More recently our Sunday morning 10.30am services have been taking place back in the Thatcham Parish Hall in a COVID-Secure way BUT with the increase in infections and transmissibility of the virus and also to be more in keeping with other sectors in society we are choosing to remain at home for our worship until such time as the situation changes.
We use Zoom an industry software to enable many people to connect together using their own laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.
To get started you do not need any technical computer knowledge simply to install the Zoom software as detailed below.
Once you have got the software installed on your device give the church office a call (01635 898164) and we will explain how things work and give you the 10 digit meeting id and 6 digit password for our church.
Desktops & Laptops:
If you are joining from a PC desktop, or laptop, or Apple Macbook, this process is easy to complete. Go to https://zoom.us/join in your web browser and enter the 10 digit meeting id and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Alternatively you can install the software first, if you prefer, in that case go to https://zoom.us/download and click the button for Zoom Client for Meetings. A file should be automatically downloaded which you then click on to install.
After this simply run the Zoom software and click Join meeting and enter the 10 digit meeting id and the 6 digit password you will have been given and you will be able directly to enter the meeting.
Tablets & Smartphones:
If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the appropriate App/Play Store for your device whether Android or Apple.
More Detailed Installation Help:
If you run into any problems then go to the FAQ: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Frequently-Asked-Questions to https://zoom.us for more general information about the Zoom product. Hopefully this should not prove necessary.
*** Note *** We will be delighted if visitors from other churches, who do not have anything available, would like to join us. Simply phone the church office on 01635 898164 for the meeting id/password and any assistance with getting going.
*** Note *** Though these services and meetings are online this does *not* mean that people are listening and watching anonymously without anyone knowing.