Each fortnight during the Autumn term, we’ll meet here at the earlier time of 10.00am for worship and would love you to join us!
We’ll be at Cedar Court on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month
5th & 19th September
3rd & 17th October
7th & 21st November
5th & 19th December
What to expect:
There is limited parking available in front of the hotel, with additional parking at the rear (access via North Park Road) – parking is free, but you need to log your car registration number at reception.
We begin with refreshments, and a chance to catchup. We then have a time of worship (singing contemporary songs for about 15-20 minutes).
After this there will be a bible based talk and an opportunity for prayer
There will be Vineyard Kids provision, starting after worship.
The room will give us plenty of room for those who want to maintain social-distancing, and you are very welcome to continue wearing a mask if you wish.
Our understanding is that singing will be permitted, but we will keep up with all the latest information to ensure we follow the guidelines.
We’re just very excited that we’ll be able to meet together!
Here are the latest FAQs:
Where are we meeting?
We are meeting in the Queens Suite at Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5AH
What time should we arrive?
10am for a 10:15am start
Will there be refreshments?
Tea & coffee will be available, and individually wrapped snacks (unfortunately we can’t currently provide a plate of doughnuts!)
Is there car parking?
You can park in the hotel car park, but you must register your vehicle using the tablets in reception.
Do I need to wear a mask?
If you are able to do so, we would recommend wearing a mask while inside the hotel, and it is fine if you wish to keep this on during the service.
Can I hug others, or shake hands?
Although the guidelines allow this, please do not hug or touch anyone without first asking & getting their permission. We know some people love hugs, but others are still very wary about any physical contact.
Our best advice is to assume someone doesn’t want to be hugged, until they have said otherwise!
Will we be allowed to sing?
Yes. The guidelines will now allow everyone to sing, but again we are more than happy if people would prefer to keep their masks on during the worship time.
Can we pray for one another?
Of course. But we ask that you don’t physically touch someone while you’re praying for them, and maintain some distance from them – so that you are not in prolonged close proximity to them.
Do I need to sit 1-2 metres away from others?
The chairs will be set out at 1m distance. But it is fine to move these to sit together in family groups.
Will there be separate Vineyard Kids provision?
Kids are very welcome, as always, but we won’t have a separate room available for 25th July.
When we return in September, we expect to restart our usual Vineyard Kids group activities.
Do I need to socially-distance from others?
Although the government restrictions have been reduced, we would still advise allowing a little more space than normal. If we give each other a bit more personal space, it shows we’re respecting their boundaries, as well as keeping healthy boundaries for ourselves too.
Will there be hand sanitiser available?
There will be hand sanitiser stations at reception & outside the Queens Suite. There will also be individual bottles available in the room.
What time does the service finish?
We will aim to finish by 11.45am. We need to leave the building by no later than 12pm.
Will you still be livestreaming the service online?
We will still be uploading the service to Facebook and Youtube, but this will after the in-person service. You will be able to view the service online any time after 1pm on the Sunday.