Reserve Your Free Tickets(Seats) For In-Person Services

Beloved,

Following the lifting of government restrictions on church services, the leadership of Trinity Baptist Church has decided to reopen for community church services. Church services at Peall Road, Croydon and Thornlaw Road, West Norwood locations will resume from Sunday 2nd August 2020.

In line with government guidance and our own commitment to keep you safe at all times, we have put the following measures in place to ensure that you are able to attend church and leave the premises in a safe manner, minimising the risk of transmission at all times whilst you are on the church premises.

Beloved, these are extremely challenging times and in addition to the measures we have put in place, we will rely heavily on church members to comply with our guidelines and government legislation to ensure that we are all safe.

Failure to adhere to laid down measures can lead to our church being shut down for non-compliance so please ensure that you read carefully and adhere to all the guidelines in tab 2 when you attend Church.

MEASURES UNDERTAKEN AND GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING CHURCH

ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICE

➢ All members and visitors will have to pre-register to attend services due to limited seats and the need for track and tracing when required. One person can register for his/her family by stating the number of people in the family attending the service. The same applies to attending any of the services with a friend or any other relations.
➢ All registrations should be done no later than the preceding Thursday by 5pm. For example, for attendance on Sunday 2nd August you need to register by Thursday 28th July.
➢ Registrations will be opened on Monday for the next Sunday service.
➢ Registration can be done by calling the church office on 02087667732 or online at www.tbcoasishouse.com and on Eventbrite. Details to follow soon.

ARRIVING AT CHURCH

Car Park

➢ Social distancing should be practiced in the car park. There will be markers on the floor leading to the church gate. Please, pay attention to the markers. Families can walk together but please avoid mingling with other families in the car park.

Entering the Church

➢ Our ushers will welcome and advise you on our one-way system and safety protocols before entering church which are:

Hand hygiene

➢ Follow the protocol’s instruction and wash your hands where possible or rub your hands properly and thoroughly with alcohol gel at any of the sanitizing
stations.

Temperature checks

➢ Follow the instruction of the Usher/protocol officer and get your temperature checked before entering the auditorium.

Face masks

➢ For your own safety and the safety of others, we would please recommend you wear your face mask while you are at church. If you are asthmatic or have any
underlining breathing problem, kindly let the Usher/protocol officer at the door know. (We highly recommend people with any underlining breathing problem to
join our online services).

Catch it, bin it, kill it

➢ Please carry tissues with you at all times to cough or sneeze into. Dispose of every tissue used into the provided bins and wash your hands immediately.
Social distancing and physical contact

➢ We will be observing the government’s safe social distancing guidelines every time we are at church and refrain from all physical contact.

Using the lift

➢ The church lifts will henceforth, carry one person at a time unless they are a family or persons from the same household.

Queue management

➢ The church will operate a one-way flow system to enter and exit the church.
Kindly follow the instructions of the Ushers/protocol and also the displayed directional signs. Members are encouraged to arrive early, up to 30 mins before church starts as indicated by their registration slot

AFTER CHURCH SERVICE
➢ The ushers/protocol will direct the congregation in an orderly manner out of the church. Please wait and follow their instructions.
➢ No socialization whatsoever is permitted in the foyer or any other areas in the church after each service. We encourage all to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and vacate the premises. Families are however allowed to walk together.

CLEANING
There is a thorough Cleaning regime in place: – Initial deep clean and regular ‘COVID19’ specific cleaning at intervals between services and during services.
Extra bins have been provided at various locations for disposal of tissues etc.

DURING CHURCH SERVICE

➢ Whilst inside the church strict adherence to the protocols will be enforced.
➢ Families can sit together. However, people from different households or individuals will sit at least 2 meters apart.
➢ Our ushers will let you know where to sit but the 2meter distance will normally be an average of 3 chairs away from the nearest person to you.
➢ Every other row of seats will be left empty.
➢ There will be NO handshakes, hugs, crowd dancing, going to the front for prayers or extra socializing.

Tithes and offering

➢ We will continue to focus on online giving.
➢ In addition, we will make offertory bowls available at exit points and leave envelopes on seats where possible for tithes and offering.

Communion

➢ Members can bring their own communion.
➢ The church will also make available pre-packaged communion for those who are unable to bring their own.

Singing

➢ All congregational and group singing has been stopped temporarily. We will however have a solo singer wearing a Face Shield and the band to lead the church from a distance during worship and offertory time.

USE OF TOILETS

➢ We encourage people only to use the toilets if necessary and also for the purposes of washing their hands only.
➢ Toilets will be managed by trained attendants who will make sure that toilets are cleaned at all times and also manage the flow of members in and out of the toilet.
Please, use the toilets only if you really need to use it. (Children should be supervised by their parents)

Below is a summary of the key points contained in this notice.

