For 6 weeks, from 2nd May - 6th June inclusive, we will have ONE in-person service each week; this will alternate both in time and content between the 8.00am & 9.15am services which will also be Livestreamed via YouTube. The 11.00am will remain via Facebook Livestream (and therefore will be recorded and available to watch at a later date/time as well). You don't need to have a Facebook Account to view any of our live or back catalogue of services. No 11am service on 9th May however as it is the APCM.
For the in-person service each week, if you wish to attend in person, please remember you will need to wear a facemask throughout unless you have a medical exemption and will not be able to participate in congregational singing. For the 9.15am services, 6 members of our choir will lead the sung worship.
For ALL Services, we will be in the Nave (the main body of the church) in order to maximise the number of congregants which will be 40. We are not ticketing at this stage- should demand far outweigh capacity we will consider either ticketing or seeing if there are any ways of increasing capacity.
We hope that for those of you who have expressed a strong desire to return to church, you will choose to do so, even if the service offered is not your normal preference. Holy Communion will be available at every service and so do take the opportunity to worship weekly in person if you wish to.
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.
The pattern therefore will be:
2nd May - 9.15am Holy Communion in-person (up to 40) & YouTube Livestream
9th May - 8.00am Holy Communion in-person (up to 40) &YouTube Livestream
16th May - 9.15am Holy Communion in-person (up to 40) & YouTube Livestream
23rd May - 8.00am Holy Communion in-person (up to 40) &YouTube Livestream
30th May - 9.15am Holy Communion in-person (up to 40) & YouTube Livestream
6th June - 8.00am Holy Communion in-person (up to 40) & YouTube Livestream
Please feel free to visit our You Tube channel to view other services from this year.
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 - 9:30am and Tuesday 6pm
Meeting ID: 438 579 4903
Please contact the Church Office if you need more information about this.
The Revd. Haydon Wilcox is running quiet days and evenings at St. Columba’s Retreat House, Maybury Hill, Woking. These events will support people as they return into the world from lockdown and will offer the opportunity to share, reflect, to be spiritually fed and gain encouragement. All Covid protocols will be practised to ensure a safe environment and are restricted to 16 people. Remaining places: day events (10 am) 12th July; evening events (7 pm) 16th June and 28th September. Many events are now full and additional dates will be offered.
To receive details and make a booking please contact St. Columba’s House on Tel. 01483 766 498 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hebrews Coffee Shop
Hebrews has closed for the Easter Holidays to enable the Loaves and Fishes teams to create packed lunches for children in the local area. It will reopen on Tuesday 20th April for alfresco dining and takeaways. Please note the change of days from then - we will open on Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am - 2:30pm. Hot drinks are available at set prices and toasties and homemade cakes on the pay as you feel scheme. Lunch is available for those with Foodbank vouchers.
Loaves and Fishes Project
Teams of volunteers worked over the Easter holidays to give out free packed lunches to local children and once again this project was incredibly successful. Please click here if you would like to read the report. If you would like to donate please visit our Just Giving page or to find out more please contact us.
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.