All services are currently suspended until further notice.
“We exist to worship God and in the name of Jesus Christ, to reach out and share with everyone, his life and his love”
All services are currently suspended until further notice due to very high COVID rates in the county.
Dear Church Family,
We hope this email finds you well.
With Ash Wednesday and Lent fast approaching we thought we would update you with the latest news from St John’s.
Unfortunately we are still not in a position to resume services at Church but will be reviewing this in the first week of March in the hope that we can reopen before Palm Sunday. We will of course update you nearer the time as soon as we are able to. We sincerely hope and pray that at the end of this period of lockdown it will be safe to open our Church again but will only do so with the full agreement of the PCC.
Although the Church of England has not updated its guidance, our Rural Dean, Fr Paul Doick of Henfield has supported our decision to remain closed and we would recommend watching his team’s live streamed services. Links can be found on their website https://henfield.org
Chichester Diocese have a Lent course, “Cracked Wide Open” which can be found here: https://www.chichester.anglican.org/lent-2021/ and looks to be an excellent resource to prepare for the celebration of Easter.
This link: https://youth.chichester.anglican.org/lentresources/ has many resources which might be helpful for families with children, young people (or the young at heart!).
Felicity has asked us to include the following message about the World Day of Prayer (Friday 5th March 2021):
This year’s service has been written by Christian women of Vanuatu. Due to the pandemic situation the joint service in Burgess Hill has been postponed until the summer but prayers will continue to be said on the day, individually in our own homes. If you would like more details please look up the website: www.wwdp.org.uk .
We will provide updates on our website https://www.stjohnschurchbh.org.uk and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stjohnBH and by email when we have any further news and will of course be reviewing the situation regularly.