In March 2020, in light of government advice, we took the difficult decision to suspend all of our main church meetings until further notice. This includes morning and evening services, prayer meetings, home groups and youth meetings.
These are strange steps to have to take, but it seems that in these days love for one another and for our neighbours requires us to stop gathering together for a period of time.
We will keep the situation under review continually, in line with guidelines. For now, we are thankful that many of our activities have been able to continue online.
We encourage the church family to do the following:
- Please do observe family worship at home Sunday by Sunday. We will try to provide some resources to help you in this, which will mainly be circulated by email. As part of this, please watch the latest 'service' and sermon from the video sermons page which will be updated at least weekly. If we all do this on a Sunday morning, we will continue to worship together even while we are apart.
- Please continue to observe the Lord's Day as a day different from all others. Much has changed for us at the moment, but this hasn't.
- Please use the prayer sheet which will be circulated by email each Thursday, and use the link to join the Zoom prayer meeting if you can.
- Please be particularly diligent in your own Bible reading and prayer. This is always important, but particularly so when we are kept from meeting together in the normal way.
- Please work hard to care for one another in the church family. If you're in a Connect Group or Care Group, contact others in your group and make sure they're doing ok. Pray for one another often.
- Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or needs.
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalm 46:1-3, 11