Updated July 2021
Oxford Community Church (OCC) hosts weekly Sunday services at The King's Centre (TKC). Alongside our Communities, Sunday meetings are a vital part of the life of OCC. They provide a weekly opportunity for worship and preaching that fuels our daily lives in our homes, neighbourhoods and workplaces, and are a great opportunity for guests to find out more about the church.
What about children and youth on Sundays?
Our children and youth join the adults for the first part of the service, for sung worship. After about 25 minutes, they go their own age-specific activities for the rest of the service. All activities are led by trained and DBS-checked workers. Regular parents are asked to help occasionally with young age groups.
- Tiny Tots 0-4s: Our Sunday creche
- YR-Y6: We ask that children have spent at least 1 term in school, as they are more able to comply distancing requirements. Face coverings are not required for under-11s.
- Youth Y7-Y13: Face coverings are required at all times.
What about streaming?
For those unable to attend services at TKC, we will continue to stream via our website and Facebook Live. Each week we will publish the details for the stream on our website. If you can't join in real time, or have technical problems, then after the stream ends you will be able to watch again.
GDPR privacy rules require us to inform you that, as we will be streaming, there will be video cameras recording at TKC. If you prefer not to be on camera, please ask a steward, and they will help you find a seat out of the view of the cameras.
How are we going to meet Covid-securely?
In order to meet safely at The King's Centre, we have worked hard to comply with all current government guidelines for the re-opening of places of worship, and undertaken a risk assessment (as required by law) of all church activities.
Please visit our Coronavirus webpage for more on this.
We designate some toilets for children-only use only during church services. This is Safeguarding best practice, where possible, and as we have lots of toilets at TKC, it is easy for us to do that.
The Atrium toilets are now only for adults. No under-18s should use these toilets without an accompanying parent/guardian.
Other toilets in the building are designated for under-18s only, and group leaders.
Please help to get this working by not allowing your children to use the Atrium toilets unaccompanied, so that we can continue to ensure the safeguarding of your children and youth.
Can I help?
We always need more volunteers to make things work properly: More stewards (practical setup), ushers (a new role managing entrance and helping people to seats) and AV technicians. To find out more please visit our Serving page.