Frequently Asked Questions about BAC Reopening:
Last updated 27 February 2021 (keep in mind the rules are changing often!)
Do I need to book a place to attend BAC services?
No. We are simply encouraging you to arrive early for your service time. We have had spare seats at all services in the opening weeks of relaunch.
Will there be morning tea and a chance for fellowship?
Initially we are not planning to have morning tea or any post service fellowship in the building. After the service everyone will be encouraged to leave the building immediately through various exits. However you are then welcome to socialise outside using the normal Victorian guidelines for public parks and outdoor places.
Will there be a Sunday school for children?
Yes over summer we run a holiday primary age Sunday school at the 10:30am and 5pm services. Please speak to one of the staff for more information as we have very limited capacity.
Families with children are always very welcome to have them participate in the entire service in the pews. BYO Kids Bibles!
Will there be Holy Communion at BAC?
Yes there will be the Lord’s Supper according to the previously existing patterns.
The Thursday 10am and Sunday 8am will have weekly communion. The 10:30am service will have communion on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. The 5pm service will have communion on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Communion will be served with bread and grape juice in individual cups (no common cup). All baptised believers are welcome to walk down the aisle to receive standing. The volunteers assisting will use hand sanitiser and/or disposable gloves. There are no communion rails and limited points of touch or contact.
What hygiene and safety measures are there? Do I have to wear a mask?
BAC has a COVID safe plan and everything we do attempts in good faith to implement the current Victorian government and denominational regulations.
You will be required to leave your names and contact number on entry. There will be a registration desk at the front entrance for this purpose.
We can seat 1 or 2 people per pew unless you are of the same household.
26th February Update: Masks are no longer mandatory in public indoor spaces. This means that you do not have to wear a mask inside the building so long as you are able to social distance, you are of course welcome to wear a mask if you desire to.
Please stay home if you have any symptoms and follow the Victorian stay safe guidelines.
Will there be handouts, hymn books or service orders?
No. All the services will use the data projector screen for words to songs and hymns. Please bring your own Bible to church!
I am not yet ready to come out to church yet, is there still going to be an online BAC digital worship?
Yes from December we will be streaming the entire 10:30am service on the BAC Youtube channel. This will include the message, songs, notices, intercessions and more.
Please try to tune in live on your computer, tablet or phone at 10:30am each Sunday.
The service broadcast will be available for all of Sunday to watch anytime. After Monday only the sermon video will be available.
Will there be congregational singing as part of the worship at BAC gatherings?
On Dec 2 it was announced that we are allowed to have congregational singing in public Anglican services. However they are encouraging us to have less songs and to keep overall service times shorter.