When We Meet
We are currently meeting in the Hall next to the Chapel at 10.30am. Hand sanitizer is provided and masks are provided if you want to wear one. It’s fine if you don’t but please sit nearer the front
Our Covid 19 Risk Assessment is at the bottom of this page
We still aim to provide an online pre recorded service which will be the same and on our You Tube Channel Andrew Price at The Nazeing Chapel
Sunday mornings at 10.30 am is our main meeting where we worship God using a mixture of old and new songs. Our Pastor also preaches from the Bible, usually taking a book and going through it section at a time. There’s no dress code, smart or casual is fine.
During the week
Week 1 We meet at the Church to pray for Nazeing on a Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Week 2 We have two house groups, one on a Tuesday afternoon and one on a Wednesday, phone or email church number for details.
Week 3 Prayer meeting at the Church Wednesday 7.30pm
Week 4 House Groups
Risk Assessment Form for Covid 19 Updated in line with the Government removal of restrictions on the 19th July 2021
1 Can the Building be safely accessed and exited?
i) We will continue to use the School Hall as it is more spacious.
ii) There is plenty of car parking outside and at the scout hut, we will enter through the middle doors and exit through the hall doors, encouraging social distance all the time.
iii) At entry point there will be a cleaning station, with hand sanitizer
iv) Everyone entering the place of worship is to wash hands for 20 seconds or use the hand sanitiser at the cleaning station.
v) The doors will initially be open to minimise contact although they can be shut after the meeting has started, some windows will be open for ventilation weather permitting
vi) Masks no longer have to be worn but we recognize many will continue to wear them. If you are wearing a mask you can sit anywhere but if you do not want to wear one you will be encouraged to sit near the front.
2 Can we sit safely? How many can we accommodate?
i) The hall has been set up with a four meter gap from the pulpit to the first row because that is where the most talking will come from and then chairs have been spaced out two meters apart with some chairs close together for family groups. We will continue with this
ii) As Christians we love to sing, indeed we are commanded to sing and this has been a difficult season. The guidance to not sing has now been removed and we will be singing. As long as the weather holds out we will start with some songs outdoors and have one or two indoors. Once again with the necessary distancing in place and windows open this should be fine. We will have to look at this again when the weather changes
iii) All limits on venue capacity have been removed but we never exceeded the limit anyway.
With the cooler weather and reduced ventilation we will reconsider a limit on numbers and spacing but again we don’t anticipate reaching any limit
The size and circumstance (including ventilation) of the premises will determine the maximum number of people that can be accommodated whilst also facilitating social distancing
The safe number of people should be decided by the venue manager.
In defining the number of people that can reasonably follow social distancing, the total floor space as well as likely pinch points and busy areas should be taken into account (such as entrances, exits) and where possible alternative or one-way routes introduced.’
iv) A temporary record of attendees to be kept for 21 days to assist track and trace
3 Can the building be used at any other time
i) Advice seems to vary between 48 and 72 hours to leave the building empty or to deep clean thoroughly but the building will only be used once a week for now.
i) Advice is to encourage online giving but cash gifts are to be emptied with gloves or left for 72 hours
‘Where possible faith leaders should discourage cash donations and continue to use online or contactless giving and resources.Where this is not an option, cash should be collected in a receptacle that is set in one place and handled by one individual, as opposed to being passed around. Regular cleaning and hygiene should be maintained, and gloves worn to handle cash offerings where giving continues.’
i) Personal Bibles will be encouraged although Church Bibles can be used provided they are not used for a week
‘In circumstances where worshippers cannot bring their own books, places of worship should keep a selection of clean books for individuals to use. Clean books should be quarantined for 48 hours since their previous use and should be quarantined for 48 hours again after use. Items which cannot be easily cleaned should also be subject to the 48 hour quarantine after use’
This assessment will be regularly updated