We are a small church with, under normal circumstances, 40+ regulars plus a number of children and young people, but due to the coronavirus restrictions, 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.
we meet at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
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 could you take a short moment to remind yourselves of the Government restrictions for “places of worship”, which were updated from 17th May, shown below.
The restrictions inside the Chapel remain 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 during the service;
You cannot sing or raise your voice when speaking;
The following restrictions have been changed in that:
The “Rule of 6” has been reinstated indoors, so that up to 6 people from 2 households (or bubbles) can socialise in the Chapel both before and after services. However you should not move around from one group of 6 to another and you must continue to wear your mask;
The “Rule of 6” has been removed outside and now up to 30 people can congregate and socialise in the car park or Chapel garden both before and after services. However 2m social distancing needs to be maintained.
Thank you to all for your continued cooperation of adhering to these particular health and safety requirements.
Following the Risk Assessment carried out by the Chapel leadership prior to reopening after the first lockdown, they made the decision not to distribute any printed materials in the Chapel. We would respectfully remind the fellowship of this and ask that they also follow this protocol.
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, we would encourage you to join our joint service with New Life Church starting at 4:00pm.
New Life Church Moulsecoomb
Ahead of the forthcoming merger between New Life Church Brighton and the new Grace Plant Brighton, this month David Skull, who is leading the Grace Plant, will be bringing sermons to encourage and prepare New Life Church for this merger. Whilst these sermons will be primarily aimed at the fellowship of New Life Church, there are many aspects and points which David will be bringing out that are equally relevant to Storrington Chapel as we build and reach out into our own village community once more following the removal of restrictions.
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.
We encourage you to join this service live so that we are able to see, talk, pray and worship together, apart yet united through the Spirit. Also it has been a blessing to get to know our brothers and sisters in Brighton.
If you are unable to join at 4pm on Zoom, the service is generally available to watch on their YouTube channel from the middle of the week.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVyZS8ZVJEY8gX82qvU0oQ/videos
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.