So what should you expect when HPC meets together on Sundays?
There is no dress code so feel free to come dressed in whatever makes you comfortable.
If you are arriving by car, Waitrose Car Park off Vicarage Lane has free parking on Sundays and there are usually spaces. From there it is a short walk past the Charles Hunt Centre into the High Street, and then onto the church building.
The emphasis in all our services is to hear God speak through the Bible and to let his Word encourage and build us up to pray and praise, to give and serve, to lives of total worship
Update: from Sunday July 25th
Following the Government decision to lift all Covid regulations from 19th July and the subsequent guidelines for Places of Worship, HPC has now issued its own guidelines. These are designed to enable us to move forward with caution while protecting those who are more vulnerable.
We are very mindful of the New Testament imperative that as one body in Christ we are called to ‘be devoted to one another in brotherly love, to honour one another above ourselves’ (Romans 12:10) ‘to put no stumbling block or obstacle in our brother or sister’s way’ (14:13). That imperative urges us to pursue what is best, not for ourselves, but for others. So, while we are now legally free from all restrictions our love for others may mean we choose to keep some in place
These guidelines will be reviewed again toward the end of August when we will set out the plan for September and beyond.
- Our Sunday services are at 9.15 and 11 am, it will no longer be necessary to book your seats in advance – just turn up!
- On entry to the building, via the south door, please continue to use the hand gel provided, pick up an order of service and one of the welcome team will direct you to available seating. The doors will also remain open to improve ventilation.
- On entry, as you move around the building and while talking to others indoors, please continue to wear your mask – it will help you to avoid infection but more importantly it will protect others and especially the more vulnerable.
- Once seated and for the rest of the service do feel able to remove your mask but again if you prefer to keep it in place please do so.
- From 25th July we will resume live music and congregational singing, but we recommend that as a congregation we do wear our masks to sing.
This takes account of the relatively small size of our building, the number of people present and the impact of everyone singing together for a significant time and aims to protect those who may be vulnerable.
- At the end of the service do please leave via the north door taking your order of service with you. Coffee will continue to be served in the churchyard. We will put out a few seats for those for whom that would be helpful.
- Families Together for Jesus will run for the last time on 25th July. From 1st August we will begin to restart our groups for children and young people at the 11 am service only. So, for families just turn up for the 11 am service, after the second song the children and young people will be escorted to the Vicarage Garden for their activities. This includes Quest (Years 6-9) for whom there will be a special activity. Children aged 5 and under will need to be accompanied by one parent and of course any parents are welcome to go with their children to support their activities if they wish. The children and young people will then return to join their parents in the churchyard for refreshments.
- If you join us as a visitor, please fill in your details on the form provided as ‘track and trace’ is continuing.
You can also watch our 11am Sunday Morning Service via a Livestream, simply click the ‘Livestream’ button below.