Coronavirus

Last Updated: 18:00, Fri 9 Oct

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant restrictions on our life together as a church community. Though we are now able to open our doors for public worship again, we are very concerned to do so in a way that is safe, and which does not exclude any members of our community.

Public Worship

We're thrilled to be able to return to our church building for our new 9.30 and 11.00am Sunday services. COVID-19 restrictions have inevitably brought some changes, and for those unable to gather at the moment, we are live-streaming the 11.00 service via our YouTube channel.

Our 9.30 service is an informal, family-friendly gathering, with singing led from the front, Bible stories, prayer, time to share news, a talk for grown-ups, and colouring and craft activities – all in a COVID-safe environment! The service lasts around 45 minutes.

Our 11.00 service is a more traditional service following the Church of England's ancient liturgy, with choir-led hymns, prayer, Bible readings, and a sermon. The service usually includes a celebration of the Lord's Supper, and lasts around an hour.

We are also carrying on with our 10.30am Wednesday service of Holy Communion.

Attendees at all our in-person services need to wear a face covering at all times, keep 2 metres distance from anyone not in their immediate household or bubble, and leave their contact details for the government's COVID-19 contact tracing programme.

Prayer

By far our most important response as a Church family is to pray to our sovereign, good and powerful Father in Heaven.

If you are worried about coronavirus and would like someone to pray with you, please email prayer@edgbastonoldchurch.org.uk.

We continue to gather on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes via Zoom to pray for our nation, city, parish and church community; see our daily email (available through the contact form) for more information.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns, or if you need any help or assistance.