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Voice - Winter Edition

A huge thank you again to Esther for putting together another fabulous edition of The Voice.

This winter edition brings us a bible study focusing on the Magi from Joe Gregory at Sheppey Evangelical Church, news and activities relating to our Connexion churches in the UK, together with an interview with Peter Earle, the new minister at Shoreham Free Church. There is a message from our Connexion Trustees, and news updates from Sierra Leone with a special prayer from Magnus Bendu.

Esther has asked us to pass on her apologies for the quality of some of the photographs, a few became fuzzy during the print process. However, we are sure nobody will mind that one bit. 

Thank you Esther for another brilliant job! Please circulate the link to this page with your friends.

Voice - Winter Edition

Covid-19 Vaccines

The Recovery Group set up to support The Church of England during the Coronavirus pandemic, has produced a comprehensive Covid-19 vaccines update.

The information provided addresses questions about the vaccine's safety, immunity, suitability and outcome.

It is a useful resource for our church ministers and also offers guidance for our Connexion communities.

Click on the link below to access the guide:

COVID-19 VACCINES UPDATE (December 2020)

Advent Calendar

2020 has certainly been a strange year, and with the countdown to Christmas now upon us, it will be good to take a minute each day to pause and reflect on what really matters.

Starting on 1 December, Simon Allaby, Minister at Bolney Village Chapel, has created a special Advent Calendar. Open a door each day to watch a 60 second video, which explores the meaning of Advent and Christmas.

Click on this Facebook link to view an Advent Calendar post each day – 25 in total!

Way Maker

The worship song, Way Maker, is both relevant and uplifting during the challenging times we have faced during 2020. So much so, we thought it would be good to share it with you. The recording below is from our Lockdown Band Worship, and was featured in our Connexion wide service on Sunday 22 November.

Click on the image below to view the recording of Way Maker with subtitles:

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Churches Together

Rosedale Community Church and Wormley Free Church joined forces on Sunday 15 November for a special joint service, delivered virtually for our whole Connexion community.

Click on the You Tube link below to join them.

 

 

And if you missed the brilliant Connexion wide service on Sunday 22 November, click on the You Tube link below to view. Enjoy!

 

Connexion Wide Service! - 22 November

Following the success of last week's brilliant Connexion wide virtual service, we look forward to this Sunday's service, which brings together our Connexion churches and their congregations for online worship.

The service contains news updates from our churches, a Connexion history of our churches in Sierra Leone, prayers, bible readings, an inspirational sermon and sung worship. Just click on the You Tube link below to join in and enjoy!

 

 

Other available recordings

  • The new Lockdown Band website is hosting songs, video and audio recordings put together during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Link: www.wormleylockdownband.com
  • Copthorne Chapel has begun posting a weekly services on their website. Link: www.copthornechapel.org.uk
  • Wormley Free Church is posting Sunday services each week, which can be accessed though their website. The services are followed by a Zoom get-together for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat. Link: www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk
  • Rosedale Community Church has a selection of Sunday messages available on their You Tube page. Link: Rosedale Community Church
  • Bolney Village Chapel is streaming Sunday services on their You Tube page. The services begin at 10.30am for approximately 45 mins and include worship, Bible readings and teaching. Link: Bolney Village Chapel
  • South Street Free Church has also been posting Sunday services on their You Tube page, including Bible readings, hymns, songs and sermons. Link: South Street Free Church
  • Goring Free Church is streaming Sunday video recordings on their You Tube page. Each week there is a playlist of worship songs to accompany the series of sermons. Link: Goring Free Church
  • Sheppey Evangelical Church is posting recorded messages, including prayer and scripture readings each Sunday on their You Tube page. On the first Sunday of each month Communion is celebrated. Link: Sheppey Evangelical Church
  • The Countess Free Church, Ely meet together each Sunday via Zoom. During these gatherings members share how God is working in their lives and the community; there is a thought for both young and old, and a message is given. For details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Messages are also put out by podcast. To access these, go to their website: www.countessely.co.uk

 

Thanksgiving at Jerusalem Avenue

A special Thanksgiving Service was held over the weekend at Jerusalem Avenue School in Sierra Leone, to celebrate the completion of the building's extensive repair and refurbishment programme.

The service took place in the newly constructed second floor, complete with a brand new roof!

Thanks are conveyed to The Sierra Leone Mission and our UK Connexion churches for helping to raise funds to enable the works to take place. The building had been standing empty and ruined for almost 15 years, and will now be a huge asset for the community.

 

Donate

If you would like to contribute towards the important work of The Connexion in Sierra Leone and the UK, please click on Donations. All contributions, no matter how small, are of huge value to enable us to continue the legacy of the Countess of Huntingdon.

First Connexion Wide Service!

Welcome to the first Connexion wide virtual service, bringing together our Connexion churches and their congregations for online worship.

The service brings us news updates from our churches, a Connexion history of our churches in Sierra Leone, prayers, bible readings, an inspirational sermon and sung worship. Just click on the You Tube link below to join in and enjoy!

