Following the Cantonal directive, face masks are obligatory in church services

Service Times

We have two morning services:

9:45am: For those with Sunday-school or youth-aged children

11:15am: For those without Sunday-school or youth-aged childen

Children's sunday school and youth teaching will only be available in the 9:45 service.

Each service lasts for 1hr.

Please note, in accordance with Cantonal directives, face masks are now obligatory in church services.

There is a 30min cross-over period between 10:45 and 11:15, so if you want to stay connected with your friends on a Sunday morning, make use of that time!

 

In line with government guidelines, you can download our plan de protection here. If you would like to come to one of our services, please read the details below carefully:

These guidelines are likely to evolve with time.

If you are unwell

If you show any of the signs of coronavirus we ask that you do not attend a service but follow current medical advice, stay at home and watch the service on livestream.

If you develop symptoms during a service it is best that you put on a mask if you have one and leave as soon as possible. If you do not have a mask, they will be available at the service.

If you are considered to be in an ‘at risk' group, the government does not stipulate that you have to stay away (and neither do we). However, if you do come, please carefully follow hygiene regulations. Rather than coming, it may be advisable to watch the service on livestream. We would also encourage you to make use of the resources available on line for staying well.

Livestreaming

During the current period we will livestream these services. You can find the link here.

Social Distancing

While children and youth can mix freely among themselves as they would at school, we ask that they observe 1.5m distance from adults outside their families. This is clearly not possible with crèche aged children and we accept this.

For everyone else, we ask that whoever comes to a Sunday service keep 1.5m distance from everyone else. We understand that this may not always be possible, indeed the latest government guidelines accept this, but ask that it be observed as much as possible. Where it is not possible the government suggests that you consider wearing a mask.

In addition, where social distancing is not optimal we will keep a record of attendees to enable tracing should someone subsequently become unwell. 

Where possible we will mark the floor to facilitate social distancing.

Hygiene

Government COVID-19 posters will be displayed on entry and exit and we ask everyone who comes to a meeting to use hand sanitiser on entry and exit. Hand sanitiser will also be available for all children’s groups.

Following the directive of the cantonal authorities, it is obligatory to wear a face mask in church.  If you forget to bring one, masks will be available at the entrance. 

While current regulations remain in place we will not be offering coffee during or after the service. However, please feel free to bring your own!

We will also not be providing refreshments for the children. However, once again, don’t hesitate to bring your own.

Singing

The recent government guidelines allow churches to sing, provided the space is well ventilated and that social distancing is observed as much as possible. Given this we will sing in our services, provided the room can be properly ventiled to the outside by windows and doors being left open.

Communion

There are ways in which we can take communion while paying attention to hygiene guidelines and we will do this as appropriate.

Offering Basket

We normally only pass the buckets on a missions Sunday. We will not be doing this until further notice. When we do have a missions presentation we will provide the means for people to give.

Attendance Register

We are aware of the sensitivities around recording attendance at religious meetings. There are issues of individual rights and the negative historical precedent in Europe and elsewhere. The government has asked churches to record who attends services to enable tracking should there be an outbreak. We will endeavour to do this, either by asking people to register beforehand (so we have some idea of numbers to expect) or to sign in on the day. However, for obvious reasons, we will not force people to sign in or send them away if they don’t.

All such records will be held by the church and destroyed two weeks after each meeting.