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RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Please select which service you would like to reserve seats for below.

DETAILS

We’re really excited to let you know that we are open again for in-person services!

We have the 9:30 weekly and the 11:00 and Transform Kids on alternate weeks.

We are continually monitoring changes to government guidance and following the Church of England’s advice on worship services.

Our top priority is the safety of our congregation, visitors, staff and volunteer team, so things will look a little different for a while, with measures in place to make things COVID-19 secure.

One of the changes we have decided to make is to start off running all our services from one location. This means all our services will be running from St John’s Church for the time being.

We have also reduced the capacity of St John’s Church, so we will need you to book a ticket for each service you wish to attend. Tickets will be released the Wednesday before each Sunday and can be booked on our website or by calling 0151 345 0558.

Church At Home is not going anywhere and will be continuing every week, so those that wish to join from home can still do so. You can check out the 9:30 on our website and the 11:00 on Facebook or YouTube every Sunday.

SERVICES

We have three services available:

9:30

The 9:30 is a 45 min socially-distanced liturgical service with a mix of live and video content including times of worship, teaching, prayers, reflection & Holy Communion.

11:00

The 11:00 is a 60 min socially-distanced informal service with a mix of live and video content including times of worship, teaching, prayer & ministry.

Transform Kids

Transform Kids, for primary school age, is 45 minutes full of fun, videos, games and worship. All socially distanced! We love to be able to invest in your kids to help them to know the greatness of God and how loved by him they are.

FAQ

Please familiarise yourself with the information below before attending CHURCH IN-PERSON.

TICKETS

  • Our capacity is limited to ensure we can create a safe and socially distanced environment. Each week please book a free ticket online before you come to church, for each member of your household who is attending.
  • You will be able to book your tickets online at transformwidnes.church/inperson, or by by calling 0151 345 0558. If you have not reserved a seat, you can turn up on the day, but we can’t guarantee you admission. We’ll only be able to admit you if we have space.
  • Please only book tickets you will use so someone else doesn’t miss out.
  • Children and youth are welcome in the 9:30 or 11:00 service. Make sure they have a ticket and stay sat with you during the service. We do not currently have a Creche facility.
  • Doors open 15 minutes before the service starts. If you arrive after the service starts, we reserve the right to give your ticket away.
  • If you have booked a ticket but then aren’t able to make it please let us know by emailing hello@transformwidnes.church
  • If you miss out on tickets please register on the waiting list, if tickets become available, we will contact you.
  • When booking, we also collect your data for the NHS Test & Trace scheme as requested by the government. We will only share your name, contact number, date of attendance, arrival time and departure time with the NHS if requested.

9:30 & 11:00

  • For the 9:30 & 11:00 please use the main entrance to St John’s Church. For Transform Kids please head to the Centre entrance. Hosts will be around to guide you.
  • Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the service, so to avoid long queues please don’t arrive before then! It might take a little while for us to get everyone in safely, so thank you for your patience.
  • You’ll need to stay with your household in the queue and to stay two metres away from other groups.
  • You’ll need to have your own face covering (exemptions apply), ready to wear whilst you’re with us and take home with you after the service, we’ll have spare ones available on arrival if you’ve forgotten yours.
  • We’ll ask everyone to use the hand sanitisers as they enter the building.
  • A one-way system will be in place so please follow the instructions of the hosting team as they show you where your group should sit.
  • All our services will run for about 45 minutes.
  • Our 9:30 & 11:00 services will combine both live content as well as video content from Church At Home.
  • Singing together isn’t currently permitted under the government guidance, however we can engage in worship in other ways.
  • We won’t be passing around offering buckets or gift aid envelopes so if you’d like to give, we’d love for you to do that online if possible. We will have a box to place your offering into, located at the exit, if you wish to.
  • All surfaces will be sanitised between services.
  • If you have been diagnosed with or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been asked to self-isolate or if you have returned from international travel or have been in close contact with someone that has just returned from international travel in the last 14 days you should not attend. Please join us for Church At Home instead.

TRANSFORM KIDS

  • For Transform Kids please head to the St John’s Centre entrance. For the 9:30 & 11:00 please use the main entrance to St John’s Church. Hosts will be around to guide you.
  • Check In will open 15 minutes before the start of Transform Kids, so to avoid long queues please don’t arrive before then! It might take a little while for us to get everyone in safely, so thank you for your patience.
  • You’ll need to stay with your household in the queue and to stay two metres away from other groups.
  • We’ll ask everyone to use the hand sanitisers as they enter the building.
  • Transform Kids will be split into 2 age groups as we return. Reception to Year 3 and Year 4 to Year 6.
  • Your children will have to social distance. We have set up our rooms with floor markers to help remind them!
  • Parents will not be allowed in the building, drop off will happen outside the building.
  • Please pick your children up promptly at 11:45am from the same place you dropped them off.
  • If you have been diagnosed with or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been asked to self-isolate or if you have returned from international travel or have been in close contact with someone that has just returned from international travel in the last 14 days you should not attend. Please join us for Church At Home instead.

BUILDING

  • A one-way system will be in operation throughout the church – please do follow it!
  • Signage will be displayed throughout the church to facilitate social distancing and hygiene procedures.
  • Toilets will be open but there will be a limit to the number of people able to be in the bathroom area at one time to ensure social distancing. Please listen to the guidance of the hosting team.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available at the entrance and exits of the church for you to use regularly.
  • We’ll be pinning some of the doors open so you don’t need to touch them.
  • We’re not able to provide refreshments at the moment, so please bring a bottle of water with you and take it home with you after the service. Please do not bring food on to the premises for hygiene reasons.

POST
SERVICE

  • In line with the current government guidance please avoid mingling with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know and do not gather in groups of larger than six people.
  • If you (or someone in your household) start to experience any COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 test result, please inform our team as soon as possible at hello@transformwidnes.church