Coronavirus

We’re really excited to be re-opening our doors for public worship. More information on service times and how you can join us is on our services page (click here)

 

Our Response

(Information remains correct as of 28th Sept)

We are open for private prayer on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am – 1pm.  Please do follow all guidance when you enter the building, and remain socially distant from those not in your household.

In line with government guidance, please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) when visiting the church for private prayer, or for any other reason. We now have a QR code for you to scan with the NHS Test and Trace app, in lieu of signing in with our book. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to chat further on 01483 455333 or email office@st-saviours.org.uk.

We will be updating you weekly on our opening dates and times, as these may change.

This is an unusual and concerning time for us all and we hope you are not feeling too anxious over recent developments with 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.

We are keen to keep you fully informed as we journey together and so this is a 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?

  • We are really excited that our services will be resuming in person from September, as well as continuing our live streams online. The first of these is happening on Sunday 6th September at 10:30am. Please see our services page for more in-depth details.
  • 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 may now meet in groups of up to 6 people outside. As members of the congregation you are able to invite up to six other people from various households to your gardens for a small pod meeting/gathering following the government guidelines.  This will be at your own discretion without any organisation from staff team members and will be your own liability/on your household insurance.  If you have any questions, please do get in contact with the Church Office.

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.
  • 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.

Click here

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!

Click here