In December we briefly resumed face-to-face services on Sunday mornings at 09h30, at St James Biddenham & All Saints Kempston (venue alternating week-by-week). However Bedford was placed in Tier 4 just prior to Christmas, and now we are all back into (the third) national lock down. Our Zoom services therefore continue to be our main form of worship, at 11am on Sundays and 6pm on Wednesdays (Zoom meetings ID 998 074 6039).
Our 9.30am face-to-face services on Sundays are for the time being cancelled. We hope to resume these when Covid restrictions are eased and will provide further information in due course.
Please see our virtual church newsletters to keep updated.
Please read the following important notes on what to expect when attending church (when face-to-face services are allowed):
Face coverings must be worn by all those who attend (this is now a legal requirement) (if you are exempt please bring some evidence with you). We will have a few disposable face masks for use by anyone who has been unable to obtain one.
Please wash your hands before leaving home. You will be able to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church.
Social distancing will apply and a one-way system will operate in both the Church and the Churchyard. Please enter the churchyard via the entrance opposite the Church Barn. Entry to the church (if the service is inside) is by the main door. Please note the signs in place and follow the one way system once inside. You will be asked to exit via the Chancel door and the main Churchyard gates. Please adhere to social distancing requirements at all times when in the Church and Churchyard.
We are required to keep a register of attendees’ names and contact numbers which can be used for the Track and Trace system if required. These details will be stored securely and disposed of after 21 days.
If you are in a vulnerable category we advise you not to attend these physical services, but this is ultimately your decision to make.
Please do not attend if you feel unwell.
If you would like to be part of our Zoom services, or receive our weekly virtual church newsletters, please contact Jacqui Piper on 01234 356993 or email@example.com
Reminder: Zoom meetings ID 998 074 6039
This post was written by John Richards