With great sadness we have to announce that, in line with the advice from HM Government and the Methodist Church, that our building is closed and all Church Services and meetings have been suspended/cancelled until further notice.
If anyone has pastoral needs or is aware of any of our community that needs help or support, please tell your Pastoral Visitor, a Steward or our Minister Abe so that we can respond appropriately.
The Lent Study Group, Thursday Prayer and Devotional meeting and Wednesday Club have all been suspended until further notice – prayer concerns can be passed ‘in confidence’ to Margaret Boreham for the prayer group who are meeting and sharing concerns ‘on line’
The advice of the Methodist Church – which also contains some worship material and details of live streamed worship services for use at home can be found by going to the ‘Web links’ tab at the top of this page, selecting ‘church links’ and scrolling down to the link on Corona Virus. The church links also include a special message from our Superintendent Minister Rev. Richard Grocott which includes a U-tube reflection and a link to Sunday worship for use at home.
The Penge Community Pre-School is closed until further notice
The following non Methodist user groups have also suspended meetings:-
Assembly of God Mission in London
Chestnut Lodge WG Group
The British Theatre Academy
Only Believe Christian Assembly
Penge Community Pre-School
Salvation & Deliverance Ministry
Sunday Tai Chi
Links to user groups can be found on this web site under ‘Regular Activities’.
The government says you can go outside only for “very limited purposes”:-
- Shopping for basic necessities like food and medicine, with Downing Street saying you should do this “as infrequently as possible” and use food delivery services “where you can”
- One form of exercise a day, such as a run, walk or cycle. This can be done alone or with members of your household
- Any medical need, to give care or to help a vulnerable person
- Travelling to and from work, but only if this is “absolutely necessary” and cannot be done from home
“The government’s latest guidance says. These four reasons are exceptions,”
“Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2m (6.5ft) apart from anyone outside of your household.”
Stay at Home
If it is essential that you go out for the limited purposes now allowed :-
Avoid crowds & stay 2 metres away from other people
Wash your hands regularly
Avoid touching your face
If you cough or sneeze use a tissue and dispose of it.
Wipe down or disinfect surfaces that may be touched by others – e.g. door handles
Isolate if you have symptoms and go on line to www.111.nhs.uk or call 111 for advice
If you need help, are lonely or simply need to speak to someone – contact your Pastoral Visitor, a Steward or Abe
Above all – Stay Safe