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Easter Services 2021

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

On Palm Sunday (28th March), our service will be led by Chris Mayers at 11.00am and will also be live-streamed on YouTube.

On Good Friday (2nd April), we will have a short service at 10.00am reflecting on the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ at the cross.  This gathering will take place on Zoom.

On Easter Sunday (4th April) we will celebrate the resurrection at 11.00am (in person and live-streamed on YouTube).  Following recent changes in Government guidelines, we shall also be holding an outdoors acoustic sung worship session after the morning service in the grounds of Dry Street Memorial Church – please join us from 12.15pm at Dry Street, if you are able, ensuring that you follow guidelines on social distancing etc.

We haven’t been able to hold our TJC Easter Egg Hunt this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but instead we have distributed over 100 gift bags to local children so that they can celebrate Easter in their own homes.

Coronavirus COVID-19 – update 23 February 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, the Oversight have agreed that we will resume in-person services on Sunday 14 March 2021.

You may recall that churches were allowed to continue holding in-person services when the current lockdown was announced but we felt that it was right and proper, given the high prevalence of Covid-19 in the local area and restrictions placed on all areas of people’s lives, that we abstain from meeting in-person temporarily.  Now that rates of infection have fallen significantly in the local area, we felt that the date that schools were allowed to return was an appropriate point to resume meeting.

As has been the case for a number of months, capacity will be strictly limited to ensure social distancing, the wearing of masks will be required (unless you have a medical exemption), and singing will not be possible.  A booking system will therefore be in place – please contact us if you would like to attend.  Please note that the one-way system will no longer be in force because people generally arrive and leave at specific times so this is no longer felt to be necessary.

We will, of course, continue streaming services online and it is planned for that to continue even once ‘normality’ returns for those who are unable to get to a service.

We hope that you will welcome this cautious return to meeting together.  It has been a long and difficult period where we have not been able to meet as we would wish (and this will continue for some months) but we pray for a speedy full return to being able to meet together to sing, praise and worship our mighty God as a church family.

‘Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.’

Hebrews 10:23-25

Colossians: Struggling People

Aim: To see that the Christian life is not meant to be an easy ride but a life of hard work as we strive to build one another up in Christ (Colossians 1:24-2:5)

YouTube live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F6NUwfW_Pk