Events and Groups At Shrewsbury's URC
Worship During Summer. In Person and Virtually.
Over the summer months we are planning additional services to complement the main
Sunday service which will remain on paper/phone/fb/zoom until September at the earliest. We
recognise the many emotions and feelings that are being stirred with the thought of gathering in
public again so please do not feel any pressure that you should, or ought, to be at any of the
services planned. Go at your own pace and please respect the pace and choices of others if they
differ to yours.
We hope that our church space can be an opportunity to test the waters of being out and about
for many people who are feeling nervous or anxious. We are risk assessing everything, we will
have ready amounts of hand sanitizer around and also helpers around to gently remind folks of
distance and mask wearing if needed. We are also waiting after each round of rule relaxation
before making our decisions to ensure we have a full appreciation of the regulation changes and
their out-workings. We can confirm that singing will be allowed at the outdoor services.
A few things to think about:
Not everyone has had the vaccine yet so please don’t presume who has and hasn’t.
We still are advised to keep socially distanced and wear masks where able.
If you have covid/cold symptoms or sickness please don’t gather with others, anywhere.
If you are accepting a lift from someone please consider sitting in the back, wear a mask and keep the windows open. Please do not feel any pressure to offer a lift to anyone.
All events will be socially distanced and stewarded with hand sanitizer, one way routes and clear instructions.
All events will need to be booked in advance so that we can ensure bubbles can be together and track and trace requirements are fulfilled.
To book in for the services above, please call the office on 01743 368932 and leave a message on the answer machine with the following details:
1. Your name and contact number (if you are not listed in our membership directory)
2. The date of the service you wish to book
3. The names of anyone else in your bubble who will be attending with you
You are then booked into that service. You will only hear from church IF there is a problem.
We are not opening the office during the summer so please don't worry about phoning and leaving a message during office hours only. If you have any questions regarding the booking or wish to cancel please contact us by leaving a voicemail on the phone as we are checking it remotely regularly.
For Tuesday Midweek Reflections please ring by Monday 12noon.
For All Sunday services (11am/4pm) please ring by Friday 12noon.
If you ring after these times there is a chance there may not be space for you and we cannot admit you into the service.
We recognise these are new arrangements for everyone and may take a little while to get used too but please try and help us by being attentive to the booking cut off times and days.
In your planning consider:
Weather - If it is looking wet or very windy please check your email or answer machines as if we are going to cancel we will notify you on the morning of the service. If it throws a shower once we’re there we’ll just work with it so consider bringing umbrellas & blanket etc.
Refreshments – Please feel free to bring your own tea/coffee for after the service.
Seating – we plan on providing seating but if we find we have lots book in for the outdoor services we may ask you to bring your own if you have folding chairs.
Parking – as we will be meeting in the carpark please park in the Abbey Car park unless your have limited mobility and require blue badge parking.