We will expect those attending to wear masks, to wash hands and to sign in for the foreseeable future. We will continue to review these requirements.
There will be separate spaces in all services for all those who wish fully socially distance – please book your ticket in advance for the service so we know you are coming.
Stewards will look after you and ensure that you have the opportunity to leave first so distancing can be maintained throughout.
The 10.45 service will continue to be livestreamed for those at home.
As of Sunday August 1st all those happy not to socially distance will not be required to book a ticket.
Those wanting to maintain distancing should book a ticket or contact the church office.
We can now sing again in all services (behind our masks).
We can now socialise without distancing after the service.
9am service – will alternate between Zoom & In person.
10.45 Kings Room – will meet weekly and will livestream the service.
10.45 Sunday in the Warehouse – will meet fortnightly.
6pm service – will meet 1st August and 24th August – look out for further details of when and where these 6pm meetings will take place.
Wycliffe Kidz & Youth will continue to meet fortnightly for the time being – August 1st and 15th & 29th. There will be no mandatory mask wearing or distancing in CYF groups, though of course masks can be worn if desired. These groups no longer require booking.
Our communication platforms remain electronic, mainly in the form of our weekly newsletter ‘Wycliffe Weekly’ and via our social media platforms. If you haven’t done so already, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There are a number of playlists on our YouTube channel that we invite you to subscribe to.
We will continue to communicate via post for those not digitally connected. If you would like to add a name to our postal list, for receiving of a paper copy of our newsletter and a DVD recording of the livestream, please get in touch.
Many LIFE groups will continue and will organise themselves virtually. These local groups are the very best way to support and care for each other. If you are not currently a member of a LIFE group and would like to be hooked up, then get in touch.
If you would like to co-ordinate a new LIFE group during this period, then please get in touch.
More on LIFE Groups can be read on our Bible Study page.
As many of you have done already, if you can offer to deliver shopping, cook a meal, or are prepared to be part of a phone bank and keep in touch with those at high risk, then get in touch. This will be a hard time for some folk, with many weeks of isolation ahead – we must support them.
For those of you who use Facebook then look for the ACTS 4:32 page (it’s a private group but please request to join) – this has been used very effectively for a long time to match needs with practical help.
Most of you will be aware of Foodshare, which runs on a regular basis from Church across certain weekday evenings. This will remain open for as long as we are able.
Foodshare will be at 8pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
It is worth reminding you all in these difficult times that Foodshare is for absolutely anybody, whether from Church or community. There are no entry requirements of any sort.
We want to offer prayer to as many people as want it, both in our Church and for those in our community. People are worried and anxious, but we have God’s glorious hope and we can share that with those who have not yet seen it.
If you would be prepared to pray and chat with someone over the phone, then do let us know.
As the Wycliffe Prayer Team won’t be at Church in person for some time, they invite you to email any prayer requests to: email@example.com
Please note, only those on the current prayer team will see your request. You might also like to request a prayer by completing our Prayer Card
We also hold prayer sessions throughout the week on Zoom. Invitations to join our weekly prayer meetings are sent out in the Wycliffe Weekly.
In His service,
Wycliffe Baptist Church Elders & Staff