It is a joy to announce that Ryarsh Baptist Chapel will be reopened from the 26th of July. The services will be held at 4pm each Sunday unless further COVID-19 lockdown will be announced (which we all hope will not happen).
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our church services were suspended from 22 March 2020. However, the UK Government has outlined new plans from 4th July allowing us to meet again.
You will now need to book a visit in advance via email (email@example.com) or phone 07464635187
To enable us to manage seating arrangements with the appropriate Social Distancing measures
To limit the number of people in attendance at any given time
To gather temporary data (in a GDPR compliant way) to help us provide the NHS Test and Trace team with accurate records of visitors if needed for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks.
For those still shielding or unable to attend, recordings will be made available at ryarshbaptist.org.com.
You should follow the stay at home guidance if you or a member of your household has a new, continuous cough or high temperature or loss of or change to sense of smell or taste
If you are shielding, you should continue to follow the government’s advice on shielding (the government plans to pause shielding on 1 August but strict social distancing will remain in place)
If you develop symptoms during the Service, you will be asked to leave and follow the stay at home guidance
You should notify the church leaders if you develop symptoms at any point during the week
Steps for a “COVID-19 Secure” Building
All touchpoints will be cleaned before each Service
A one-way system is in operation (one entrance and one exit)
A 2m Social Distance is imposed throughout the premises and necessary measures are in force where a 2m distance is not possible
The new rule of six must be carefully followed
Information posters are displayed throughout the building
The toilet should only be used if absolutely necessary (please plan accordingly)
Sanitizing gel is available throughout the building
Hot drinks, biscuits, etc will not be served until further notice
We have a booking system in place to manage seat allocation and contact tracing
Always observe the Social Distancing Guidelines
We advise that face coverings be used at all time inside the building, but it remains as an individual responsibility
Bring your own Bible as pew Bibles will not be available. Do ask for a gift Bible if you do not have one
One volunteer will ensure that all visitors have booked a visit for the purpose of contact tracing
The offering will be collected during the meeting, we encourage the electronic giving
Children are welcome but remain the responsibility of their parents
Contact and interaction between people should be kept in accordance with the new rule of six. Groups or people should not intermingle apart from their existing group of six.
Please come back for the latest information and/or any changes to the above.
For any questions or concerns please contact Artur Piotrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07464635187
Our Sunday Carol Service will take place in Ryarsh Baptist Chapel on 23 December 2018 at 4pm. All are welcome!
We will also be supporting a Community Carol Service on Saturday 22 December 2018, 4pm at The Old Fire Station, Vicarage Road, Halling ME2 1BE.
Come and have a good sing-along this Christmas! There will be traditional carols, participation from various members of the community & children, followed by a brief Christmas message—arrive early to get a seat!
Don’t forget to bring a gift for a child! All donated gifts will be sent to the Demelza Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne. Let us bring a BIG smile to their faces!
“Due to the nature of the conditions of the children and young people using our services, we are always happy to receive sensory toys, CDs, DVDs, computer games, vouchers, books and toiletries. Gifts will be given out throughout December and at our New Year Parties in January at our Sittingbourne, Eltham and St Leonard services. Any gifts that cannot be given to families will be used for fundraising and retail, with the money going back into providing care to our children, young people and families.” Demelza Sittingbourne
All our meetings this Christmas – Sun 23, 11:00, Sunday Christmas Family Service at Halling Baptist Church, ME2 1BE – Sun 23, 16:00, Carol Service in Ryarsh Baptist Chapel, ME19 5LX – Tue 25, 10:30, Christmas Day Service at Halling Baptist Church, ME2 1BE
All at Ryarsh Baptist Church wish you a very happy Christmas and a blessed 2019!
The members of the newly-formed Ryarsh Baptist Church have asked Alister Barrett King to preach for them at their Sunday morning meeting from July – September of this year. The leaders of Grace Baptist Church Edlesborough where he is a ministry trainee have agreed to release him to the fellowship at Ryarsh for this period. Please pray for Alister has he takes on this added responsibility over the summer months. Remember him as he participates in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Oxford Study Program this summer as well. May the Lord equip and use him for the glory of our Saviour.