  • Please do not come if you have any of the coronavirus symptoms, if you are self-isolating, have had contact tracing or have returned from foreign travel.

ENTRY:

  • Registering needs to be done each week you attend.You can do this either online here, or by calling the church office on +4420 8766 7732 to secure a place. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. (Everyone should register – including all volunteers)
  • If you are in the clinically vulnerable group or over 70, we recommend that you take extra care (and consider streaming the service from home).
  • Please bring your own Bible and a water bottle. There will be no refreshments and the kitchens not be in use and after church snacks will not be available.

CHILDREN:

  • There will be NO Sunday School for children for now. Parents are advised to supervise their children at all times.

Contact Info for Test and Trace

To ensure that all attendees are safe, we are recording the names and phone numbers of church attendees for Test and Trace purposes. The Government guidelines we are following can be found here. We will only be keeping this information for 21 days and will not be using it for any other purpose than to help the NHS Test and Trace program in their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please read the privacy notice pertaining to what we will do with your data here and only register if you agree to the privacy notice.

The service will continue to be recorded and available on our website.

All TBC Virtual Services will still be operational as we reopen the actual/in person services at Oasis House~Croydon and Oasis House~West Norwood.
Based on current UK guidelines we are restricted to 100 congregant in Croydon and 75 congregants in West Norwood per service.

SERVICE TIMES
The times for the various services at Croydon and West Norwood are as follows:

OASIS HOUSE, CROYDON:
1 st Service: 10:00 to 11:00
2nd Service 12:00 to 13:00

Youth (BRIDGE) service: 14:00 – 15:00
IMPACT service (monthly) :14:00 – 15:00

THORNLAW ROAD, WEST NORWOOD
English Service: 09:30 – 10:30
Akan Service : 12:00 – 13:00

Live streaming will continue for those who cannot attend church.

ELDERLY MEMBERS WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, AND MEMBERS WHO ARE UNWELL

➢ We encourage members who are 70 years and above or members with underlying conditions to join our online service for now
➢ Also, members with any COVID 19 symptoms are encouraged to stay at home. We sincerely care about your health and we will provide all the support you may need to ensure that your spiritual needs are met via our online service.

CHILDREN

➢ Our children’s services are temporarily suspended. If you are coming to church with children please, do remember to register them as well.
➢ Please do your best to keep them seated at all times to minimize movement. Our
virtual children’s service will be streamed later in the evening. Details to follow
soon.

Trinity Baptist Church

Privacy Notice for collecting contact information from church attendees.

This privacy notice is an addendum to Trinity Baptist Church’s main privacy statement and notices. The Charity Trustees of Trinity Baptist Church (as Data Controller)* can be contacted by ringing +4420 8766 7732or emailing info@trinitybaptist.org.uk

We are collecting your name and contact details in order to fulfil our responsibility to provide a safe environment in which those attending Trinity Baptist Church can pray and worship during this COVID-19 recovery phase. We will only use this information to contact you in the event that we believe you may have come into contact with a suspected case of COVID-19 at Trinity Baptist Church and it may be necessary to share your details with NHS Test and Trace if they are requested for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks. Your name and contact details will temporarily be securely stored on our password protected Trinity Baptist Church office computers only.  They will be retained for a period of 21 days in line with government guidance and then disposed of within the following 7 days.

Please inform Trinity Baptist Church as soon as possible if you test positive for coronavirus or develop any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest. The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on data handling during the pandemic.  Please see www.ico.org.uk/coronavirus.

The grid below is the current schedule of events available. We recommend you register early.
Our virtual service would also still be ongoing and includes each event listed.

Croydon

Location: 5-9 Peall Road,Croydon, Surrey, SM68PF
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West Norwood

2 Thornlaw Road, West Norwood, London SE27 0SA
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  • Registration can be done by calling the church office on 02087667732 or online at www.tbcoasishouse.com and on Eventbrite.

More details of our actual(in person) services for each location using these links of our EventBrite pages.

TBC Croydon – https://oasiscroydon.eventbrite.com

TBC West Norwood – https://tbcwestnorwood.eventbrite.com

TBC IMPACT – https://tbcimpact.eventbrite.com

The Bridge – http://tbcbridge.eventbrite.com

 


  • Our Virtual Services will still be ongoing and will have live content from the actual service.

Use these links access then online.

Mobile friendly link – https://live.tbcoasishouse.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/tbcoasishouse/videos/

Youtube (Croydon) – https://www.youtube.com/c/tbcoasishouse

Youtube ( West Norwood) – https://www.youtube.com/user/tbconline02

Very useful links for more details :
BBC
UK Health Ministry
Baptist Union of Great Britain