CORONAVIRUS

(COVID-19)

INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS AND BUILDING USERS

 

We are well aware of the quantity of information in the news relating to the current situation surrounding COVID-19. This page will be regularly updated with information relating directly to weekly operations at Walsworth Road Baptist Church and will also share the status of building users and groups. *NEW* Click here for our latest COVID-19 documents

15:00  6th September 2020

The church maintains sign-in lists of those entering the building for the purposes of NHS Test and Trace. From NHStracing? You can contact the church on  enquiries@wrbchitchin.org.uk

12:00  22nd August 2020

An update has been published to Coronavirus Protocol 1 (Protocol for services of worship).

At this time on the advice of Government and the Baptist Union, anyone aged 70+ or with underlying health issues or who is otherwise vulnerable, should refrain from meeting of this kind and seek to use alternative methods of participation (e.g. electronic communications)

00:00  24th July 2020

We have begun emailing our groups and regular users of the building regarding their return to the premise in September (where permitted). We have also had a number of additional hire requests and so are working to fit these in around our current users. An information pack with FAQs will be included in the email sent the organiser / group lead

13:30  1st July 2020

We shall shortly be releasing protocols for both Worship and Visiting Groups on the Documents & Policies page. We understand groups would like to know if they are able to return in September and are working to provide answers to your questions - the Lettings Team will also be sending an update email to group leads/organisers soon so watch your inbox!

14:00  23rd June 2020

Following the government announcement that churches can reopen for services and weddings, we are actively pursuing the reopening of our building as soon as feasibly possible

21:00  9th June 2020

Following the government announcement that churches can reopen for private prayer, the Steering Group has met online to establish the procedures required prior to opening. A risk assessment is currently underway

08:00  27th April 2020

The second trio of jigsaw puzzles has gone live on the Activities tab - next three released Monday 4 May

15:00  25th April 2020

A page paying tribute to our NHS workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19 has gone live - click here

20:00  16th April 2020

With the lockdown extended by a further three weeks, there remains a significant demand on online services, including our website, to keep people entertained and engaged - head to the Activities tab for things to get involved in!

12:00  12th April 2020

Happy Easter! Great to have over 60 connections with friends, local and international, in this morning's service!

14:30  4th April 2020

Zoom have now introduced passwords and virtual waiting room as standard on all meetings. Church members can find the password in the members section; all non-members, please complete the form below to request the password (if we don't recognise your name and you haven't informed us you wish to join, you will not be admitted to meetings, sorry!)

12:30  25th March 2020

At least one house group and our exercise class are exploring using Zoom to continue sessions online

11:00  22nd March 2020

Our first online service this morning was amazing - we estimate around 50 people engaged with us! Definitely worth repeating next week so watch this space for the next Meeting ID

10:00  21st March 2020

Success! Our first virtual prayer session seems to have gone well - great to see so many joining

18:00  19th March 2020

March Church Meeting - all church members should check their emails for an important message from Andrew

14:30  19th March 2020

Initial testing of video conferencing in the church ahead of a virtual prayer gathering on Saturday morning

08:45  18th March 2020

All 9th Hitchin Guiding groups (Rainbows, Brownies and Guides) are suspended indefinitely

22:10  17th March 2020

Full statement from the Minister will be released in the morning

22:00  17th March 2020

Full suspension of all WRBC services and gatherings. "Further to the Prime Minister's statement yesterday, the Baptist Union today issued a call to all Baptist churches to suspend all services and other meetings with immediate effect. The Deacons have met by video conference this evening, and confirmed this action for our own life together."

20:00  17th March 2020

An emergency Deacons meeting has convened to discuss the church's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

13:00  17th March 2020

Wrigglers and Tiddlers have taken the decision to cancel the group until further notice. - "If you need to self-isolate and need any help or a chat, please do ask"

10:30  17th March 2020

Open to God house group: Julie will be at home and free to meet Thursday 19th - no-obligation to attend if you'd rather stay at home. All following Open to God sessions cancelled until further notice

01:30  17th March 2020

Monkey Music classes have been suspended until at least after Easter - "This week numbers have already been low, and it is crucial we follow government advice"

20:30  16th March 2020

An emergency Deacons meeting has been scheduled to discuss COVID-19 and latest government recommendation

19:45  16th March 2020

Keep Fit! over 50s exercise class will meet Tuesday 17th March but is cancelled after that until further notice

17:50  16th March 2020

Following today's recommendation from the government, all 3rd Hitchin meetings (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) are suspended with immediate effect - read the statement

Group representatives - contact us here

Written by: Webmaster

Last updated: 20:00 10/09/2020

Walsworth road
Baptist church
hitchin

Charity No: 1155718

wrbchitchin.org.uk

Walsworth Road

Hitchin, SG4 9SP

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