Normally we are a small church with 40+ regulars plus a number of children and young people, but during the coronavirus pandemic, our regular numbers are smaller.
However, there will always be a warm welcome for you from us at Storrington Chapel.
Here are details of our regular meetings.
The experience of post-lockdown church continues to be different and bring new challenges. However, we have benefited greatly from being able to join together in worship, learning and praise.
Since reopening, we have been blessed greatly by some excellent messages which have been inspiring, uplifting and thought provoking.
If you missed any of these or would like to listen again, audio recordings are available here.
We are looking forward to hearing our Lord's words through those who will be visiting our pulpit in the coming weeks.
Please take a short moment to remind yourselves of the Government restrictions for “places of worship” in tier 4 and lockdown below, particularly in view of the new variant which is far more easily transmissible.
The restrictions are that:
You must wear face-coverings at all times whilst in the building (unless you have an exemption);
You should maintain 2m social-distancing at all times;
You must remain in your allocated seating area;
You cannot sing or raise your voice when speaking;
You must not mix with anyone who is not part of your household or support bubble;
You can only meet with one other person outside of your household/support-bubble, and that must be socially distanced and for the purposes of exercise only. Therefore, please avoid congregating in the car park both before and after services.
Thank you to all for the continued cooperation of everyone for adhering to the particular health and safety requirements.
We continue to maintain a Covid-secure building and there is an NHS test and trace QR code to scan as you enter the building (if you have downloaded the App). Unfortunately, due to the government restrictions (and FIEC guidance), we are not able to reopen the Sunday school yet.
Whilst the number of spaces we have are limited due to social-distancing and “track and trace” requirements, there have been spare spaces available each Sunday.
We would, however appreciate it if you could continue advance-booking your place.
If you are unable to join us in the Chapel for our services, don't forget that you can join the services live online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be circulated to those on the Chapel email and WhatsApp groups.
If you are not on either of these groups, please contact Lyndon or Mark for the details of the Zoom link.
There may be instances when you are not able to join us at 10:30am in the Chapel or via Zoom.
If so, here are some alternative online services being broadcast by churches with which Storrington Chapel have a close link, that you can watch live or later on YouTube.
Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham
Their pastor, Calix Furus, delivers sermons live on-line most Sundays or presents a sermon recorded by a “visiting” speaker.
Services can be viewed through their website http://dev.rehoboth.org.uk/ , or on their YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2hNsM2dMebnpD1l10qifVg , where the services remain available to view if you are unable to join “live”.
New Life Church Moulsecoomb
Julian Rebera or one of New Life's leadership team leads a live, interactive service via Zoom.
A series exploring 1 John and the assurance of faith has recently started with the aim to encourage both churches.
The Zoom platform works well for interaction and there is a time afterwards where we can have fellowship with each other - it has been a blessing to get to know our brothers and sisters in Brighton. Please try to join us.
If you are not already on the circulation list and would like to join these services, please contact either Lyndon or Mark for the Zoom meeting reference.
Many of the previous New Life services can be viewed on their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVyZS8ZVJEY8gX82qvU0oQ .
We would encourage you to join services from either or both of these churches live so that we can be worshiping together. In particular, if you are able, please do try to join the 4pm Zoom service from New Life Church, when we are able to see, talk, pray and worship with each other, united through the Spirit.
VIRTUAL PRAYER MEETING
Tuesdays at 7:45pm
We are pleased that the Prayer Meeting is able to continue in a “virtual” format, once again using the Zoom app.
A short Bible reading is followed by the wonderful opportunity to be able to give praise and worship to our God together, pray for the world, our country and government, for key-workers on the front-line, our fellowship, friends and family.
The Zoom meeting reference, Bible reading and prayer list will be circulated each week to all on the Chapel Fellowship email list. If you would like to be added to that list, please contact Lyndon or Mark.
If you are unable to join the meeting on-line, but would like to pray along at same time, please let Lyndon, Mark or Richard know and we will endeavour to get details of the Bible reading and prayer-list to you in advance of the meeting time.