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Booking into a Service

Please note, that for the foreseeable future, attendance at any of our services is available only to those who have pre-booked during the week, and will be on a first come, first served basis (although we may hold back a few seats for those with special circumstances to make church inclusive for as many people as possible).  In order to use the online booking system, you must have an active login for this website.  If you do not, please contact the church office, and we will be glad to set that up for you.

Because of the requirements for social distancing, we will have a reduced capacity, and the church will be laid out with seats mainly in pairs, plus a few other larger groups.  On the booking form,  please indicate how many seats you would like. If you are booking just for yourself, choose the "One or Two Seats" option. 


Please consider your own health and safety before deciding to attend - although we have taken precautions we cannot remove all risk.  If you are unable to book a seat or prefer to worship at home, our services will continue to be streamed on our FBC Radio YouTube channel.


The booking system will be available from Monday 12:00 noon until Saturday 12 noon for the coming Sunday each week.   Please only book for members of your household and/or support bubble.

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What to Expect

Things will be very different from what we are used to, but you will be warmly welcomed and it will be lovely to see you.   The service in the building will consist of watching the streamed FBC Radio service together.  However, we hope to move to a live service as soon as we have the resources and it is safe to do so. 

Other things that will be a bit different include:
  • Initially, there will be no children or young people's groups
  • There will be no singing
  • There will be a reduced number of toilets
  • Windows and doors will be open to maximise ventilation, so it might be quite cold.  Please dress accordingly.
  • We are using the hard plastic chairs as these are easier to clean.  If you would like to bring a cushion, please do.
 

Regulations for Attendance

The following regulations are to help keep the FBC family and the community safe and to enable as many as possible to be able to return to services in the church building. They are in line with government regulations, guidance from the Baptist Union (who have taken advice from health and safety experts) and the Risk Assessment performed by the Ministry Team which considers the regulations and guidance in our specific circumstances.

You must do the following:
 
  • Pre-book for yourself and/or members of your household to attend.  Seating has been arranged to enable social distancing, so please do not book a seat for, sit with, or make physical contact with anyone from any other household.   By booking and attending, you give consent for us to retain your contact details for 21 days, and for us to pass these to the relevant agency for track and trace purposes if you, or someone else attending tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Follow government guidance on self-isolation if you have symptoms, a positive test for the virus, have been contacted by a contact tracing agency or have returned from foreign travel.
  • Not attend if you think you have Covid symptoms.   On arrival, you will be asked if you have any such symptoms, and if you do, you will not be admitted, and you should return home immediately.
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Wear a face covering (unless specifically exempt).
  • Follow the one-way system.
  • Clean your hands on entry, using the cleanser provided at the door.
  • Speak only in a quiet voice and not sing.
  • If you need to use the toilet, follow the instructions on signs in the foyer and in the toilets.  Please accompany any child with you under 11 to the toilet.
  • Take any rubbish home with you.
  • Leave promptly after the meeting finishes.

 


Finally

If you have any questions about our Sunday Services or need to get in touch with us about any other enquiry we will be happy to help. Please contact us for more information.

 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

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New to Church?

Welcome!  Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about Frimley Baptist Church.

The Church is involved in many activities, for all ages, some on a Sunday and many in the week. All these activities are explained in more detail under the "What's On" pages.

If you are wondering what would happen if you visited us on a Sunday, here's some information that we hope you will find helpful:

 

Where and when does the church meet?

Most Sundays we meet at 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 6:00 pm.  The style and content of these three services are quite distinct, but you will be very welcome at any service.  The service pattern is explained on the Sunday Services page and the details of the services this week can be seen on the Home page.

We meet at:
Frimley Baptist Church, Balmoral Drive, Frimley GU16 9AR.
You can see a map on our contact us page
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go or provide you with more information to take away.

Depending on which service you visit, the content and style will be slightly different, as explained above.  At all services there will be some singing (which you can join in or not!).  At the 10:30 am and 6:00 pm services the minister, or one of the members of the Church will give a talk based on a Bible passage or theme from the Bible. The speakers often use audio visual aids as part of their talk.  The 9:00 am is a communion service with a short reflection from the service leader.

Usually tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the 10:30 am service and before the 6:00 pm service, where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What happens for the children at church?

Other than the first Sunday of the month and through the month of August, we run children's groups in part of the morning service (10.30 am) to which all young people (ages 0-14) are welcome.   Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs) together for the first part of the morning.  Someone will announce when the children go to their programme.  You will need to go with your children to register them if it is your first time with us.


For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under What's On.
 

Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free simply to observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.  If you want to know who works in the Church Office, check out our Leadership and Staff page.