25 May 2020
Dear Brougham Place Community,
Greetings in the name of Christ!
Although we are in the midst of unusual times, it has been a joy to celebrate this Easter Season together. Soon we will move into the season of exploring the Kingdom of God between Pentecost and Christ the King Sunday.
As the restrictions on gatherings ease, we have received more inquiries about the use of the church building. Given the nature of intergenerational worship, and the size of the Brougham Place community, we will continue to worship online.
Where ministries can, they will continue in online formats. It is exciting that some ministries meet the requirements and guidelines, and will resume in the building. There are strict requirements for this to happen. It is important to give you some details about the changes that have happened around the church.
If you go to the church building, you will encounter several new signs as well as things likes sign in registers and hand sanitiser. Here’s some of what you can expect:
You will also notice that there is hand sanitiser available at all entrances and exits to the building. Please make use of this as you enter and leave the building. Frequently touched surfaces (such as doorknobs, light switches and railings) continue to be sanitised on a regular basis.
Because of restrictions on the number of people allowed in the building at any one point, all bookings must be made through the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 8267 2657). The office diary will be the official diary for all bookings / gatherings.
Some of these guidelines may well feel strange. One of the delightful things about this community is the shared sensed of responsibility, care and ownership of the building. It truly is like ‘home’ for so many people. Although we all hope it remains a place of hospitality and warmth, it also needs to be safe. We can manage both of those things if we all work together.
Let us go forward into the unknown with a great sense of God’s presence with us always.
Jenni and John