We are ALL one in Christ
We are SAINTS, being transformed by Jesus
We are PECKHAM, and sent out from here
Information & Updates re Covid-19
Tuesday 24th March
Our latest update email can be read here
As you may have heard, the Church of England across London has decided that now is the time to close church buildings altogether. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly but it has been made on the basis of the best advice and in the loving interest of the health of our community. So, in line with this wise guidance, we will no longer open the church for private prayer in the mornings, and the office will not be staffed.
But the church hasn't stopped and we continue to pursue our vision in this season:
- We are ALL. Keep in touch! We're a diverse family, united in Christ. How we live that out is going to look a bit different for a time, but since our unity is based not on ourselves, but on Christ, we know that nothing can come against it! Some of us will be able to meet up virtually through WhatsApp, Facetime and the like; we want to stream services online as well. We're mobilising a 'Connect Team' to help us keep in touch with everyone, especially those who aren't online and others who are self-isolating or who live alone. Email us if you can help or need help.
- We are SAINTS. Keep praying! We are a people who have hope as an anchor for our souls, firm and secure. For ourselves and for our community, we want to prioritise spending time with God, praising Him for the hope he gives, and lifting up our world, nation, community and ourselves in prayer. We're joining together daily at 12 noon to pray the Lord's Prayer. Why not set an alarm and join in.
- We are PECKHAM. Keep looking out. "By this will everyone know that you're my disciples", Jesus said, "if you love one another". We're really grateful for everyone who has already said they'd like to help with practical support. We're also really grateful to hear from everyone who lets us know they're self-isolating or sick so that we can pray for you!
Info about Sunday services
In line with Church of England guidance, our regular times of gathered worship on Sunday and Tuesday will be suspended until further notice.
We hope to continue to provide a virtual Sunday service that we can all join in with. You can watch last Sunday's service on our YouTube channel and tune in again at 10:30 this week for more.
If you use social media platforms please find us on facebook [group for chat, page for official messages] Instagram and Twitter as we believe we can use these brilliant tools to continue conversations and connection.
None of us know exactly how the next few weeks and months are going to work out but we have a Father in heaven who is holding us. We'll continue to be in touch with practical details - but also with encouragements, prayers, messages, recommendations and ideas for this season - do share these with us too! We believe God has many unexpected gifts for us in this time, through all its challenges, and we want to share them widely.
Jonathan and Jenny