Church at home

Although we can't meet in person, we are continuing to gather online each Sunday for our Church at Home service, and would love you to join us here.

Covid-19 Information

Find out up to date information about how we are running our church services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response to the latest updates to Government guidance on tackling the COVID-19 virus, we are re-opening our live services from Sunday 6th December.

Church at home will continue for the foreseeable future, and is now available all day on Sundays.

To ensure our services are as safe and welcoming as possible, we will be doing things a little differently. If you are planning to attend or serve at any of our meetings, please read the following information, and if you have any questions, email hello@christchurchlondon.org

This page was last updated on 25 November 2020

  • Tickets

    All live services will be ticketed, please reserve a free ticket before you come to church. You can reserve tickets for your household or support bubble, but please only book tickets you will use so that others don’t miss out.

    Doors will open 15 minutes before the service starts. Please note that if you arrive late we cannot guarantee entry.

    Book tickets for a service
  • Social distancing

    As far as possible we will make your experience touch free and there will be a one way system in operation.

    On arrival a Welcomer will check you in. Please have the QR code on your ticket open on your phone, ready to scan. Your QR code is on your confirmation email and is also available on the ChurchSuite App.

    We will set the chairs at 2 metre intervals. Members of the same household or support bubble will be able to sit together by moving adjacent chairs. The 2 metre distance should be maintained throughout the service.

  • Health & hygiene

    Face coverings will be required at all times.

    You will be asked to sanitise your hands upon arrival using our foot pump sanitiser stations. Please only use the toilets if absolutely necessary. Soap and disposable towels will be available.

    No refreshments will be available. You may bring your own water, but please do not bring food to the venues.

    Please do not come to church if you are unwell or self-isolating. If you do develop symptoms after attending a service, please follow the government's Stay at Home guidance and contact us at hello@christchurchlondon.org.

    Stay at home guidance
  • Worship

    We will have live worship music, but will not be singing aloud together. Although we are looking forward to being able to sing corporately again, we know God will still be present and meeting with us during these times.

    The worship team will be socially distanced and behind screens where appropriate, in accordance with government guidance.

    We will not be taking communion at the moment, and our Prayer Teams will not be able to offer one-to-one prayer in the services, but are happy to pray with you online or over the phone.

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  • Families

    Sadly not all our services are able to provide creche or children’s activities at present.

    At services where children's activities are not provided, children are welcome, but in order to provide a stress-free environment for those who may feel anxious or vulnerable, children will be required to remain seated with their family at all times. We will provide colouring sheets and crayons for children. Crayons will be quarantined after use. Buggies for under 2s will be accommodated next to chairs wherever possible.

    Where we are operating kids work, you will need to book a ticket for your child (aged 4 and up) in advance. They will be grouped according to age and socially distanced wherever possible. Due to the limitations at present the groups may watch a film or do simple craft activities during the session. Please provide your child with a water bottle but please do not bring food as they will not be able to eat during the session.

    We are unable to provide a creche or communal baby change facilities, though parents are welcome to change their babies using their own supplies in an appropriate place - please speak to a welcomer if you are unsure.

    Our Kids Zooms will continue along with weekly session plans for you and your family to complete at home. For more information, visit the Families page.

    Families Page
  • Test & Trace

    By reserving a seat at a Christ Church London service you agree that your details (including name, contact number and the times you are in the building) may be shared with NHS Test And Trace in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. For more information see our privacy policy.

    Privacy Policy

Additional guidance for servers

Thank you for helping to make our services happen. In order to help us create a welcoming environment, and to keep you safe in the process, please read through this information before serving.

  • Check-in

    Servers will be allocated a ticket before the main bookings open. You will need to confirm upon arrival that you are not unwell and have not been in contact with anyone with symptoms.

  • Health & hygiene

    Hand sanitiser will be available. Please sanitise your hands on arrival, and regularly throughout the session and between tasks. Face masks will be required at all times. Disposable gloves and aprons will be available if needed, and we will have a number of clear visors for welcomers, so that guests can see your full face.

  • Set up & cleaning

    The Operations lead will share specific cleaning protocols for each venue. We will have antiviral cleaning products available, in addition to cleaning provided by the venues.

    Tech equipment should be wiped with special alcohol wipes provided. If microphones are shared (though this should be avoided) they should be wiped between uses.

    We will clean all items that we have used at the end of the session. This includes our own tech equipment, PPE, and chairs. Some venues may have additional requirements.

  • Welcome

    Welcomers should be situated at main entrance points and guide guests to queue outside at 2m intervals until the doors open. Chalk will be provided to mark out 2m points for the queue. In case of wet weather, the Sunday Lead will use the indoor queue contingency.

    While people are queuing, the Welcome Leads should use QR code check in via ChurchSuite to check in those waiting. To do this the Welcome Leads will need to have the ChurchSuite App and be logged in to MyChurchSuite.

    Check-in guide
  • Housekeeping notices

    Please be aware of the following notices so you can brief latecomers:

    Toilets will be available for emergency use only, and no communal baby change facilities will be provided, though parents are welcome to change their babies using their own supplies in an appropriate place - please speak to a welcomer if you are unsure. Children over 2 should have their own chair with their household and will need to stay in their 2m area at all times.

    People will be asked to keep their masks on at all times, and reminded that congregational singing is not allowed at present.

    The Sunday Lead will dismiss people row by row at the end, starting with those closest to the exit. People will be asked not to congregate outside at the end of the service.

  • In case of illness

    Should someone become ill during the service, they should be advised to go home immediately and follow the stay at home guidance, which covers NHS Test and Trace. If they need clinical advice, they should go online to NHS 111, or call 111.

    In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk. They should not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital.

    Others who may have been in contact with the person who has become unwell should wash their hands thoroughly, but they do not need to take any other specific action unless they develop symptoms or are advised to do so by NHS Test and Trace. If they do develop symptoms they should follow the stay at home guidance.

    Stay at home guidance