Coronavirus COVID-19 – update 1 November 2020

Following the announcement from the Government last night, the Oversight are writing to confirm that for the next few weeks there will be no physical meetings taking place at church after today (Sunday 1 November 2020).

During this period we will continue to ‘live stream’ a service from church on YouTube which you will be able to watch live or catch-up on at a later stage.  We will also seek to involve members of the congregatio by asking people to video themselves leading congregational prayers or reading a Bible passage – your assistance with this, if approached, will be greatly appreciated.

The other meetings taking place on Zoom (e.g. Prayer Meeting, Bible Book Club etc.) will continue as before.

This situation will be reviewed as and when Government guidance is updated.

We recognise that this is a difficult time for all and as a church body we must continue to pray strenuously for our Government, our country, and the world as we face this challenge.  There are many in our community who are hurting or lonely and we must pray that God will use this terrible situation for good at this time.

YouTube Live Stream

We are delighted that we will be able to recommence church services on Sunday 6 September 2020. Those who are signed up to attend physically will receive an e-mail each week with specific guidance/instructions,

In order to watch our live stream, please go to our YouTube Channel at shortly before 11.00am each Sunday and the live stream will commence when it is ready. You should be able to watch the YouTube stream on your computer/laptop, tablet, smartphone, or smart TV, if all goes to plan. You don’t need to sign up for anything.

You will also find this link published on our Facebook and Twitter pages on Sunday morning. If you are not available to join us at 11.00am on Sunday then you should be able to catch up at any time in the future by following the above link. We will also be publishing the podcast on the church website as usual by around Sunday lunchtime.

Restarting Sunday Church Services

The Oversight are pleased to be able to provide details of our Sunday services during Covid-19 and how to access them.

We have made a number of changes and you are asked to read the guidance notes linked to below before you book a place.  The instructions are a couple of pages long but should provide all of the information that you need. Along with the instructions, the church’s risk assessment and a floorplan are attached for your reference. Please note that not all seats will be utilised within the floorplan – appropriate seats will be blocked off depending on who books to attend each week.

You will be required to book attendance for yourself (and your family group, if required) as space is limited.  While it will not be possible for all of the church congregation to attend each week, we would encourage you to book places for when you are able to attend bearing in mind the needs of others.  We estimate that everyone should be able to attend once or twice during September.

In order to book, please send a message to Dave Partridge on his mobile number or through the Contact Form. Bookings must be made by 7.00pm on the day before the service at the latest.  When contacting Dave, please let him know how many people are attending and the date(s) you are booking for and he will confirm your booking.

We look forward to meeting together again!

Coronavirus COVID-19 – updated 11 August 2020

Having met by Zoom recently, the Oversight have now come to the decision that for the four Sundays in September we will hold a short morning service on the church premises.

There will be restricted numbers able to attend the service (which will be bookable in advance), and we will live stream it for those not able to be there in person.

Full details will be issued nearer the time, once we have worked out all the practicalities.

All other meetings will remain on Zoom for the time being and we will also look at reintroducing some form of children’s work as soon as we can.

Please contact us if you require further information on these or assistance with how to access them, either by Zoom or by telephone. We would encourage to you to join these meetings if you are able.

If you would like one of the Oversight to come and pray with you in your own home, please contact us and we will be pleased to arrange this.

We sincerely hope that you and your families remain well and we look forward to being able to welcome you back as soon as it is safe to do so.

Easter Services 2020 – cancelled

**These services and events are cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation.**

Over Easter we have a number of services and activities to celebrate this important season.

On Palm Sunday (4th April) our services will be led by Richard Partridge at 11.00am and someone else at 6.30pm.

On Good Friday (10th April) we will have a short service at 10.00am reflecting on the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ at the cross.

On Easter Saturday (11th April) we have our annual TJC Easter Egg Hunt taking place at Dry Street Memorial Church.  This year there will be two hunts – one at 9.30am and one at 11.00am.  Free tickets must be booked in advance at

On Easter Sunday (12th April) we will celebrate the resurrection at 11.00am followed by an evening service at 6.30pm.

Friends & Family Sunday

On Sunday 1 March 2020 we will be holding another one of our Friends & Family Sundays! As part of the day we will be holding a Family Service at 11.00am (suitable for all ages) followed by refreshments and a bring-and-share tea.

Everyone is welcome to join us and we hope to see you there!

Fuse: a youth group with a difference

Are you aged 11+? Want to feel a part of something?

Fuse is a youth group with a difference. There is plenty of the fun and games of a normal youth group, but with an ethos of teamwork and friendship building.

Every night is different, combining indoor and outdoor games with, team projects, creative space, learning new skills and relevant group discussions.

Is it for you? Well you’ll never know unless you give it a go!

Fuse takes place every Monday during Term Time from 7.00pm to 9.15pm.  Details are on the Fuse page of our website.