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Church attendance for school admissions & COVID-19. 

We have had guidance from the diocese and national  bodies which advise that..
“In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths,  relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.

Each school has different admissions requirements, with regards to church attendance.  With regards to Euxton CE School, where it is the year's attendance preceding application (e.g. for Applications made to begin school in Sept 2021, it is the year Sept 2019 to August 2020 that counts), then we will look at the pattern of attendance from September 2019 until lockdown was imposed and church buildings shut on 17th March 2020.  For other schools, the same principle will apply regarding the time that will count towards attendance for admissions.  For further details about a specific school’s admission policy then please refer to that school.

We have been told that online services, as they are not accessible to everyone, will have no impact on the admissions criteria, so that no-one will be adversely affected.  As we are still on zoom and limited numbers at the community centre, attendance will not start being counted again until we are in a place where we have space for everyone.  You will not be in a better position if you attend zoom or the community centre.  Note - you will not be penalised or suffer because you attend here and other churches might have more services available in their buildings.

?Obviously, my prayer is that, if you have started coming to church for reasons of school admissions, that you have felt welcomed and received something from joining in our services, and that this would continue, both during the current situation and also into the future.

If you have further questions about this then please contact Jo. 

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

All our services take place in the Church Community Centre (details below) whilst there are building works in the church building .

We have a car park on School Lane, Euxton.
For church -  there is a footpath from the car park, which brings you out in the church grounds.  
For church community centre - the entrance is opposite the car park entrance (across School Lane).

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our welcomers who will happily welcome you and answer any questions.


Our Services on a Sunday

8am BCP Holy Communion
9.15am All Age Service
11am Morning Prayer / Holy Communion

Whilst each of our services is different, you can expect a warm welcome;  relevant preaching based in the Word of God and a friendly group of people ready to learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 

8am BCP Holy Communion - is a quiet, said service using traditional language.
9.15am All Age - a lively service, interactive with worship songs.
11am - more traditional, liturgical service with hymns.

Children of all ages are welcome in every service (though some services are more geared towards families e.g. 9.15am All Age).

Our Services on a Wednesday
9.15am Early Birds Service (for pre schoolers and their carers)
11am Holy Communion

Do check the calendar to see which service is on each week.

images: Services


Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


What about my children?

Children are welcome at all of our services, though some are more aimed towards children and families.

Wednesday's in term time - Early Birds at 9.15am in church (for pre-schoolers and their carers).


Children

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: 

There is wheelchair access to church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the sidespeople know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a toilet at the front of church with level access from outside.

 

 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
 
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
  
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel welcome and at home at our church.  If you have any questions then please just get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you.