To adhere to government, public health and Church of England guidelines, our church buildings must remain temporarily closed and all public and private services are suspended until further notice.
What does that mean for worship?
The church building is closed – but the church is people, not buildings. We are 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.
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 continue to live stream services on a Sunday morning at 10.30am and we will 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.) At the moment we are looking at ’40 Days with Jesus’ by Dave Smith.
What about Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals?
Unfortunately due to the rules on social distancing, there are restrictions on these services.
Baptisms can only take place in emergency circumstances in hospitals.
Weddings, wedding blessings and renewals of vows must be postponed until further notice.
Funerals are the only service which may continue, although these can only take place at the graveside or Crematorium and there are restrictions as to who can attend 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.
For more information about Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, please email SAC-Admin@newcreationchurches.org.uk