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WELCOME

Welcome to BCCM! Whether you’ve visited one of our services in the past, or have recently found us online, we want to extend a warm welcome to you. 

We hope this page will help you to find out more about BCCM, and our community.

Come allow God’s word and relevant teachings to uplift, encourage, inspire and motivate your life.

Welcome

FAQs

  • Registration
    All members and visitors will have to pre-register to attend services due to limited seats and the need for track and tracing when required. One person can register for his/her family by stating the number of people in the family attending the service. The same applies to attending any of the services with a friend or any other relations. All registrations should be done no later than the preceding Thursday by 11:30pm. For example, for attendance on Sunday 4th August 2020 you need to register by Thursday 1st August 2020. Registrations will be opened on Monday from 9am for the next Sunday service. Once registration is closed, you will be put on a waiting list and we’ll only be able to admit you if we have spare seats in the event of a cancellation. Registration can be done online at www.bccmministries.org Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your registration. PLEASE NOTE: If you have not reserved a seat, do not turn up on the day as you will unfortunately not be permitted in the premises.
  • Where can I find BCCM?
    BCCM is easy to find. It is located at New Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD. Click here for an easy map.
  • What time does Service start?
    Currently due to the pandemic we are holding two main services on Sundays online and in person. BCCM In-Person: Service starts at 12pm. Pre-reguistration is required. Click here to find out more. BCCM Online: Service is streamed from 1pm on Youtube. Click here to join us online For other services we run during the week, please Click here to see our calendar.
  • Face covering
    For your own safety and the safety of others, we would please recommend you wear your face mask while you are at church. If you are asthmatic or have any underlining breathing problem, kindly let the Usher/protocol officer at the door know. We highly recommend people with any underlining breathing problem to join our online services. All of our team will be wearing masks.
  • What happens at a service?
    Music, Bible Reading, prayer, an address by one of our pastors. An offering is collected but visitors are not expected to contribute. All of this is done to both worship and learn about God. Learn more about giving HERE.
  • Hygiene
    All premises have been deep cleaned and disinfected, cleaning procedures have been increased, all surfaces will be sanitised between services and toilets will only be available to use in emergencies. Please follow the protocol’s instruction and wash your hands where possible or rub your hands properly and thoroughly with alcohol gel at any of the sanitising stations. Please carry tissues with you at all times to cough or sneeze into. Dispose of every tissue used into the provided bins and wash your hands immediately.
  • Are kids welcome?
    Yes! We love kids. You may keep your children with you in the service or you can use the Children's Church which takes place after family worship. Our Children's leaders are all screened for working with children and we place a high value on their care. ** Due to covid, our Children's Church is now online so children now sit through the entire service. To pre-register your child for Children's Church on Zoom, you can do so HERE.
  • Social distancing
    We will be observing the government’s safe social distancing guidelines every time we are at church and refrain from all physical contact in and around the church premises. Seating will be arranged in accordance with the latest social distancing guidelines. Households and family units will be able to sit together as a bubble and it’s really important that we respect this. You will be shown to your seats and then 2 seats will be closed off. Every other row of seats will be left empty. We ask that should you have children with you that you look after them during the service and keep them within your space. These guidelines also mean it’s important to keep no contact with other people other than those within your bubble. It’s also a hug free zone! We know you may meet people you have not seen in months for the first time but please respect the government guidelines and do not greet people with a hug!
  • Is there parking?
    Yes we have a carpark, If you arrive and it is full there is plenty of nearby street parking.
  • Travel to church
    Please follow the current guidelines for travel on public transport and if arriving by car, we ask that you follow the car park team’s instructions on where to park. They are filling the car park in as safe a manner as possible. We may require you to park in alternative spaces. Whilst in our car parks, we ask that you stay alert and respect the current social distancing guidance.
  • Families
    Children are welcome, but will be required to remain seated with their family at all times to ensure social distancing measures are respected; we’re going to need your help with this. Parents and carers will be required to keep their children with them at all times. Families can sit together. However, people from different households or individuals will be seated 2 seats apart
  • What should I wear?
    There is no dress code. Smart casual is the most common.
  • Singing
    To prevent transmission, and in keeping with the current Government guidelines, we will not initially be singing out loud when we gather and we ask that you follow this request. We will however have a solo singer wearing a face shield and the band to lead the church from a distance during worship and offertory time.
  • More questions?
    If you have any questions please drop an email to bccmministries@gmail.com and someone from our team will get back to you.
  • Prayer and response
    Social distancing means we will not be able to facilitate response times at the altar or engage in the practice of laying on hands whilst praying. Our physical prayer walls will remain closed, but as we have been doing online you will be able to submit prayer requests and praise reports via the online prayer walls on bccmministries.org/prayer
  • Toilets
    These will be open but for emergency use only. If your child needs to go to the toilet, we ask that you accompany them.
  • One way system
    The church will operate a one-way flow system to enter and exit the church. Kindly follow the instructions of the Ushers/protocol and also the displayed directional signs. This is in place for your safety and we ask that you respect and honour any team members requests.
  • Track and Trace
    We are collecting your name and contact details in order to fulfil our responsibility to provide a safe environment in which those attending BCCM can pray and worship during this COVID-19 recovery phase. We will only use this information to contact you in the event that we believe you may have come into contact with a suspected case of COVID-19 at BCCM and it may be necessary to share your details with NHS Test and Trace if they are requested for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks. Your name and contact details will temporarily be securely stored on our password protected BCCM office computers only. They will be retained for a period of 21 days in line with government guidance and then disposed of within the following 7 days. For more information see our Privacy Policy.
  • After Service
    The ushers/protocol will direct the congregation in an orderly manner out of the church. Please wait and follow their instructions. No socialization whatsoever is permitted in the foyer or any other areas in the church after each service. We encourage all to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and vacate the premises. Families are however allowed to walk together. We ask that you respect and honour any direction given to you by our team to help us to deliver as safe an experience as possible.
  • Covid-19 symptoms
    If you have been diagnosed with or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 you must not attend the BCCM church venue or service. Likewise, if you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please stay at home. In addition, if you have returned from international travel or been in close contact with someone who has returned from international travel in the last 14 days please stay at home. Please inform BCCM as soon as possible if you test positive for coronavirus or develop any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: - A high temperature - A new, continuous cough - A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest. The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on data handling during the pandemic. Please see www.ico.org.uk/coronavirus.
  • Vulnerable Groups
    We encourage members who are 70 years and above or members with underlying conditions to join our online service for now. Also, members with any COVID 19 symptoms are encouraged to stay at home and join us online. We sincerely care about your health and we will provide all the support you may need to ensure that your spiritual needs are met via our online service.
  • Virtual Service
    All BCCM Virtual Services will still be operational as we reopen the for our In-Person Family Worship Service. We will continue to live stream our service for those who cannot attend church in person. Please note that our Live Service time has changed to 1pm every Sunday until further notice. You can watch us live via facebook live, youtube live or by visiting our website. Just search bccmministries to find us.
  • Contact Us
    If you have any questions please drop an email to info@bccmministries.org and someone from our team will get back to you.
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