Saturday 8th August
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure (Hebrews 6:19).
The Livestream Service is ready to go on Sunday at 10am on the button below or via our YouTube channel. Are you someone who tends to do what is popular in life or what you know is right? And which is more like Jesus? Come and find out from John chapter 7.
The 6pm service meets again this Sunday back in the church building. The teaching is from Isaiah with week 2 of our Book in a Month. Don't forget to bring your Bible and face mask – and if you didn't get a space for this weekend, do book up for next Sunday and future weeks.
The 6pm service is meeting in the church
Here’s what you need to know…
The building is set up to welcome people in a safe manner with social-distancing and all the current guidelines in place. The service will last no more than an hour and we will be teaching an overview of the book of Isaiah through August as we hear challenges and encouragements about staying faithful. There will be plenty of music in the service but no singing (not out loud anyway!) and time and space to pray and reflect. We’re unable to serve refreshments at present so we’ll be missing the delicious spread that is usually such a feature of our evening services, but we hope that instead we will feed on God’s Word together as we meet with him.
You will need to book your place in advance with our church office as numbers are limited (if you miss out one week, but you will then be given priority on future weeks, and the livestream services will also be continuing for those unable to be in church).
Here are (just!) 15 guidelines for everyone to follow:
- BYOB (bring your own Bible).
- When you arrive, please don’t mingle with others outside the church.
- Enter the church one-at-a-time through the North door maintaining 2-metre distance from those in front of you.
- Use the automatic hand sanitiser in the porch as you enter.
- Follow the one-way signs as directed, filling up each row from the far end and immediately taking your seat.
- Please leave 3 chairs between you and the next person/household.
- Please avoid touching anything other than your own chair.
- Toilets are only to be used in an emergency!?!
- Doors will be left open before, during and after the meeting to ensure good ventilation.
- At the end of the service, rows will be dismissed one-by-one from the front (school assembly style!).
- Please continue to follow the one-way system as you exit via the South door (with wheelchair-users exiting via the North door).
- Please use the hand sanitiser in the south porch on the way out.
- Avoid the temptation to hang around in groups to chat afterwards.
- Face masks are now mandatory for church services so please bring one with you and wear it whilst in the building. Thank you.
We never like telling people not to come to church but in this instance, we have to say please don’t come if you or someone in your household is at high risk or is experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
With all the measures we have put in place, we are confident that coming to church is one of the safest things you can do at the moment with the carefully-managed and socially-distanced space and the greatly reduced numbers in the building. We also wish to reiterate that that if you personally don’t feel comfortable with any of this just yet, then please don’t feel under any pressure to take part until you feel comfortable doing so. That really is no problem at all and we fully expect that some will be happy taking things at a different pace to others when it comes to restarting our groups and services.
If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch.
Looking out for others
We have a “buddy” system to help support people during this time when social-distancing is necessary and community gatherings, including church meetings, are having to stop. Those who are less vulnerable can be paired up with someone who is isolated or more at risk in order to keep in touch and to provide any support that may be needed.
To ensure the safety of all involved, only those well-known to us as a church will be buddies and they will follow these simple Safeguarding guidelines:
"Becoming disciple-making disciples of Jesus"
Thank you for visiting our website. Although we are unable to meet as normal at the moment, we are operating in a different mode for the current crisis. All the latest information about what this means will be made available here on our homepage. If there is any way we can be of help in these uncertain times, please do get in touch.
Church Administrator: Jane Jones
"Virtual" Opening hours: 8:30 - 12:30, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
The parish of St John's Felbridge takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about this can be found at A Safe Church.
How to find us
Our postcode is RH19 2QT for Map and more details
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