As you may be aware, the Government has provided updated information suggesting that social gatherings be limited and have suggested that for the over 70’s social distancing is encouraged.
With that in mind, the stewarding team and our minister have met this evening and agreed the following:
There will be a service on Sunday 22nd March (Mothering Sunday) at 10:30 am led by Rev. Peter Byass. There will be no refreshments served after the service. Individuals can of course choose not to attend if that is their preference.
After the service on Sunday we will be suspending all worship at Kempston East Methodist Church until further notice.
- We are aiming to publish weekly internet-based worship material for the duration of the church closure, that will be accessible from the church website. (More information will be published in the church newsletter this Sunday).
- Our pastoral leaders will be in contact with our church family to keep them updated.
- Weekly newsletters will be published online, which will include information on where to e-mail any prayer requests. These may be mentioned in the online newsletter the following week and may be used our internet-based worship, so that we can also include them in our personal prayers.
- In line with Methodist Church guidance published earlier today, there will be no refreshments served after the service this Sunday, nor indeed at any events on our premises.
As a church, please continue to look after each other by speaking regularly on the telephone and reaching out to us if you need help.
We pray that you and your families remain in good health and look forward to seeing you in person as soon our face to face worship resumes.
May God’s love be with you all.
Phil Timms (Senior Church Steward)
Revd Prof Peter Byass (Minister)