Save a seat

We are now live streaming our services every Sunday morning at 10am from our Church building and we would love for those who would like to gather in person back in the building again to join us, along with those who are already joining in with us online!

Due to the current restrictions in place the capacity of our building is strictly limited and less than we’d usually be able to hold in our building. Therefore we will be this using 'Save a Seat' facility for all our live streamed services, to allow you to reserve seats to the services ahead of time. So if you would like to save a seat at our next live stream, please do so via the link below:

We are currently unable to have anyone present at our Livestreams,

however please do join us online!

Family Rug Church will be held in the Hub every week during our 10am service. One of our kids team will host our Kids church online material, alongside available activity packs and crafts for you and your kids to do together. Again due to the current restrictions, numbers are strictly limited, therefore you will need to save a Rug via the buttons below:

I can no longer attend?

If you have already saved a seat or a rug for any of our services and can now no longer attend, please fill out the form below so that we can release your seats to be saved by someone else.

We are currently unable to host Family Rug Church,

however please do check out our Youtube Channel for all our Kids Church Online resources!

More information

Do I need to save a seat?


Our capacity is going to be limited so we can create a safe and socially distanced experience. To ensure you get a seat, we’re going to require you to reserve a free seat online before you come to church. You can save for your family and friends and/or your guests. We would just ask you only to book tickets you will use so someone else doesn’t miss out. Doors open 15 minutes before the service begins. Due to the high level of demand, If you arrive after the service starts we reserve the right to give your ticket away. If you have not saved a seat, you can turn up on the day, but we can’t guarantee you admission. We’ll only be able to admit you if we have seats available.




Will I be safe?


We are going to be asking you to bring a face mask, and we’ll have spare ones available on arrival if you’ve forgotten yours, along with hand-sanitiser. All surfaces will be sanitised between use. If you’re ill, please don’t come to church, but tune in online instead. We also ask that you let us know so we can confidentially track if there has been any risk of transmission. Seating will be arranged in accordance with the latest social distancing guidelines. Households and family units will be able to sit together as a bubble.




Worship


During our services we will be led in worship by a live. But to prevent transmission, we will the congregation will not initially be singing out loud when we gather, but rather looking to ‘sing and make music in our hearts’ Ephesians 5:19. While this may seem strange to many of us, worship is not just about singing it’s a chance to adore, encounter and be transformed by our God. While singing helps us do this, it's always been about so much more than singing!




Prayer


At The Lantern we are commited to pursuing God and His presence in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our live-streamed services are no exception. Anyone joiming us can receive prayer and be prayed for however, in praying for one another we must still follow current social distancing guidelines as communitcated by Public Health England. For now, this means no laying on of hands, and maintaining 1m plus from anyone outside your household or support bubble.




When should I avoid coming?


If you have been diagnosed with, or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 you must not come to a service. Likewise, if you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please stay at home and join us on our online platform. In addition, if you have returned from international travel or been in close contact with someone who has returned from international travel in the last 14 days please stay at home and join us on our online platform.




Track and Trace


By reserving a seat and attending our live-stream service you are agreeing that your details may be shared with NHS Test And Trace in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.





The Lantern Church, Merley | Registered Charity Number: 1137810

Chichester Walk, Merley, Wimborne, BH21 1SN

The Lantern Church is part of the Canford Magna Team Ministry here in the Diocese of Salisbury alongside:

Canford Magna Parish Church & St Barnabas Bearwood

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