Due to the increased risks posed by the coronavirus there will be no corporate worship taking place in the church building during January 2021.
As with the majority of the country, we are now in tier 4 which means that, while churches may open for worship, there is a strong guideline that people should stay at home. Residents should stay at home, unless they have a ‘reasonable excuse’ such as work or education, and ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ people in tier four areas are advised to stay at home ‘as much as possible’.
In light of the rising Covid rates in our area and the clear trajectory of the spread of the virus we have been reviewing the risks posed to our congregation and staff. As such the church staff will be working from home as much as possible in the next few weeks and we will not be resuming worship in the building for the remainder of this month.
This will be disappointing news for those who have appreciated the services in the church, but given the serious risks involved we believe this is the right decision for our church and our witness in the community. The stewards will be meeting (virtually) on the 25th January to review the situation. We will continue with our online services every Sunday morning via our web site, followed by our zoom coffee and conversation. The online services are also available on CD and if you would like a copy please get in touch with the office or one of the stewards.
As we enter this New Year, knowing that the vaccine is being rolled out, we look forward to the time when we will be able to worship together again, enjoy the fellowship of KMC and welcome others to know the love of Christ. May the grace and peace of God be with you – ‘the Lord is good and his love endures forever’.
On behalf of KMC Stewards.