Local faiths who cannot hold public services at this time are providing support and pastoral care to the community in other ways.
We will update this page regularly
King's Church, Hastings and Bexhill:
King’s Church are committed to providing spiritual and pastoral support to anyone who needs it in these unprecedented times. We invite everyone to join us for our on-line services, every Sunday at 10:30am. A link to the live feed is available at kings1066.org. We are also posting regular updates and messages from our team on our website. You can email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you.
Fr Robert Coates is recording his Sunday Services which you can watch on the parish website here
St Peter's and St Michael and All Angels Churches are providing support through a virtual congregation on their website which can be reached here.
Christchurch will open our church on Sundays from 10.30 – 11.30 for private prayer and reflection. There will not be any service. All are most welcome to call in if they wish.
Regarding Sunday worship, I will make an audio recording file and printed sheet for the service. The audio file will be uploaded onto Dropbox and the sheet will be emailed or posted before each Sunday. In this way, people can access the internet service.
Everyone is warmly invited to join in a prayer time at 9pm every day for five minutes, in your own homes. We may be praying at a distance from each other, but we will be together in spirit and as a church family.
The Catholic priests are available to provide spiritual and pastoral support. In the first instance we invite people to visit our website and to our Parish Facebook page, where we are live streaming Sunday and Weekday Mass, and posting other spiritual material. For those not on Facebook we are then uploading the videos to YouTube, and invite you to subscribe to our channel.
You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
We are running an email list on which we send out a weekly written Order of Service. This has the words for the hymns, Bible readings a sermon from Revd. Kevin Mepham, our Priest-in-Charge also a prayer list. Audio recordings accompany this, made by one of our organists on her piano at home. We are also posting short videos of the church on our page at the 'A church near you' website and also on our facebook page. The films include music played on our digital organ - which can 'play itself'. People can join our list by emailing us at email@example.com
We are providing a daily time of prayer and reflection every weekday at 9.00am, live on our Facebook page and then available on our website. They are proving very popular with those who have engaged with them so far, and anyone is very welcome to join us. Just search for 'Heathfield Benefice' on Facebook and Like our page. We are also broadcasting services throughout Holy Week and Easter, and all our live stream services can also be found on our website afterwards: www.heathfieldbenefice.org.uk
We continue to offer pastoral, spiritual and practical help and support to over 300 members and attenders of the church and many others with whom we are in contact through our Day Centre, Toddler group and other groups. Our Minister; David Lockwood, provides regular YouTube reflections and a weekly news-sheet is circulated by email, hardcopy and on the website. Our buildings may be closed but we are open to suggestions to how we might support others in Central Ward in any way we are able. For further information, please contact the church by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On a national level, the methodist church are also working to include people remotely. This includes weekly 'worship at home' sheets which can be used online or printed out and delivered to those without access to a computer. The website also offers links to an online service. This can be accessed here.