Worship moved online
Whilst we are in Tier 4 & 5 Coronavirus restrictions we have taken the decision to move worship online.
This will take place, mostly, over YouTube but we may gather occasionally over Zoom if a local preacher is unable to travel to our building. You will find out which via email. If you want to sign up for our email updates, please email:
Like everyone COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we meet and operate as a church. We currently hold two services, socially distanced, at 9 am and 11 am. The 11 am service is streamed on our YouTube channel so if you can't attend in person you can still join with us in worship. You can find us on YouTube by clicking here: Andover Methodist YouTube.
When you arrive for a service there are a few things to bear in mind that will be different from a service in more normal times:
Face coverings are compulsory whilst in the building.
Only those who are leading or preaching will be permitted to take their masks off during the service but will be required, like everyone else, to wear a face-covering when not leading or preaching.
One way system.
There is a one-way system around the building, clearly marked out with floor stickers. Stewards and volunteers will be around to help show you around to your seat. Once in your seat, you are encouraged to remain there for the whole of the service.
We will be holding two services at 9 am and 11 am. We can have a maximum of 30 people in the building with social distancing measures. Services will be a maximum of 40 mins long and for the time being there will be no singing. If you could let us know which service you would like to attend, that would be most helpful. You can do that here.
Whilst we get used operating within our new COVID-19 guidelines we won't be offering specific Children's and Youth provision. However, parents are welcome to bring toys and crafts along.
As per government guidelines, we will require contact details from you as you arrive at the building. If you are in the directory we simply need your name, if not then we need your name and a way of contacting you in case someone presents themselves with COVID-19 symptoms.
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR ARE UNWELL PLEASE DO NOT COME TO GATHERED WORSHIP FOR 2 WEEKS BUT JOIN US OVER YOUTUBE.