Coronavirus

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Our Response

Coronavirus update Friday 27th March 6pm (Information remains correct as of Thurs 2nd April 5pm)

There will be no Sunday Services or events held in the church building until further notice

This is an unusual and concerning time for us all and we hope you are not feeling too anxious over recent developments re the Coronavirus.  We would love to encourage all of us to press into God and remember that ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble…’ (Psalm 46:1) Let’s all be praying for our St Saviour’s Big Family regularly and for our country and all those affected by the global pandemic in the days ahead.

Mike has recorded a video message which you can see above.

We are keen to keep you fully informed as we journey together and so this is a very detailed list of what is happening, our approach to the crisis we find ourselves in and how you can get involved or receive support.

Following the ongoing advice from the government and the Church of England, we are taking the following actions:

What is happening with church services, events and courses?

  • There will be no services in the church building until further notice.
  • Online services – 10am on Sundays. We will be posting our Sunday Service online at 10am each Sunday and would love you to join us. Please check out the links above.  This will include a short talk, some prayers, family news, and updates on how we are responding to the Coronavirus. The videos will be incredibly easy to access, if you have an internet connection and we will post instructions on this page. This can be watched at any time afterward they’re posted. For those without an internet connection, we will have text copies of the sermon notes, prayers, and song words, for you to print, distribute, and use during the week. Our sermons will be uploaded to the podcast as usual.
  • All events and courses are postponed until further notice.
  • The staff team will now be working remotely from home. This means that the church office is now closed but we will be monitoring emails and phone messages.
  • POD groups should not meet but please do make sure that you seek to support one another and stay in touch online or on the phone. Get in touch with the church office if you’d like support with this.

What are we seeking to do as a big church family in this situation?

  • Walk closely with God and find his encouragement and strength and be faithful followers of Jesus and help those around us where we can.
  • ‘Love God, Love People & Make A Difference’ by building family, shining brightly and living courageously.
  • Support one another
  • Care for big family members especially those at risk (The elderly, those with underlying conditions and those with additional needs)
  • Prioritise the most vulnerable first
  • Be courageous, generous, careful and responsible in all of our efforts and ensure that we follow all necessary measures to keep people safe (i.e. safeguarding, health and safety requirements)
  • Do all we can to avoid spreading the virus.

What can I do?

  • Please let us know if you are struggling at all, or get the Coronavirus. We want to be praying for you and to support you now, or if the need arises. Please ring 01483 455333 or email office@st-saviours.org.uk
  • See the section at the bottom of this page for practical ways you can help our Big Family and our local area.
  • Join the St Saviour’s Facebook noticeboardThis is a great way of keeping in touch with our church family and sharing ideas whilst we’re not meeting.
  • Keep praying and encouraging each other in our faith.
  • Sign up for the daily Lent reflections. This is an easy way to journey together in this time. You can sign up here 
  • Please keep an eye on our website and social media where we will be posting regular updates.
  • Let’s trust God. He is faithful and is with us as we journey through this testing time

Please keep an eye on our website and social media as it is likely that the government advice will change.

Do know that we will miss seeing your faces and will be praying for you.

With love from,

Mike and Bex

We’re here to help. 

If you are in need or in crisis, please contact us on 01483 455333 or email crisis@st-saviours.org.uk

We understand that life might be scary, or that you may be feeling lonely. If you would like a listening ear, someone to chat and pray with you or if you have a prayer request you would like to share with us, click the button below.

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How can I help?

There are many other opportunities to offer support!

One opportunity is volunteering for the NHS to help with the community response (e.g. collecting people’s groceries, medicines, transport to hospital, check in and chat with vulnerable). It’ll all be coordinated through an app and will be an easy and efficient way to give practical help. Visit this link for more information.

You can also sign up to be a volunteer with Surrey County Council via this link or Voluntary Action via this link.

A new app has been launched with researchers at Kings College, Guys Hospital and others to help medical scientists and the NHS better understand the Coronavirus. The aim is to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well. We would encourage you to participate in this. Do click here to find out more.

Other Practical Ideas

  • Why not set up a WhatsApp group with those in your street and check in daily with one another?
  • We have also attached a form that you could print off and use to support those in your own neighbourhood. This covers offers of phone calls and shopping help. Corona virus neighbourhood form.pdf
  • Why not FaceTime or Skype one another or give one another a ring?

Resources

Our Big Family have been sending in resources for us all to use, whether that be to help us organise, feed us spiritually or equip us to do church online well.

Click the button below to take a look!

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