Services

The service for Sunday 9th August will take place in St. Andrew’s, Congresbury at 10.30am.

The service will be livestreamed to Facebook simultaneously and will be available here on our website, and on our YouTube Channel soon afterwards.

We are thrilled that our Church Buildings are now open during the week for private prayer and we are able to bring you one service in the Benefice on a Sunday morning at 10.30am. We hope that this offers some hope to our communities in what has been a time of great uncertainty.

What does that mean for worship?

During Lockdown we had been posting content online, both here and on our Facebook page, as well as producing downloadable material for worship at home and keeping in touch through conversations. This will continue. We have been greatly encouraged and humbled by the growing online faith community and their willingness to share with us. Not everyone will feel comfortable or able to return to services yet and we want to make sure that we are walking alongside all of those following online.

The Church of England has also provided a wide range of resources for continuing worship at home. These include online services and downloadable resources. More information can be found on their website here.

We will be having one service at 10.30am on a Sunday, alternating between St. Andrew’s, Congresbury and Banwell for the time being and we will continue to live stream these services simultaneously.

The latest service will be available to watch here..

For more detailed information on the re-opening of our church buildings for services, please download the update document below.

We will also continue to post a short message daily on our Facebook page and available afterwards here. (Click on the New Creation logo at the top of any page to navigate back to our ‘blog posts’ where you will find the daily videos and Bible Readings.) We are looking at ’40 Days with The Celtic Saints’ by David Cole.

What about Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals?

We are pleased to announce that due to the easing of restrictions, these services can now take place in church, however, unfortunately to comply with the rules on social distancing, there are still some restrictions in place. We would be very happy to speak with you about these important family events.

Weddings, wedding blessings and renewals of vows may now take place but with restrictions on the number of guests. Special licences may also be required as Banns may not be able to be read. Please get in touch for further advice and we will be happy to help you.

Funerals can now take place in church as well as at the graveside or Crematorium, however there are still restrictions as to who can attend and the number of mourners to adhere to social distancing and public health advice for those more vulnerable. Your funeral director and minister will be able to advise you of this further.

Baptisms can now take place, provided appropriate criteria for minimizing risk are met. Emergency baptisms can also take place at home or in hospital.

For more information about Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, please email SAC-Admin@newcreationchurches.org.uk or lisa.stannard@newcreationchurches.org.uk

For detailed guidance from the Church of England, see their Coronovirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches and FAQ page on www.churchofengland.org.uk or click here.