We are a small church with 40+ regulars plus a number of children and young people, and, following the lifting of restrictions, our numbers are returning to normal.
There will always be a warm welcome for YOU from us at Storrington Chapel.
Here are details of our regular meetings.
we meet at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
(service will be followed by light refreshments and a chance for fellowship)
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.
At last the restrictions have been lifted, although there are still a number of “strongly advise” recommendations from the government (which have been clarified by the FIEC).
Therefore, following a review of our earlier Risk-Assessments, we would ask:
Hand-Sanitising: Please continue to sanitise your hands when entering the Chapel and after using the toilets. Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided for your use;
Face masks/coverings; this is now optional. However we would ask you to continue to wear face masks/coverings whilst moving around indoors, which can be removed once you are at your seat depending on where you sit (see below). We are asking you to do this out of love and courtesy to others in the fellowship - face masks are designed to protect those around you. Thank you;
Seating: it’s no longer necessary for you to book your seats. We have rearranged the seating and it is split into 2 zones.
Zone 1, in the main Chapel, the seating has been moved closer together, although a 1m distance between rows has been maintained, and, when sitting in this zone, it is optional to wear face masks/coverings.
Zone 2, which is beyond the shutters, is for those who wish to continue to socially-distance. You must wear a face mask/covering at all times whilst in this area (unless you had an exemption);
Please ask Lyndon when you arrive if you have any questions about the seating arrangement;
Singing and praying out loud: it’s been too long but we are now free to do so. So please, MAKE A JOYFUL SOUND TO THE LORD!!
If any of the above is unclear, please speak to one of the deacons.
The government has asked that we continue to log details of all those attending (which will only be retained for as long as required) and, if you have the NHS Covid-19 app installed on your phone, please continue to “Check-in” by scanning the NHS test and trace QR code on the front door.
If you are unable to join us in the Chapel for our services, all the services will continue to be “hybrid” and will be live-streamed so you can join us remotely 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.
VIRTUAL PRAYER MEETING
Tuesdays at 7:45pm
For the moment, following the lifting of restrictions, we will continue to hold the weekly Prayer Meeting in a “virtual” format, once again using the Zoom app. However, we are planning to return to the Chapel in the near future, in a "hybrid" format, and are currently looking at some technology which would make the meeting more interactive for those joining remotely.
Our meeting consists of a short Bible reading, 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, 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.