As part of our Church vision, and the next chapter we believe God is calling us to moving forward: being a Church of different faces in different spaces, we are very excited to announce the launch of our Hubs.
Hubs are gathering spaces on a Sunday in which people can come together and watch the service, chat and pray together as family.
We currently have three hubs:
The Nine: An in-person gathering Hub at Parklands Church, Maes y Gollen
The Ten: An online Hub that streams with a live chat on our youtube channel
The Eleven: An in-person Hub in our Church Building, Maes y Gollen
There is no need to book into The Ten, we have unlimited online spaces! But to save your space at The Nine, or The Eleven, please click below.
Making our in-person gatherings COVID-secure environments are our top priority.
We have a wonderful Hub host team each week who work hard to ensure our physical hubs are both a special gathering space and safe.To help answer any questions you have please read our FAQs below.
We ask that you abide by the government guidelines and stay home if you aren’t feeling well or have been in contact with someone who is sick. If you are at-risk, sick, or uncomfortable, please join our online Hub at 10am on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/parklandschurch.
Save your space for Sunday 25th July and 1st August
Do I have to book?
Yes, for in-person Hubs. Due to government restrictions we have a limited capacity, so please book your place with us. Places will be booked on a first come first serve basis. Unfortunately, if you turn up to a Hub on the day without pre-booking, we may not have capacity for you. You do not have to book for our online Hub.
What happens at the Hubs?
If you are joining our online Hub, our service will be streamed online. There will be a time of worship prayer, a slot specifically for children, a talk and a time for ministry. At our online Hub, you can join in with the live chat from wherever you are, and all our welcome to join with us on zoom for coffee and chat.
At our in-person Hubs, you will be welcomed at the door by one of our hosts and checked in, there will be a chance to grab a tea or coffee and chat (socially distanced) before we watch the service on screen together. The service is the same across all Hubs (physical and online) with worship, prayer, a kids slot, a talk and ministry time. In the Hubs you will be able to receive prayer during the ministry time, and our hubs are tailored to be all age friendly.
Do I have to wear a face mask at an in-person hub?
Yes. Unless you are medically exempt, it is currently a government requirement for everyone over the age of 12 to wear a face covering inside places of worship.
Can I sing at an in-person hub?
Yes, with our measures in place you may sing during worship, however masks must be worn.
Can someone pray with me?
A time of prayer, inviting God to minister to us, will be led by the service hosts on screen, and may be followed on by the in-person Hub hosts. If watching at our online Hub, you can contact one of the online hosts to pray with you, ask on the chat, or ask in the coffee and chat after the service. You can also contact a team member throughout the week, or join our daily zoom prayers. If you are in need of some one-to-one pastoral support please contact us at https://www.parklandschurch.org.uk/contact/. At our in-person Hubs, our Hub leaders would be happy to pray with you about anything.
Will there be kids/youth groups?
The beauty of our Hub gatherings are that they are for all ages, for Parklands Hubs to be all different faces gathering together. Our service has sections specifically for kids and youth. There are resources on our website for kids joining the online hub: https://www.parklandschurch.org.uk/kids-church/
At our in-person hubs, there will be creative stations for children and youth to engage with, which open up after the kids slot.
We have gatherings each week on a Friday specifically for the kids and youth across the Hubs to come together for games, crafts, prayer, Biblical input and friendship.
Where do I sit?
You will be directed to a seat by our team. All groups will be seated at least 2m apart from each other. Please do not move any chairs in the building, they have been carefully placed for social distancing.
Can I book in by myself?
Of course, you are more than welcome to attend an in-person hub, or an online hub by yourself – we would love to have you!
Can I book in a group of people for an in-person hub?
Yes, we only need one person to book for the group. However, please ensure those you come with are either members of your household or your bubble. If they are not, they will need to make a separate booking and will have to sit with social distancing.
How many people will be at an in-person Hub?
The current capacity for The Nine and The Eleven for 42 people per Hub excluding our hosting team.
How will you ensure safety is monitored at an in-person Hub?
Our host will be on hand to check that all our COVID-secure guidelines are followed, with one our team acting as Covid office to ensure we all remain safe and happy and answer any questions you may have.
Will you provide hand sanitiser at an in-person Hub?
Yes, there will be sanitisation stations throughout the building, and you will be asked to sanitise on entry to the building.
Can I use the toilet if I’m at an in-person Hub?
Yes, although we please ask that you follow the one way system and stick to only one person in each set of toilets at a time (unless assisting someone).
I can’t come to an in-person hub anymore, how do I let you know?
You are able to cancel your bubble’s ticket using the link at the bottom of your confirmation email.
Will I have to self isolate if someone attending tests positive for Covid at an in-person Hub?
We are doing everything we can to minimise the risk of transmision. However, if someone tests positive within ten days of attuning the Hub, we will alert you if you have been in close contact with an infected person/s and you will need to follow the current government isolation guidelines.
How will I maintain a safe distance entering and exiting when coming to an in-person Hub?
We will do our best manage the flow of people in a one way system that allows you to keep a safe distance. The guidelines are that whilst in the building we do all we can to maintain at 2m distance. We understand this may not always be possible for parents of little ones who like to walk around! While seated you will be 2m apart, please respect others when entering and exiting the building.
What if I have further questions that I’d like to ask?
Please get in touch with a member of the team or email [email protected]