St. Alban’s Online Service
Service sheet for 20th September 2020 – Click here to download a pdf copy
Important update: This week is our last pre-recorded Sunday Service. From 27th September, the main service will be live-streamed, as it happens in Church. You can still view it either from our Facebook page, or below as I will be embedding the Facebook live-stream below on this webpage, so no changes to where you can see it here. (It will not be shown live on YouTube).
Please join us for our online Holy Communion Service, this Sunday 20th September. You can view here at 9.30am. on Sunday morning. It should display a countdown a couple of minutes before the event starts. Please refresh the page if it doesn't start by 09:30.
If you’ve missed any service, then you can watch in our archive by clicking HERE
If you would usually make an offering during the service, or would like to start now and also as we are not able to meet together in these exception circumstances, we have set up a Paypal donation button, which you can use to make a one-off donation whenever and as often as you like. Simply click the donate button below and your offering will be handled securely by Paypal. Click Here for more information.
You DO NOT need or have to create a PayPal account if you don’t want to. Simply click on Pay by card.
If however, you would like to give regularly, please can I suggest you look to sign up to the Parish Giving Scheme. Click Here for more information.
Chichester Cathedral – Live streaming arrangements for Sunday 13 September
This weekend (Sunday 13 September) is a hugely important one in the life of the Diocese as we formally welcome Bishop Ruth and Bishop Will at special services to be held in the Cathedral. The two services of welcome (two because of social distancing) will be live streamed. Click here to visit the Diocese of Chichester Live Streaming Page.
2.00pm | Installation of Bishop Will as the Bishop of Lewes
3.30pm | Installation of Bishop Ruth as the Bishop of Horsham
Resuming Sunday Services in Church
We are delighted to let you know that we have resumed Sunday Services at 9.30 am each week.
To comply with the Church of England and Government guidance on public worship the services will be very different from what we are used to and, because of social distancing measures, limited numbers will be able to attend on any given week.
If you would like to attend please book through the parish office by 2pm on each Wednesday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01293 344 860 on Wednesday only.
Please be sure to wait for confirmation that you been booked in if you email or ring and leave a message. Please give a contact number for confirmation and for track and trace records. If, following the service you find you have symptoms, please let us know.
Due to the limited numbers we are able to fit into the church this will be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. If capacity is reached you may be asked to wait until the following week. Online services will continue for those who are unable to attend.
Face coverings by all those attending is now compulsory for places of worship, from the 8th of August, as per government guidlines issued on the 31st July.
There will not be toilet facilities available at the present time, neither will there be a Junior Church or crèche provision.
See the end of this email for more information about how the services will be arranged.
Re-open for Private Prayer
Following the revised Government guidance during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted that the PCC have agreed to open St. Alban’s Church for private prayer.
With the resuming of Sunday Services from the 9th August and to allow us to maintain a COVID safe environment, the Church will now only be open on 1 day each week for private prayer.
Private Prayer – Thursdays between 1pm – 3pm
When attending the Church, please observe the precautions that we have all become accustomed to, including social distancing and the use of hand gel which will be made available, on both entering and exiting the Church. Specific details to enable safe use of the church are given on the entrance doors and inside the building.
Both the main entrance and rear doors will be left open during the above periods, to enable both accessible access for all and a one-way system through the church.
For your safety, we ask that you remain in the nave during your private prayer and that you do not move the chairs from their marked positions on the floor or venture into taped off areas.
Thank you and God bless.
This Time Tomorrow
You can see an archive of our ‘This Time Tomorrow’ videos, via our ‘Photos & Videos’ drop down menu, under 2020. Or CLICK HERE
Unfortunately there is no ‘This Time Tomorrow’ for this week (2nd August).
Building Development Appeal
Buildings Development Appeal
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Worship from Home
In light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and the suspension of services until further notice, the Church of England has put together some useful resources to enable worship from home.
You may also like to listen along with Christian radio station – Premier is good for this.
Praying at Home Booklet
Prayer resources for those who are unable to meet together. Click Here to download.
Learn more about the Parish Church for Gossops Green & Bewbush
Out of the Box
Our new Family Service, 2nd Sunday of each month.
All our welcome! Information on our weekly Services at St. Alban’s