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We are so excited to finally be able to welcome you back to TVC Church at the Oakwood Centre!

Please have a good read through the information found here so that you are fully prepared to enjoy being back at our services, while continuing to keep the rest of our congregation and volunteers safe.

Our Sunday services will continue to be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, every Sunday at 11am and will still be followed by our Sunday Social Zoom catch up.

What to expect

Our services will have many of the familiar elements – worship, prayer and preaching etc – but they will look quite different to our services pre-lockdown.


Those attending will need to arrive between 10:40-10:50 in order to get everyone safely into their seats before 11:00am. Face masks must be worn at all times.

Everyone arriving will go through the following process:

Show Ticket

Everyone attending will need to have pre-booked though our booking system. A ticket will be emailed to you that you will need to show on arrival.

Check Temperature

Using infrared thermometers we will check to ensure that no-one has a high temperature.

Sanitize Hands

Hand sanitizer will be available in the foyer and throughout all accessible areas of the building.

Find a Seat

Stewards will help direct you to seats so that households can sit together, socially distanced from others.

During the service

During the service, you need to remain seated or standing by your chair, unless you need to use the toilets. Services will be approximately one hour long.

Government guidance means that we are not allowed to sing together, but the band will lead worship from the stage.

Children’s groups will be running from April 18th. At first we will have limited capacity, with the view to increase for as many children to attend, as soon as we can do so safely. Full information about these groups is available here.

After the service

After the service, please leave the building promptly and do not hang around for a chat, even in the car park, so that we continue to comply with Government guidelines. We will not be able to serve any refreshments at the moment.

Book your seat!

While social distancing remains in place, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of people in the building. We can therefore only welcome those who have a ticket on a Sunday morning.

It is very easy to book a ticket. Simply click on the link for the week that you wish to book and enter your details, then click ‘proceed’. Information is held securely and will only be used to help us to admit the correct number on a Sunday morning, and for test and trace requirements. You will receive a confirmation email with your QR code attached, which you will need in order to be admitted to the building.

Note: If you are on a service team (eg in the worship band, tech team, stewarding, leading or preaching) a ticket will be reserved for you as part of our rota management.

Illuminate – Provision for our children

We are thrilled that our children can now enjoy worshipping together once again on a Sunday.

Our ‘Illuminate’ Children’s provision runs from age 2-5 (Fireflies) and Y1-Y6 (Spark). Please take the time to book the correct ticket for each child, so that we have plenty of space in our groups.

We continue to provide resources for use at home. You can find these resources here or by joining our Illuminate Facebook group where we encourage parents to connect their families with the rest of our TVC Church young families while they are at home.

Frequently Asked Questions