General

Q. When will church be opening?

A. We are proposing to re-open the church for worship on Saturday 31st October 2020 then again on Saturday 5th December 2020.

Q. Will everybody be allowed back into church?

A. No. Based on social distancing rules we can only have up to 90 people in attendance. Attendees will have to pre-register online here.

Q. I have underlying health issues, can I come to church?

A. At present government guidelines recommend that you should not.

Q. I am over 70 years old, can I come to church?

A. While current government guidelines recommend that you should not, this is ultimately left to your discretion as long as you are aware of the personal risk.

Q. Will you be conducting temperature checks?

A. Yes. A First Aider will ask you to wait for your temperature to be taken before entering the church.  This will be done using an electronic thermometer and is not harmful. If the reading is below 38°C/100°and you do not have a continuous cough, you will be permitted to enter the building. If the reading is above 38°C/100°F, you should immediately leave the building, self-isolate and seek medical assistance as per the government’s direction.

Q. Will I have to wear a mask in church?

A. Yes.

Q. Will the church be providing us with masks, hand sanitisers, or gloves?

A. Hand sanitiser will be provided, however you will be expected to bring your own mask.

Q. Will I be able to sing at church?

A. At present government guidelines recommend that this should be avoided. 

Q. Can I greet others by shaking hands, embracing or cheek kissing?

A. At present government guidelines recommend that this should be avoided.

Q. Can I socialise/mingle with others between services?

A. At present government guidelines advise against these activities unless you are a part of a ‘bubble’. As soon as church is over, please follow the one-way system out of the church.

Q. What time will Divine Service/Family Worship be held?

A. Divine Service/Family Worship will commence at 12pm.

Q. How can I participate even if I can’t attend in person?

A. The worship service will be live streamed. Search ‘Peckham SDA Church’ on YouTube.


Children

Q. Will there be a children’s programme?

A. Oct 31st: There will be a children’s worship service in the church hall at the same time as the main service however Pathfinders will remain online.

A. Dec 5th: Pathfinders and Adventurers will be held in the church hall for children already registered with the club. No children’s worship service will take place on that date.


Other Services

Q. Will Adult Sabbath School classes resume in-person?

A. Sabbath School (Lesson Study) will continue to take place at 9.45-11.30am on Saturday mornings on Zoom.

Q. What about Prayer Meetings?

A. Prayer Meetings will continue via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7pm until further notice.


Sabbath Lunch

Q. Can I use the kitchen facilities during Sabbath?

A.  No. The kitchen will be closed during services.

Q. Will the church be providing lunch?

A. No. At present government guidelines recommend that this should be avoided.

Q. Can I bring my lunch and share with others?

A. No. At present government guidelines recommend that this should be avoided.

Q. Can I bring snacks for my child?

A. Yes. However, you cannot share them with any other child unless they live in the same household.


*Credit: these Frequently Asked Questions and answers have been adapted from those kindly produced by Croydon Seventh-day Adventist church.