Grosvenor Covid-19 Update
Friday 5 Nov 2020
The government announced on Sunday 1st Nov:
COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action:
Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
Closing certain businesses and venues.
This means the government has closed Grosvenor Barnstaple’s building unless it is being used for:
To broadcast acts of worship
Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
Other exempted activities such as some support groups
The Govt Guidance states about broadcasting:
Attending a place of worship for broadcasting or filming an act of worship is permitted but should only involve those people working or volunteering who are essential for the content of the service, and for technical support to enable people to watch and worship online or via a television or radio.
If musicians or singers usually form part of the act of worship that is being broadcast, they may participate but only if they are essential to the delivery of that act of worship. The numbers or people involved should be kept as small as possible to minimise risks and participants should follow social distancing guidance.
Friday 14th Sept 2020
Barnstaple In-Person Services:
We are trialling services in the building. Our first Live service was on September 13th at 10am in the Main Hall at Old Station Road EX32 8PB. This was an experimental meeting and went well!
For our Families service, the room will be laid out with tables and each family will sit at a table, masked and socially distanced from other families in accordance with the rule of six. The service will last about ¾ hour, aimed at up to 11yr olds and will be very child friendly. All families are welcome, so if you are grandparents, please feel free to bring your grandchildren.
Our online Service will still be running.