COVID-19

March 2020
Posted at: 19 Mar 2020

This is to alert all members and attenders of ChristChurch that we will be providing comprehensive updates each Friday for you all, in the form of a weekly NEWS email. Printed copies will also be delivered to those who have no online access.

Please look out for this important message on Friday, which will include details of how to access our live-streams on Sundays, how to stay in touch with your small groups and one to ones, how we are coordinating pastoral care for the most vulnerable, prayer news from the congregation and our mission partners, special sections for Youth, Children and Families, plus news on Books and other recommended resources.

Posted at: 19 Mar 2020
Jack and Jill Preschool closing 3pm, Friday 20 March

We can confirm that, following the government’s latest announcement concerning schools, Jack and Jill preschool will be closing at 3pm on Friday 20 March and will remain closed until further notice.

We thank parents and carers for their understanding, and the Jack and Jill staff for their dedication at this time. Jack and Jill will keep in touch appropriately with all families connected to the preschool during this difficult time.

Posted at: 17 Mar 2020

In light of the most recent guidelines, we are taking the decision to postpone our Sunday services until further notice. We will miss gathering together in this vital way as a church family, but we trust in Jesus the Good Shepherd to protect us and provide for us in his word.

We do have plans to provide either streams or uploads of re-worked Sunday services that can be accessed at home at the usual times, and on demand afterwards. We hope to continue with as much of the advertised programme as possible, with Bible teaching, and other elements that will edify us as a congregation in these testing times.

Further information about our Sunday plans will be posted here in due course, including some recommended resources for all ages.

Posted at: 17 Mar 2020
Printable Postcards to help your neighbours

For all who are part of the ChristChurch family and want to help your neighbours at this time, we have produced some printable postcards that you can fill in and drop round to people in your neighbourhood.

If you would like any copies emailed to you to print at home, please contact andrew[dot]mckenna[at]christchurchbanstead[dot]org

Please note that it is your responsibility to fulfil any commitments that you offer to your neighbours, and / or to keep in touch with them if your situation or ability to help changes. We cannot currently administer this kind of support centrally as a church.

 

 

Posted at: 16 Mar 2020

As we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19, our New Horizons group for seniors will be postponed until further notice. We want to ensure that those who are elderly and particularly vulnerable at this time are cared for, and our pastoral team will be coordinating that care.

Posted at: 16 Mar 2020

For the avoidance of doubt, the Jack and Jill preschool at ChristChurch is still planning on being open on Tuesday 17 March. Jack and Jill will be following government guidelines pertaining to educational establishments. We will keep you posted here of any changes to Jack and Jill’s operating.

Posted at: 16 Mar 2020

In the light of recent government advice, we are postponing our Small and Local groups until further notice. There will be no meetings on 26 March. We will review things after Easter and keep you updated.

If you are part of a Small & Local group, your leaders will be in touch with you and we will post further information here in the coming days about how you can stay connected to ChristChurch.

Posted at: 16 Mar 2020

In view of the government’s advice today, we have taken the decision to postpone all ChristChurch midweek meetings and activities (Monday to Saturday) until further notice. We will keep you informed on plans for Sundays, and other plans in due course.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following will not be going ahead this week:

TUE – Allsorts, Building Development Meeting, Mission Team Meeting

WED – Live It Tell It

THU – The King and I

FRI – Whizz Kids, LiveWires (trip), Friday Club, Engage

 

Posted at: 16 Mar 2020
Allsorts postponed until further notice

In the light of this afternoon’s government press conference we have taken the decision to postpone the Tuesday morning Allsorts sessions until further notice. No Allsorts tomorrow. We will let you know when it will resume in due course.

March 2020