Coronavirus Update (March 17th 2020)

Following the advice from both the Government of our land and the General Assembly of our Church we will be ceasing our Sunday gathering for worship until further notice.

This is a difficult step for all of us to take but we are living in extraordinary times and we must do what we can to protect ourselves and our community.

The next few weeks and months will be challenging to us as a church, as a country, and as global community. It will impact us all in a variety of ways. But I believe that in God’s grace we can emerge from this crisis as a better society. On Sunday I preached to the small number that were there from Psalm 91 which assures of God’s protection during times of trouble. A recording of this sermon is available here.

Let me reassure you, that while we cannot meet for church we will not cease being a church.

To that end we are working at how best to provide ‘church at home’ for you. Each week I will still be producing a sermon that can be viewed on our social media or downloaded from our website. For those that do not have access to computers we hope to be able to send out CD recordings, or provide a transcript. I will also be gathering together material for the children of church family.

We are also committed to continuing to provide pastoral care as best we can with the restrictions that are in place. Can I urge us all, as a church family, to pick up the phone and talk to one another during this difficult time of social distancing and self isolation. Please offer help if you can, and ask for help if you are in need.

To help us stay connected and provide updates it would be helpful if you could fill out this contact form. (All details received will be held according to GDPR guidelines.)

During this troubling time we encourage everyone to hold on to their faith, to be wise in their decisions, and to show kindness to all.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7

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