Church and the Corona Virus

I want to encourage you with a few verses of scripture. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

It may seem difficult to heed these words to the Hebrews not to give up meeeting together when there is concern about public gatherings and the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19. I understand that some of you may be feeling anxious or may just feel the need to stay and worship at home. I completely understand this given these unprecedented circumstances. As a leadership we take our responsibility for the health and wellbeing of the church and community very seriously.

We have taken steps of increasing the number of boxes of tissues in the chapel and the hall so that everyone has access to tissues should they wish to cough or sneeze. We have antibacterial handwash available in the toilets, and have place health notices on the doors as a reminder to folk that if they feel unwell, with a fever and new persistent cough, they should not enter the building, but self isolate. We pray that these steps will keep those wishing to gather for fellowship, prayer and worship will be protected from the virus.

We are monitoring the situation and will adhere to advice from the government and NHS regarding public gatherings, so please check back here regularly for any updates.

Meanwhile, we are looking at ways in which we can “fellowship” electronically should we need to close the buildings in the future. This could possibly be by podcast / Facebook Live, or even video conferencing, so keep an eye on our website for the latest.

May the Lord protect us all at this time.

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