Church Gatherings (May 1st 2020 Onwards)

Monday, Friday – 8pm Prayer drop in and fellowship

Wednesday – 12 noon Prayer drop in and fellowship

Sunday 10.30am Gathering and fellowship including some places in church via Zoom

Sunday 6pm tfG+ Youth gathering (email for info)


Church on Sunday 

From the 9th August, there are limited places available in the chapel for the service, which starts at 10.30am. The chapel will be a participant in the Zoom service with the Zoom screen, song words (you can't sing in the church) and such projected for all to see. If you want to attend in this way please contact the church secretary (Gary Kirkpatrick) or go to .


Zoom meetings

These are the on-line / phone connected meetings of the Church, via Zoom. Please note the service meetings are open, but unless you are using the web link (URL) you will need the password as well as the meeting ID. There will be times for fellowship and talking at the beginning and end but during the service you will be muted, Please don’t share anything which is confidential although we will be praying for each other and for others. The main part of the Sunday meeting will be recorded so that others can hear it who could not be present. By connecting to the meeting we will assume that you are ok to be recorded on Sundays if you are taking part.

The Church Prayer meetings are an opportunity for the church to gather in prayer these are not recorded and depending upon who joins the meeting it may be appropriate or not to share personal needs about ourselves or others.

If you are using a smart phone / Pad / Computer your video and sounds may be muted when you connect, please unmute only to talk to the “room” as otherwise we will get a lot of noise. Only unmute your video if you are happy being seen 😊


Some lessons as we travel with the technology

Knowing who is who

Some devices - PC's, laptops, PADS, mobiles phones, will have a default "name" like iPad or Samsung G20. When you enter the gathering or prayer meeting, it helps if uses the Zoom app option that you will be presented with to "rename" yourself in Zoom - it helps for others to know who you are.


Background noise

It helps a lot if we make sure that there is no background noise where we connect from otherwise everyone hears it and the meeting.


Speaking in the main session

During the times when we are all together, the host will decide when to mute or unmute you to allow contributions. When you join a meeting your device will usually be automatically muted by the application.

Please respect the needs of others in speaking and don’t chatter away, keep you input short and to the point 😊 otherwise others can’t contribute.


Breakout Rooms

We use break out rooms in our Sunday gathering, to allow a closer fellowship with a smaller number in each group. These are randomly selected at the start of the first group session and then remain the same for each session on that gathering. Unfortunately, if you leave the meeting or something causes your connection to close and you re-join, you are likely to be in a different break out room.

In a breakout room there may be someone prearranged to get chat going, but usually it will be up to each person to ask who is in that room and then for you all to chat to each other.

When we use breakout rooms for discussion, you will need to know how to mute / unmute your device:

If you are not comfortable being in a break-out room, you have a couple of options, you can refuse the breakout link option to join a room, in which case please mute your microphone as you will remain in the main gathering. Alternatively you can join the room but mute yourself and / or turn off your camera and then listen rather than take part.


Mute / Unmute

From landline phone or non smart phone connection you will usually be unmuted by the system, if not look for your mute button, if you have one on your handset or phone cradle / stand.

From a smart phone – it will usually show the icons at the bottom of the touch screen. These allow you to mute / unmute sound and separately the video. On some smart phones simply tapping the screen will mute or unmute the sound.

From a Pad it should be similar to the smart phone.

From a computer / laptop – it will depend upon your device – there is a mute facility on the application in the control bar that appears at the bottom of the app. But you will also need to ensure you connect with your device sound on and microphone on – this can vary from devices to device.



Lighting  If you use your camera is important. Its is worth checking what you are looking like with the lighting you have in the room. Back lighting can make you appear dark (sitting in front of window with sunlight for example). But you will also find that at night with room lights on the picture can be grainy.

To connect to the service / Meeting:

To connect to the meeting please follow the instructions below


By Phone

Dial one of these std rate call numbers and then put in the meeting ID from your dialling pad.

        0203 481 5240 United Kingdom

        0131 460 1196 United Kingdom

        0203 051 2874 United Kingdom

        0203 481 5237 United Kingdom


By smartphone / Pad

Use the meeting link for the meeting, if it’s the first time you have joined a Zoom meeting it will ask you if it can load the Zoom app – allow it to do that and then when it is loaded and running – select join a meeting and type the meeting ID. If its not the first time and you have the app, then start the app, select join a meeting and type in the meeting ID.


By Computer

Use the meeting link to open up the application on your internet browser and it will need to load the “client” on your computer. Once that is done – you will be in the meeting.

If you struggle with this go to the following for on-line instructions from Zoom. Please don’t call me during a meeting as I won’t be able to answer 😊

Meeting ID’s will be posted week by week on our church facebook site, by email and on the church website – we will also give these to our phone contact team who will pass them on to those with no internet.

If you haven’t downloaded the “Zoom client” it is worth doing that and then starting this to enter a meeting, it will ask you for the meeting ID which is all you need to join that meeting.


Note also:

Sometimes connecting from a computer / laptop / Pad via WiFi can be slow, it depends on a number of things but if you have an ethernet cable that you can use from your internet router to your device it can be more stable.

Another option is to turn off your video, this also saves speed 😊


Meeting ID’s (you will need a password for each meeting)

All meetings require a password, this is not being made public, but will be emailed or included in a letter to all of the church and anyone who wants to attend and is genuine rather than a “Zoom bomber”.Contact  if you do not have the password and want to join us.


Joining a meeting using the Zoom Client

You will need the meeting ID (below) and the meeting password.



Meeting ID /Psw

Sunday 10.30am


203-821-963 / 801729

Monday 8pm


777 597 056 / 732956

Wednesday 12 noon


988-179-676 / 732956

Friday 8pm


750-542-939 / 974573


Meeting Web Links

These links will connect you to the meeting (sorry about the length)


HBC Sunday Gathering 10.30am


HBC Monday 8pm Prayer Drop in


HBC Wednesday 12 noon Prayer Drop in


HBC Friday 8pm Prayer Drop in


Please Note that the meeting ID and Password stays the same for the same meeting on the same weekday, so Wednesday 12 non prayer drop in will use the ID 988-179-676 each week.