REOPENING CHURCH

Opening the Church 

This page was last updated on 7 May - please check here for updates.

Coming to church?

Things are more "normal" every week at church, though we do still encourage everyone to use hand sanitiser, to wear a face covering at services and events (unless exempt of course) especially if you are in a busy space, and above all to be courteous and mindful of other people's anxieties. The vaccination campaign has reduced the mortality of the pandemic, but we know that community transmission of the virus remains high. We will continue to follow the guidance (which you can view here) to help keep everyone safe.

 

If you do need information about facilities before you join us you can always contact the office.

 

There is a service in church every Sunday and Wednesday morning, although evening services are mostly online. Most regular activities are back as normal and busier than ever, such as the Monday afternoon fellowship, Mother and Toddler group on Thursday mornings in school term time,and the weekly Saturday morning drop-in (known to some as the Bacon Butties Fellowship).   

 

Junior Church is also back though currently we run only on the Sunday morning services on the first and third Sundays of the month.

 

Refreshments after morning services also resumed in February, although we are not yet able to offer this after all services. We have all missed that essential fellowship over tea, coffee and biscuits and are glad to have that chance again.

Our community rooms are also busy. We have hosted some fantastic family parties recently and some great one-off events like exhibitions and concerts, as well as our weekly regulars like the Girlguiding and Scouting groups, dance and music classes, and social and cultural fellowships. For information, get in touch with our manager, Peter, through the office or by clicking the Book A Room button at the bottom of the page.

Upcoming services

Little by little we have begun bringing back to use the pages from the website that went into mothballs during the pandemic. We will keep some of the temporary pages like this going for a while though during 2022, even if that means that sometimes you might find something mentioned twice. So for now, you will find listed here the opportunities for you to come to church to worship and put details of other activities and events on the News Page.

The current preaching plan (March, April and May) is here, and that covers Sunday services in all the churches in our Circuit, not just our church.

Wednesday morning services -  every Wednesday morning at 10.30 am there's an opportunity to join us for a short service. Here are the worship leaders for the next few Wednesdays, although we apologise in advance if there are last minute changes:

11 May service led by Mrs Theresa Rutherford

18 May service led by Revd Emily Young including Holy Communion

25 May service led by Mrs Diana Bosman

1 June service led by Mr Jack McGinnigle

8 June service led by Mrs Theresa Rutherford

Sunday morning services 

Here are the worship leaders for upcoming Sunday services at our church. Again, we apologise in advance for any  last minute changes:

 

8 May service led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe

15 May service led Mr Tom Watts

22 May service led by Revd Stephen Froggatt including Holy Communion and also incorporating our Annual Church General Meeting, open to anyone interested in our church family and its activities

29 May service led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe

Stay on top of any changes by subscribing here to the weekly Circuit Bulletin.

Prayer in the Garden

Don't forget the garden at church. Please take advantage of it if that is convenient for you. With Spring flowers popping up everywhere this can be a very pleasant and comfortable place to sit peacefully for a while and share a moment with God. 

Prayer Line

If you would like someone to pray for you, or with you, or for a particular concern that is on your heart

 

call the prayer line number which is 07942 581223

email the prayer line at fomcprayer@gmail.com

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You can always worship God with us from wherever you are. Find details of online services and other resources on the Worship at Home Page and resources and activities for young people on the Junior Church at Home Page.