to St Wilfrid's, a
church situated close to Eastbourne on the edge of the South Downs.
Please click HERE to access our weekly services (audio only) and other podcasts throughout the coronavirus crisis.
If you know someone who cannot get online but wishes to access the Sunday service, please let them know they can hear the previous week's service on this telephone number: 01323 671800.
Click HERE if you want to know how to become a Christian. There will be a link on this page to make contact with the minister of this church.
SERVICES AT ST WILFRID'S
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our Sunday worship services last only about half an hour. We are not currently permitted to sing together, but we meet every Sunday at 10.00 am to worship, learn and pray together.
meet in the main sanctuary, with an overflow in the hall where the
sound is piped through. Social distance is to be maintained throughout. Face
coverings must be worn by everyone unless they are taking a leading part in the
service or are exempt on medical grounds. Those not on the electoral
roll should register their contact details - this can be done by speaking to
one of the stewards or by using the Test & Trace app on your phone
to scan the QR code by the doors to the church and hall. Regrettably we
cannot move around and socialise after the service while the pandemic is
note that all special events and mid-week services, including Sunday@4
and Thursday@7 meetings, have been cancelled until further notice.
However, mid-week Bible talks are available, along with recordings of
the Sunday services, here.
If you decide to attend on a Sunday morning, please observe the following guidelines:
Try to arrive between 9.50 and 10.00 am, to allow time for people to be seated safely.
Maintain social distancing at all times.
Wearing a face covering inside a public building is now legally required.
Bring any drinking water you may need in bottle form.
Bring your own Bible if you want to follow the reading.
Chairs will be set out so that they are socially distanced. Those in the same household or bubble may draw chairs together. Stewards will be on hand to advise.
During the service there will be an opportunity to contribute vocally using the green booklet, Common Worship Services and Prayers. For health and safety reasons we ask that you leave this on your chair when you leave so that no one else touches it for several days. You will not be invited to sing, and you are asked not to speak loudly. This is also to minimise the potential transmission of the virus. One or two members of the band may sing at certain points.
Please remember to take away with you everything you brought. There will be no access to rubbish bins.
We hope that you won’t need to use the toilets,
although these will be available for emergency use.
We ask that you leave the building promptly, observing the rule of six once the service is over.
A record will be made of your attendance, and held for 21 days, in line with the Government's Test & Trace scheme. Alternatively, posters with the NHS QR code can be found near the front doors and near the hall doors, by which you can register your attendance with the NHS Test & Trace app on your smart phone.
THANK YOU for playing your part in keeping everyone safe.
Click HERE for help with practising a time of quiet devotion with God.
Click HERE to find out how to become a Christian.
Safeguarding at St Wilfs
For Safeguarding concerns contact our Safeguarding officer Gary Smith on 07504 489505. You can visit our safeguarding page HERE.
To see our Data Privacy Notice click HERE.
To access and download our Members Consent Form click HERE.