Our lives continue to be hugely impacted by the spread of COVID-19. Here in Wales, we have been back in a state of ‘lockdown’ since just before Christmas.
We are very grateful to the Welsh Government for allowing places of worship to continue to meet during this latest stage. We believe that the gathering of God’s people to worship him corporately is a significant blessing – technology is great, and meeting ‘remotely’ has been far better than nothing, but nothing can replace the gathering of the church.
We are very keen to make use of the provision granted to us by the government, while also being very conscious of our part to play in the overall effort against the spread of COVID-19. We are also aware that there are an increasing number of people who are, due to their own circumstances, very wisely deciding to stay at home and join us ‘online’.
We have therefore decided the following:
- Our morning services will continue to be held physically in our church building. Booking is required to attend – strict attention is paid to COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all. These services will continue to be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
- Our evening services on 10th and 17th January will be held ‘online’. They will take place on Zoom and will also be live streamed on YouTube.
- Aside from our regular midweek meeting, all other ministries are suspended at present.
We trust that these arrangements will ensure our services are as accessible as possible to people in a range of situations, while also protecting the precious joy that is ours to gather together safely to worship. We will keep these arrangements under review – the elders will next review the situation on Monday 18th January 2021.