Sunday Services

We are meeting in-person for our Sunday services at Westwood Farm Junior School. We will space out some (disinfected) chairs for groups or households, and there will also be individual chairs if you prefer to remain socially distanced at this time.

As restrictions ease, we continue to be on the more cautious side in order to protect visitors or those in our church family who may be immune-suppressed or anxious. This means that we would kindly ask everyone to wear face masks when entering or moving about the building, and when singing. We will also provide hand sanitiser at the main entrance and at all key areas, such as by the toilets. Surfaces inside the school hall, classrooms, and toilets will be sanitised before and after the service by our welcome team.

We are not currently serving refreshments, so please do bring a flask of tea or coffee with you if you would like; this is something we would like to resume again shortly.

We appreciate you bearing with us as we consider the best course of action for our community and church family while things still aren’t ‘normal’. Please see our Sundays page to get a feel for what our church services are usually like.

Sunday School

We are running Sunday school groups for children (ages 3-11) during the service, every other week. Sign up to our emails to be notified which week Sunday school is running, otherwise children are very welcome to be part of our main service.

Bibles

We’re unable to give out Bibles in the service at the moment, but if you have your phone with you we’d highly recommend an app called YouVersion which allows you to read the Bible on your phone  – in any version or language!

Test and Trace

We will take details of each person/family for ‘Test and Trace’ purposes. We will only use these contact details if there is a case of COVID-19 and we need to notify you. Please see our privacy notice for how we handle data generally.

Service Recordings

Our services are recorded and uploaded to YouTube as soon as we are able. We also have a number of recorded messages that you can listen to at any time on our sermons page.

Growth Groups

Our growth groups are endeavouring to meet together each week, either over Zoom or in person. If you would like to be part of a growth group, please contact Dan.

Music Videos

Our music team have created some excellent recorded songs for us to enjoy at home. Here’s an example of one from ‘The Garden Sessions’ and there are more on our YouTube channel.

Alphabet Attributes

We’ve created videos for the children! We’re taking every letter of the alphabet and looking at the different attributes of God. Here’s an example, but you can watch all of them with your kids on Facebook or YouTube.

Prayer

If you would like something to help you pray, we recorded a prayer worshipping God and asking for his mercy when we mess up so often. We also pray for the world as it groans under the weight of a widespread pandemic. The voices are different members and attendees of our church – lifting our voices up together as one.

Need help?

We appreciate that this can be a very lonely and worrying time for people, so if you need help – with food shopping or errands, prayer or financial support – please contact elders@christchurchtilehurst.org.uk and we’ll do our very best to help you.

We are a church family, living in community, and loving our neighbours. To the best of our ability, even though there are restrictions on how we can meet together, we want to continue to be a supportive and approachable family.

You can also follow us on Facebook to be part of our online community.