updated 4th DEC 23
Next Week 10th Dec —Dick on the 2nd Sunday of advent
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Arrangements for Sunday Services
Firstly we want to say thank you for the feedback we have received over the arrangements so far for Sunday services since we have returned. It is very important to us that we hear from everybody about how we can make coming to worship welcoming and enjoyable. As Christians we are called to meet together to worship and support each other and we want to do this in the best possible way.
We are living in changing circumstances and it is very important that we take into account everybody’s views. The weather is now turning with the arrival of Autumn and we are aware it is becoming colder and some are feeling the cold due to the doors being kept open to improve air circulation. From this Sunday onwards the doors will be kept shut during the service to overcome drafts. To help compensate for the loss of air circulation we are buying an air purifier which draws in air and kills viruses and other biological infections through ultraviolet light. These are designed for use in halls, and make very little sound and so it should not interfere with the service. This is a major investment, costing approximately £1000 for one appliance. However with the onset of Autumn and Winter there will be other infections circulating as well as Covid and we want to care for people as best we can.
As far as the use of masks is concerned we know that for some they find it very uncomfortable for the length of the service. Government guidelines are that they are discretionary and this is the position we also hold. But we would ask you to bear in mind how others will feel if they are not being worn. Reportedly the wearing of masks reduces the risk of infection by approximately 70%.
The service will be kept a little shorter while infection rates remain higher to limit risk of infection.
Thank you so much for reading this update and bless you this week.
NOTE: Photo’s of our 2021 Harvest Service on our ‘Gallery Page’
** STOP PRESS- A new mini series on our ‘Devotionals ‘ Page…. ‘In the Open or Hiding away’
Starts this Monday morning (9th Nov)
This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled
Then each weekday this week……….
- Our Daily Devotional messages have restarted (updated most weekdays- 5 a week)… You can use the search engine on the ‘Devotionals’ page and look for a topic or favourite passage.
— Catch up with other A B C news on our ‘News Sheet’ page. (updated each weekend)
Geoff mentions ‘The Case for Easter’ in his Easter Day sermon….. You can buy a copy at ‘Good Living ‘ Christian bookshop Bideford or at all the popular retail ‘shops’ on line.
Scroll to base of page for more NEWS… + check out our NEW SHEET page… updated every week with fine detail,
*We do hope that you can find comfort & worship through this site- our ‘Sermons’ page has many messages & our ‘Daily Devotional ‘ page is designed to help you in your quite times.
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