With easing of restrictions, alternative measures are being taken to allow meeting in church. While general restrictions continue to apply, the preliminary easing for religious gatherings from 26th March means that the church will be open for Sunday Worship with two separate meetings at 10:30am and 6:30pm until further notice.
We are pleased to be returning to worshipping together again in church and hope you will be able to attend. Everyone is welcome to attend all services and previous precautions will again be in place in line with Government guidelines.
The Sunday sermon will still be available on the church website from Sunday morning each week and summarised in the Newsletter. Prayer meetings and Bible Studies will continue on Zoom as advertised.
It is hoped to launch a Drop-in Café at the church on Wednesday mornings from 10 30am to 12 noon starting in September.
At the present time when self isolation and social distancing is the order of the day, we are publishing a new Fellowship Newsletter which we trust will be informative of events outside of our homes and also encouraging to continue to trust in a God who has everything within His control. The weekly newsletters for the previous weeks can be downloaded here:
The current series of Bible Studies ended for the summer in June and will resume, DV, in September. Two ‘keeping in touch’ sessions may be held during July (15th) and August (19th) at 7:30pm on Zoom.
Booklets encapsulating the teaching on Exodus and Leviticus are available in our Resources section or hard copies available on request.
Under the present restrictions the Prayer Meeting is conducted by Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 8 pm to 9 pm each week and supplemented with additional prayer times on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00 – 9:30 am.
As the Church is still liable for all outgoings throughout this difficult period we would encourage members to continue their financial giving of tithes and offerings to the Lord. For those who regularly give by monthly Standing Order no action is needed. However for those who give by envelope or through the offering bags the following suggestions may be helpful:
- Monthly Standing Order – This is the preferred method which requires a simple form from your own bank to be completed. It only needs to be arranged once. For those who are self-isolating, a friend or neighbour may be willing to obtain and return the form from your bank.
- BACS – For those who have internet access to their personal bank account, a BACS transfer could be made to the Church at any time. To assist the Treasurer to identify transfers for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid purposes, transfers should be identified by the initial of the forename followed by the surname (eg D Jack).
- Cash and cheques– For those who give weekly or monthly by cash or cheque it is recommended that this is now given only by a cheque which should be mailed to the Treasurer.
For the bank details, please contact our treasurer David Jack.