Shanklin United Reformed
Our Returning to the Church Building
After the government
announcement, it seems that we will be under the current
restrictions for a little while longer. The Elders have
discussed the situation and have decided that we should go
ahead with our planned reopening on Sunday 27th
June, albeit with bookings (track & trace), face coverings
and social distancing measures still in place.
We will revert to
our normal Sunday service time of 10:30
The Sunday service
on 27th June and each week thereafter will be
live streamed to our Facebook page, if possible. We are
using a mobile data platform until Wightfibre can connect
the church to their network. This is not 100% reliable and
if live streaming does not prove possible for a particular
service, it will be recorded and posted onto Facebook as
soon as possible afterwards.
As usual, the first
Sunday of each month will be a communion service, beginning
on Sunday 4th July.
For these services,
you will need to book with Robin (firstname.lastname@example.org),
although for the first service on 27th June
booking will be with Yvonne Sparks (by email to
We will be restricted in the number of folk who can be
safely accommodated in the building ~ dependent upon the
number of family groups/bubbles ~ up to a maximum of 40
Our Tuesday Bible
Bite service will continue as at present and the “rules” for
both services are as before:
Entry to the
building will be via the front doors (and disabled
access ramp). All attendees will be asked to sanitise
their hands upon entry.
shown to a seat, please wear a face-covering (exceptions
apply) and provide name & contact details (held for 21
distancing (2 metres) should be adhered to (including
when queuing for entry and exit). Fellowship within the
be minimised and interaction with those outside your
household should be avoided, if possible.
Once in your
seat, you are asked to remain in place and not move
around the building.
facilities are available: please come to the back of the
church before being shown to the toilet. Sanitise your
hands before entry and on exit and also wipe down any
surfaces you may have touched inside.
At the end of
the service, please leave the building when asked to do
so, using both front and side exits. Please sanitise
your hands on exit and avoid congregating outside the
At present there
will be no refreshments served after the service.
restrictions are relaxed, these rules will be adjusted
We are still
planning to hold our first in-person church meeting on
Thursday 22nd July @ 19:30; however, this may
need to be delayed if restrictions are not sufficiently
eased by then. The meeting will begin with our AGM covering
our accounts and the election of Elders. This will be
followed by the church meeting which will take the usual
form and include a summary of decisions taken by the Elders
on your behalf during the pandemic.
have any questions or concerns,
please contact our