Coronavirus pandemic: Church message

Update September 2020

Services are now being held in the church again. We have reorganised the space to facilitate social distancing, and ask that everyone wears a face mask while in the church (unless exempt) and sanitises their hands on arrival. You will also be asked to give a telephone number or e-mail address for the purposes of contact tracing. All surfaces are thoroughly disinfected between services. Our special team of COVID-19 stewards will be on hand to guide you when you arrive, to ensure that you feel safe. For more information, please visit the Worship page.


Update September 2020

The church has been closed to visitors in recent months because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Those activities which are now taking place in the church again will do so respecting all social distancing guidelines – please contact Wilf Merttens (the Church Secretary) at stanleywilfridmerttens@googlemail.com for more details and with any questions. Other activities will continue online or remain suspended for now.

For more information about the current position with individual activities, please click on the links on the Activities page.


Update March 2020

Heath Street will be doing all it can to respond pastorally and practically to the Coronavirus epidemic.

The Baptist Union of Great Britain has published 'Advice for Churches' which can be accessed here:

https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/337630/Coronavirus.aspx

The advice, as of 17 March, is that 'Sunday services should not now take place' We will therefore be suspending Sunday services until further notice, and we would value your prayerful support as we seek to develop a context where we can be a meaningful faith community whilst physically isolated from each other.

For details of the Heath Street Home Companion (on online replacement for the time being of Sunday worship and a slice of our community's life) click here.

We ask everyone to remember before God those who are vulnerable and lonely, and those who are facing financial hardship as a result of this evolving situation. If you are aware of anyone in crisis or particular need, please contact our Minister at the email address on the website.

Further updates will appear on this page as the situation evolves.


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