The 11am service will continued to be Livestreamed via Facebook each week and these (along with previous services) will be available to watch any time after the service as well. You don't need to have a Facebook Account to view any of our live or back catalogue of services.
The 9.15am service will be available to attend in church each week, plus it will be recorded and available via YouTube. Following the relaxation of National restrictions, we have made a couple of changes to what will happen in this service - for many, the most important change is that everyone at the 9.15am service will now be allowed to join in with singing hymns.
If you choose to join us in church for the 9.15am service, these are the other changes you can expect from 8th August:
COFFEE: We're very pleased to offer tea and coffee after the service which will be prepared and served with Covid-safe measures in place. Tomorrow we will use compostable, disposable mugs & for the weeks following we encourage you to bring your own mug with you.
COMMUNION: Will remain in one kind only with no shared chalice or alternatively with worshippers received a blessing.
FACE MASKS: We ask all who come to please continue to wear face masks for the duration of the service; we do not insist on this but hope all will be willing to abide by this so that everyone who comes can feel comfortable and safe.
HUMAN CONTACT: We will remain sharing the peace by turning and signalling the peace to each other, rather than the pre-covid times of hugs or handshakes. Of course, before and after the service people can choose how they greet each other.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Half of the church will have required social distancing, so anyone sitting on that half will need to observe the distancing. The other side of the church will be left to personal choice; if people want to remain in bubbles or indeed to sit next to their friends, they will be free to do so.
TRACK & TRACE: It is no longer a requirement to sign in or scan our QR code; however, we encourage all who come to continue to sign in so that we could alert you immediately should we become aware of a confirmed covid case at church.
We hope you all come back to worship in the coming weeks and feel safe to do so, confident in the continued monitoring and measures that we are keeping in place.
For those who wish to remain worshipping from your homes for the moment, the services will all be broadcast LIVE ON YOUTUBE
Click on the Live Box above the videos and you should see the service about to begin/ in progress in order to click on it. You can choose to worship in real-time with us or alternatively the services will remain on our Channel once they have ended so that you could choose to worship along at some other time during the day or week.
Please join us for Morning Prayers held via Zoom as detailed below - you are welcome to join with just audio if you do not wish to appear on screen and there is no pressure to do any more than listen unless you wish to contribute, especially to begin with.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am Tuesday 6pm
Meeting ID: 438 579 4903
In Church Prayer Meeting
Please join Sara IN CHURCH for a weekly prayer meeting on Thursday mornings for 1 hour starting at 11am. There is no pressure to pray out loud, instead it is a chance to sit and pray silently with others.
Hebrews Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shop will be closed for a deep clean this week having been used throughout the Summer Holidays. It will reopen on Tuesday 7th September and then be open 9am - 2:45pm Tuesdays - Fridays.
Worship Band Recruiting
The Worship Band are looking for more members to join them ready for when worship at the 11am Service returns to being Live in Church. Please contact the Church Office if you would like more information.
Loaves and Fishes Project
Teams of volunteers worked incredibly hard over the Summer holidays to give out over 2000 free packed lunches to local children. Thank you to everyone who helped make and/or distribute the lunches and to all those who made contributions of food and or money. If you would like to donate to future projects please visit our Just Giving page or to find out more /volunteer for the next event please contact us. Please see the Bulletin Board page to access a copy of the report detailing the amazing success of the project.
We are also still accepting donations to the Salvation Army's 'Tin a Week' Scheme. Please bring any tins or dry goods to the Hebrews entrance on Tuesdays and Fridays during their opening hours.
We remain a collector and distributer for Fairshare food.
Each week, we send an email to our Church Family to confirm how they can participate in worshiping with us on a Sunday. If you would like to be added to this list of email contacts, or if you would like to receive additional information, letters, prayers or updates, then please get in touch.
Sundays up until March 2020:
3 Distinct Morning Services
8am A quiet service with no singing where we use traditional prayers and have the opportunity to receive Holy Communion or a blessing, lasting about 45 minutes.
9.15am A mainly traditional service with singing led by our excellent organist and choir with well loved hymns and some newer songs of worship too. A special KidsGroup runs during the service for Primary aged children. An opportunity to receive Holy Communion or a blessing lasting about 1 ¼ hours.
11am A contemporary and informal service with singing led by our inspiring worship band. Kids Church internal link runs for primary aged children & a Creche internal link for pre-schoolers during the service which lasts around 1 ¼ hrs.
The talks are on the same theme at all of our services.
Prayer for healing is offered at all of our services.