Worship at FBC
What are our services like?
Every Sunday morning at 10.30 we gather for about an hour and a half to sing Christians songs (both modern and traditional), pray, read Scripture and listen to a talk. Most Sundays we run 'children's church' from crèche age up to school year 9 with the children usually joining the start of the service and then going off to their own groups. Before the pandemic we used to have an all-age service on the first Sunday of the month where adults and children stay together to worship, learn and usually laugh a lot and we hope to return to this pattern as soon as is practically possible.
Our morning service is videoed and live streamed on YouTube, and as such can be viewed by anyone who has access to the internet. Unless you sit at the back of the room, it is possible that you may be briefly caught on camera and it is assumed that by attending you are giving your permission to be included in this way. We take great care, however, to ensure that children do not appear on our live stream unless their parents and/or legal guardians have given their permission.
You can join the livestream of our service on our YouTube channel, and catch up on previous services, by clicking the FBC LIVE button below
Do we have COVID restrictions in place?
Since Sunday 19 September 2021,
we have removed all restrictions from any gathering within the building, making it now the personal choice of every individual as to whether or not they wear masks or socially distance. To support that choice we still provide sanitiser at the door and keep the rooms well ventilated. We also continue to provide 2 different types of seating. If you are happy to sit anywhere with anyone then you can just turn up without booking a seat but it you would prefer to use socially distanced seating then you need to book your seat. Details on how to do that can be be found by clicking here
We ask everyone who has tested positive for COVID, has COVID symptoms or COVID-like symptons to not attend our meetings. In addition, we recommend that any of our Church family who is deeply unsure about coming back to worship with us in the immediate future should remain at home for the time being and worship with us online. If you choose this option then please inform us of your decision so that we can continue to support you pastorally.
What about refreshments?
We plan to return to providing refreshments after the morning service from November 2021.
Do we ask for money?
Everything we provide on a Sunday is free but we do take up a financial offering in the morning service that is used to help support local, national and international needs. This is a freewill offering, so you are not under any compulsion to give towards it.
Do we have any other services on the Sunday?
Before the first lockdown we used to hold a short communion service at 9.30am and a more contemporary interactive evening service at 6pm. We are currently discussing how and when these two meetings will recommence and will update this page when they return.
What if anyone has any questions?
If you need to get in touch with us about anything connected with our services please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01252 837844
or call in to see us. For further information click Contact Us