We are living in strange and difficult times and are having to adapt to new ways of living. As a church we want to give the best we can to the Eldwick community.
We believe in a loving God who wants the best for us. We believe that God demonstrated that love by coming in Jesus, who experienced life in every aspect both good and bad before dying on a cross. We rejoice that death could not hold Jesus and that he was resurrected on Easter Sunday, defeating the consequences of death.
Our objective is to show and act out God’s love for his creation. And of course, sometimes we fail, but we know that God loves to forgive those who recognise their failures.
Normally we try to meet the basic needs of local people – of faith and of non-faith – by holding regular services, and by accommodating both happy occasions such as weddings, wedding blessings, baptisms (christenings) and thanksgivings, and also sad occasions, such as helping people who are saying goodbye to loved family members or friends at a funeral. Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a stop to all that.
So for the moment, as you go past the church you will notice our ‘Prayer Field’ with its knitted flowers. Each flower is a prayer said or made by the person, young or old, who planted it. Please feel free to plant your own prayer flower. If you feel it would help you, we have a team standing by who would love to pray for you. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in confidence and a member of the church will pray for you; maybe you will let us know what happens.
You’ll notice that we use the term ‘we’. However, it is not ‘our’ church as it belongs to the whole of the Eldwick community, so it is your church as well.
When this pandemic is over, and we can re-open the building, why not come along and see us.
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For the benefit of everyone, it is now a requirement for people to wear face masks in Church when the building is open for events. This includes individual prayer on Sundays from 2-3pm. If you don’t have a mask, there are some disposable ones available as you enter.
The church is now open for private prayer on Sunday afternoons from 2.00 - 3.00 pm. Entry is via the (old) porch door facing Otley Road, with a one-way system in place, allowing for exit via the West (Birches) Link door. Chairs are laid out in a socially distant way and best sanitising practice is being observed.
Latest Newsletter: Sunday 9th August 2020 No Service Sheet this week
Sharing God's Word - Midweek Thoughts: Thursday 6th August 2020
Last week's Newsletter: Sunday 2nd August 2020 plus Service Sheet for Sunday 2nd August 2020
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Worship/service materials and reflections – go to: About Us / News Sheets
Methodist and Anglican information and news – go to: About Us / Circuit and Parish and Links