Holtwood is cautiously Re-Opening

Over the past few weeks our Stewards Team has been busy considering when and, if so, how our church premises might be able to re-open. The team consulted widely amongst the church membership and, as would be expected, the opinions expressed were also wide ranging. Taking account of the latest Methodist Church guidelines about the compulsory wearing of face masks and other restrictions and also following a deep cleaning and the installation of hygiene facilities, it has been decided that we should move forward cautiously and so:-
• As a first step, services will be held in the hall beginning on Sunday 6th September at 10.45;
• There will need to be social distancing so these services will be limited to about 24 people;
• The only areas accessible will be the hall, corridor and toilets;
• Initially services will be the existing pre-recorded services via our Facebook page, displayed on a large screen;
• For the present there can be no live music or congregational singing;
• Hopefully, we will soon be in a position to offer live streamed services from the hall led by a minister or a local preacher.
It’s also important to stress that no-one should feel under any pressure to attend whilst we’re still under the pandemic restrictions. We all need to decide what is best for ourselves and our families.
Hope this is helpful to you!