Returning to church: Sunday & Wednesday


SUNDAY WORSHIP - Join us in the church on Sunday morning

Update 18th December 2020

With great regret the decision has been made to suspend services at our church.
This follows the rapid rise in COVID cases locally and our area being placed under tier 3 restrictions. 
This means that there will be no services this coming Sunday or over Christmas. We will keep the situation under review and restart services when we feel it is safe to do so.

If you would like to read Rev Felicity al-Hassan's letter to us all  written as the church reopened in September, you can find it here.

Initially there will be only ONE service on Sunday at 10.30am that will last 30-40 minutes.

There will be limited seating capacity because of the need to separate households by 2m. For this reason, and to collect test-and-trace data, there is an online booking system hosted by Eventbrite (see below). Please note this link will be updated each week on Monday morning.

The church is now arranged in pairs of seats so that couples from the same household can sit together. You will be asked to book the required number of pairs of seats. So if you are one or two from the same household then book one pair. If three or four then book two pairs of seats. This link will only work for the first week. There will be a new link for each service. 

You can also turn up on the day but booking ahead would help us to plan, and would avoid the slight possibility that we have to turn anyone away.

If you feel that the time is right for you to come back into the church for services, you are most welcome to join us for worship.

We understand that not everyone will want, or be able, to return to church at this point.  You may not feel the time is right and you may prefer to exercise even more caution at this time due to your own personal circumstances. We will continue to provide online Worship via our Facebook page and there are links to other online services on our Worship Resources page.

A way to give to the church

The Methodist Connexion has recommended Dona as a way of giving via credit/ debit cards to the work of the church. You can see more information on our Welcome page or use this link to take you to our giving page.

Please do read  the information at the bottom of the page so you feel familiar with the proceedures that will be in place.

Please note that all dates may be subject to change at short notice depending on government and local council advice.



The church will be open for Silent Prayer from Wednesday December 9th 2020 - please note the shortened opening time.

Here is everything you need to know about how this will work, so that we remain safe and comply with government and Methodist Church guidelines.
Please watch the video and read this page carefully before coming into the church to spend time in prayer, If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.


How will it feel to come back into church?

Before you come

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to church.
Please bring a face covering unless you are exempt. Face coverings became mandatory in places of worship on 8th August 2020.
The church will be well-ventilated with doors and windows open, so please come prepared if you feel the cold.


When you arrive

Please enter via the ‘ramp entrance’ into the foyer at the front of the church. Be prepared to wait before entering if necessary, keeping two metres from the person in front of you.
On entering the building, please sanitise your hands: sanitiser pumps will be available.
There will be a steward available in the foyer ready to offer (socially-distanced) help and advice.
You will be asked to record your presence for Test and Trace purposes if you have not previously booked. If you do not consent to this, please make this known as you enter. The information will be destroyed after three weeks.
Chairs will be arranged in pairs with appropriate social distancing (2 metres). 
Please make your way to a seat straightaway.


What to expect

On Wednesdays the church will be open for individual silent prayer only. On Sunday the service will start at 10.30am.
If you would like to read some Bible verses as part of your time in prayer we would ask you to bring your own Bible with you please to avoid the necessity of quarantining the church copies.
On Wednesday only, as you leave please place the 'seat not available' sign on the chair you vacate.
On Wednesday you are welcome to sit and pray for as long as you wish while the church is open.  
As you leave the church after the service or silent prayer, please observe social distancing, and do not remain in the church to chat. 
Toilets will be open as usual in the area next to the lift.
There will be a steward in the church to help you find your way out of the building via the Clarendon Road door.
Once outside the church, do observe government guidelines for meeting people.

We will review things week by week, and this information will be updated as necessary.



Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1BP
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