INFORMATION UPDATES

KEY NEWS & INFORMATION

Open Air All Age Service 10.30am on Sunday 9th August

Next Sunday (9th August) at 10.30am, we will be holding another open air all age service on the grass next to the church building.  Everyone is welcome, but please let us know if you intend to come:  RSVP to Brian on 01933 327709 or wollastonbc.minister@gmail.com by 12 noon on Friday 7th August and please let us know your address and phone number, in case there should be any cases of infection after we have met, for contact tracers.

Please note:

- Face masks must be worn on arrival and when leaving, but may be removed once seated.

- If you are able to bring your own lightweight/portable chairs, please feel free to do so, but don't worry if you can't; chairs will be available for all who need them.

- Following government guidelines, congregational singing is not allowed, but we will be able to listen to recorded worship music during the service.

- Most people are happy if the weather is sunny, but if the weather is hot, you may wish to consider bringing beach umbrellas and hats, as well as applying sun cream. smiley

- If you are not able to join us for the service, we warmly welcome you to join us online.  The virtual service will be available on the front page of this website at 10.30am on Sunday.

 

Church reopening

Following the Government’s announcement that churches could begin to reopen for worship, the Diaconate have read the subsequent guidelines issued.  They have carried out a thorough risk assessment.  With the restrictions on numbers caused by the need to maintain social distancing, the need to protect those among us in the “vulnerable” categories, and the restrictions on singing, they have decided to delay opening the building until September.  Dates to be confirmed.

In order to enable the church family to meet sooner for corporate worship, they are planning an open air service on site.  The Trustees have a duty of care and this is much safer for our vulnerable members and much easier to keep safe distances apart.   They are carrying out a risk assessment and planning this service now.  The service will take place after the schools have broken up for Summer.  We will give more details as they become available.  For now, we will continue with the daily reflections, virtual services and zoom prayer meetings.  Keep praying, stay safe and watch this space for further information.  God bless you.

 

Donation to Barnabas Fund for coronavirus efforts

As Brian mentioned on Sunday 7th June, £500 pounds is being sent to Barnabas Fund towards their coronavirus help initiative.   This Biblical imperative to help fellow Christians around the world in times of real and urgent need, shows that we are authentic in our desire to follow the good example of the early church.  You are invited to join in with this at your discretion as well by giving to this good cause, supporting brothers and sisters in Christ around the world at this challenging time (see link below for more details):

https://barnabasfund.org/coronavirus/

 

Induction of Revd Brian White as our minister

A ‘virtual induction service’ took place on Saturday 16th May at 2pm.  This is available to view from this website, by following the link to past services on the front page.  We hope to hold another special service in the church at a later date when possible.  

 

Pastoral

Brian, our minister, is keen to get to know everybody; until that time, all members of our congregation have an assigned deacon, who is in contact with them.   Brian and the rest of the leadership team are meeting up virtually (online) on a regular basis at this key time.  Please feel free to contact Brian or one of the deacons about anything you wish.   

 


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