CORONAVIRUS

Please follow government advice to stay at home as much as possible, and observe the advice on coughs and sneezes to ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’.  Full details on current advice (24 March) at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

A WhatsApp group for volunteers to deliver shopping, collect medications, walk dogs, etc. has been set up – contact Revd Ian at ian.bansteadcurate@outlook.com.  

All church activities that involve groups of people have been suspended for the time being.   This includes all those taking place in the Church Institute, which is now closed for the time being.  The Parish Administrator will work from home and all phone calls and emails made to the Parish Office will be diverted to her there.

As of 24 March the church building is closed on the instructions of HM Government.  if you need any help, or more information, please contact vicar@bansteadallsaints.com or ian.bansteadcurate@outlook.com or churchwarden@bansteadallsaints.com

We will be following diocesan and government advice, and updating our precautions when necessary, so please watch for changes.

Though the church is closed the Church is still here for you. At present we are working on prayer and worship material that you can download and use at home, and on ways to join in video services.   Keep checking for more information!  Scroll down the Home page to find our weekly news sheet, reading sheet and a prayer for the week. See also https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer  Or join our Facebook group – All Saints Banstead at https://www.facebook.com/groups/227973981683890

The BBC is hosting a weekly church service on BBC local radio between 0800 and 0830. Last Sunday it was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.    The Sunday Breakfast show on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey (0600 – 0900) will also still be hearing from our local faith leaders too and helping to connect, inform and entertain.   A video of Bishop Jo’s sermon on Mothering Sunday can be found on Guildford Diocese YouTube channel and also a link included on the diocesan website – https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/

And have a browse through our own Spiritual Resources.

Other sites to explore include the Diocese of Guildford – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IFS-d9qujAoB3-RWjiZLQ/videos

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