Church Ministry During the COVID Emergency 2022
Here are the Key Points about Church Life in Traffic Light Red Setting
Sunday Gathered Worship
We meet for worship each Sunday at 9:30 am in four designated spaces accommodating a maximum of 25 people each, with no mingling between the four spaces. Pre-booking is advisable: click here to book. Please use the QR code (or alternate record) on entry. Masks are not required, but are recommended. Services are also streamed live here.
Other Gathered Worship in the Church Building
This relates to Bible studies, social groups, etc meeting at times other than Sunday morning. A maximum of 25 people can attend: this limit applies to the total number of people engaged in different activities at the same time across the HBC complex. Please use the QR code (or alternate record) on entry. Masks are not required, but are recommended.
This relates to gatherings in homes for such activities as Bible studies, prayer, and fellowship that have the support of the Church but are not under the direction of the church. Although the church has no direct responsibility for such gatherings, in the interests of Christian care and responsibility we encourage hosts to observe relevant COVID management requirements for “Home Gatherings” and keep appropriate records for contact tracing.
Church Groups meeting in a Home
Gatherings in homes for designated church ministries are limited to 25 participants. Please use the QR code (or alternate record) on entry. Masks are not required but are recommended.
Church Gatherings in Public Spaces
This relates to such things as church-run social gatherings, picnics, and outings taking place in a park, at the beach, or in a reserve, etc. A 25 person limit applies (including all children but not workers). Please use the QR code (or alternate record) when joining the gathering. Masks are not required but are recommended. People can move in and out of the gathering provided there are never more than 25 people in the gathering at any one time. Please help by advising the gathering leader of your movements in or out of the gathering.
Our food bank is operating as usual with a collection point in the main church lobby and distribution being made through deliveries. Message the church for help if needed.
The Church Office is open as usual. Visitors are required to use the QR code (or alternate record) on entry. Masks are not required but are recommended.
Our kindergarten is running under the relevant requirements. Visit the Kindergarten webpage for more information.
Click the PDF button to view details of our COVID Management policies and procedures: