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    The official advice from both the Methodist and Anglican denominations is that in line with Government restrictions, public worship has been suspended, until further notice.  More details of this can be found in: Covid-19 TEC Update 

    Groups that hold meetings at The Eldwick Church

    All groups and organisations who make regular use of the accommodation and facilities at the church building have ceased their operations, until further notice.  These will not be resumed until the relevant government advice and guidelines on COVID-19 restrictions permit this to happen.  We will keep all of our user groups informed about the practical arrangements and preparations for re-opening.  In the meantime, if anyone has any queries about the latest situation, they should contact either of:

     

    Check out our latest online service:

     

     

    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 eldwickchurchprayer@gmail.com 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.

    God bless

    Peter (Minister)

     

    Latest information and worship publications:

    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 5th July 2020 plus Service Sheet for Sunday 5th July 2020

    Sharing God's Word - Midweek Thoughts:  Thursday 9th July 2020

    Last week's Newsletter: Sunday 28th June 2020 plus Service Sheet for Sunday 28th June 2020

    Previous information and worship publications:

    Weekly newsletters – go to: About Us / News Sheets

    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

     

    Samaritans Bradford website; Contact: tel:116123 free from any phone or 0330 094 5717

    Childline
    website; Contact Tel:  0800 1111 

    Refuge Domestic Abuse websiteFreephone 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 24

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