As you will be aware, Surrey is now in Tier 4 so we will keep you advised of meetings to be held, and whether they will be in the Church or on the Internet
8th January 2021 Update
The leadership has come to the decision, that due to the high infection rate of Covid 19 in this are to stop all church services in the building. All meetigs will take place on Zoom for the time being. If there are any changes, we will let you know. Please do continue to pray for the church, village and nation.
Here we are in 2021 and trust it will be a blessed year, both personally and for the Church. Unfortunately, we are now in another lockdown and so please note we have to revert to holding all Church events on Zoom for the foreseeable future.
The Deacons have unanimously agreed to recommend Tom Hoyles to the Church as our Pastor. The Leadership have agreed the procedure for holding a vote in the current lockdown, as follows:
3 February at 7.30pm – Zoom discussion and question time for members, led by the Leadership.
7 February – Sunday morning service on Zoom until 11.30am and from 12noon – 4pm there will be opportunity to cast your vote for Tom. We are deciding the exact procedure and full details will be sent to you nearer the time.
- In the October Newsletter we asked for volunteers to fill various roles in the Church. Sadly, no one came forward so we are asking again:
Designated Person for Safeguarding
Data Barring Service verifier
Data Protection Officer
These are all very important for the running of the Church so, if you feel the Lord has called you to become more involved in the life of the Church, and you would like details of what the role involves, please contact Mary Morris.
- If you have an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination and need transport please contact Neil Simpson and he will be happy to take you.
- Thank you to St Andrews from the Trustees of Greeno for Festive Bags distributed at Christmas:
We delivered festive gift bags to around 130 recipients and are pleased to advise all our costs were covered by donations and we would like to thank the Shepperton Community for their generous support, both financially and practically; it is what makes the Shepperton community so special. We have received so much positive feedback from recipients and many others who have been involved with this project.
The committee, would especially like to thank those that give their time – volunteers who helped wrap presents, pack the bags. provide various transportation needs and the lovely drivers who delivered the bags around the community.
- If you have a special need, or would like help in any way, please contact any of the Deacons, or Lesley and the Pastoral Care Team. The Prayer Chain is still in operation.
Finally, a word of encouragement
Hebrews 12 v 1 – 2
…….let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
God bless and protect you
Danny, Chris, Bob, Sue, Neil, Gary and Mary
Short talks will continue to be put on the website, when available. Click this link.
Please continue to pray for the church and the nations. Stay in touch with one another and let your deacon know if you have any issues. You may also contact us via the Contact Page.
After many years of faithful service, our youth workers Alan and Rachel Morton have stepped down. They have now relocated to Lincolnshire and we wish them every blessing in their new home.
With the current Government restrictions, there are currently no youth activities. We will keep you posted.