ALL SERVICES AND CHURCH GROUPS ARE SUSPENDED AT PRESENT
During the Blitz, one of our churches was hit with a firebomb and all but destroyed. The following day the congregation put a sign outside which read, ‘We Carry On’. The situation today is different, but no less serious, and the spirit of the church is the same: WE CARRY ON.
On 17th March 2020 the Church of England took the difficult decision to suspend all services and to close our buildings. Over the coming weeks the Christians in our two congregations will be continuing to love God, love their neighbour, and look after themselves. Our life of prayer and service will continue even if our buildings are closed.
As the Archbishops have said… “Public worship will have to stop for a season. Our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold. But this does not mean that the Church of England has shut up shop. Far from it… Being a part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead. Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day.”
With that in mind, we’ve created a new page of ‘resources for worship at home‘. We also have some resources for use with children and young people here. Twice a week we’re sending out regular news and video updates. If you don’t currently receive them and would like to, you can sign up here.
During this time we’re continuing to work with our partners AFRIL (Action for Refugees in Lewisham) to support the individuals and families who use the Helping Hands Foodbank. For an update on the foodbank click here.
If you would like someone to pray with you or for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 83182363. If you, or someone you know, needs any practical help, please email: email@example.com
Find out more about who we are below…
We’re a growing Anglican church in Lee, South East London. We have two congregations, one at the Good Shepherd on Handen Road, and one at St. Peter’s on Eltham Road. Our two churches are seeking to be thriving churches at the heart of our local community, where all are welcome, and all have the opportunity to grow in faith. Read more about our vision here.
Whether you’re new to church, new to the area, or wanting to try church again, you’re welcome to join us on Sundays, 9am at St. Peter’s and 10.30am at the Good Shepherd. There’s also a monthly evening service on the first Sunday of the month at 6pm at the Good Shepherd.
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An Inclusive Church
The Good Shepherd and St. Peter’s are part of the Inclusive Church network, which means “we believe in church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ”.
What is Christianity? What do Christians believe?
If you’d like to know more about the Christian faith, then contact us to find out when our next Alpha Course starts, or take a look at www.christianity.org.uk
The care, well being and safety of all people is of utmost importance to us. Read more on our Safeguarding page.
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