 

Other available recordings

  • The new Lockdown Band website is hosting songs, video and audio recordings put together during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Link: www.wormleylockdownband.com
  • Copthorne Chapel has begun posting a weekly services on their website. Link: www.copthornechapel.org.uk
  • Wormley Free Church is posting Sunday services each week, which can be accessed though their website. The services are followed by a Zoom get-together for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat. Link: www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk
  • Rosedale Community Church has a selection of Sunday messages available on their You Tube page. Link: Rosedale Community Church
  • Bolney Village Chapel is streaming Sunday services on their You Tube page. The services begin at 10.30am for approximately 45 mins and include worship, Bible readings and teaching. Link: Bolney Village Chapel
  • South Street Free Church has also been posting Sunday services on their You Tube page, including Bible readings, hymns, songs and sermons. Link: South Street Free Church
  • Goring Free Church is streaming Sunday video recordings on their You Tube page. Each week there is a playlist of worship songs to accompany the series of sermons. Link: Goring Free Church
  • Sheppey Evangelical Church is posting recorded messages, including prayer and scripture readings each Sunday on their You Tube page. On the first Sunday of each month Communion is celebrated. Link: Sheppey Evangelical Church
  • The Countess Free Church, Ely meet together each Sunday via Zoom. During these gatherings members share how God is working in their lives and the community; there is a thought for both young and old, and a message is given. For details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Messages are also put out by podcast. To access these, go to their website: www.countessely.co.uk

 

New Lockdown Services

With a second national lockdown in place until December, churches have once again needed to close their doors for Sunday services.   

During the previous lockdown our congregations were invited to join in with a variety of brilliant virtual services and meetings, either live on Zoom or pre-recorded and released each Sunday morning. 

Many of these have continued, either as a supplement to resumed in-person services, or a temporary replacement. Several of these recordings have borne unexpected fruit, reaching an even larger number than our regular services. 

For the coming lockdown, we are planning to connect people and churches again with a variety of services, worship songs, prayers, bible readings and messages from throughout our network of Connexion churches.

We plan to include new recordings from Sunday 15 November, running through 22 and 29 November.

The first You Tube Connexion wide service is below.

 

Below is a list of the services that are being broadcasted. We will publish and update details of all available recordings with links for you to access. We look forward to reaching even more of our church members, some of whom do not currently have a service to join.

So watch this space and look forward to joining in with our growing Online Connexion Community!

 

Available online church broadcasts

  • The new Lockdown Band website is hosting songs, video and audio recordings put together during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Link: www.wormleylockdownband.com
  • Copthorne Chapel has begun posting a weekly services on their website. Link: www.copthornechapel.org.uk
  • Wormley Free Church is posting Sunday services each week, which can be accessed though their website. The services are followed by a Zoom get-together for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat. Link: www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk
  • Rosedale Community Church has a selection of Sunday messages available on their You Tube page. Link: Rosedale Community Church
  • Bolney Village Chapel is streaming Sunday services on their You Tube page. The services begin at 10.30am for approximately 45 mins and include worship, Bible readings and teaching. Link: Bolney Village Chapel
  • South Street Free Church has also been posting Sunday services on their You Tube page, including Bible readings, hymns, songs and sermons. Link: South Street Free Church
  • Goring Free Church is streaming Sunday video recordings on their You Tube page. Each week there is a playlist of worship songs to accompany the series of sermons. Link: Goring Free Church
  • Sheppey Evangelical Church is posting recorded messages, including prayer and scripture readings each Sunday on their You Tube page. On the first Sunday of each month Communion is celebrated. Link: Sheppey Evangelical Church
  • The Countess Free Church, Ely meet together each Sunday via Zoom. During these gatherings members share how God is working in their lives and the community; there is a thought for both young and old, and a message is given. For details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Messages are also put out by podcast. To access these, go to their website: www.countessely.co.uk
  • It's a great way to keep our strong community together during these challenging times, and our churches welcome you to join in!

Alpha Online

Bolney Village Chapel is also running an online Alpha Course. The course started on Tuesday 29 September from 8pm to 9pm, and runs for 10 weeks on Tuesday evenings, concluding on 1 December. On Saturday 7 November the online group will also meet for an additional session from 10.30am to 1pm.

Each week a link is sent out for a 25min video introducing that week's topic, together with a link to join the meeting via a Zoom call at 8pm for discussion and questions.

For further information, or to join the course, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lockdown Band Worship

What the people of our Connexion community have in common is a sense of belonging, a shared faith in Jesus and a need to connect with and support each other.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, our churches have been sustaining these values with the creation of online Connexion services, readings, gatherings, prayer and worship. 

Lockdown Band

Over the past seven months the team at Wormley Free Church has also been creating video and audio recordings of worship music for congregations and friends to enjoy. Now these recordings have been brought together in a dedicated website The Official Site of Wormley Lockdown Band!  Click here to access the songs and videos created during these times.

God's provision

We are grateful for the innovation and dedication of so many individuals from the Connexion community in keeping us together online. It demonstrates and reminds us of God’s presence and provision for our lives, when we come together in worship and prayer. Whether our church buildings are open or closed, we are one body:

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to us. (Romans 12: 4-6)

We thank God for the ways in which He has enabled the many gifts evident within our church communities to join in praise and worship as members of one body.

Online services, gatherings, worship and prayer

During this period where many of our buildings have needed to remain closed, our Connexion churches have created new and effective ways to enable you to join together for services, gatherings, worship and prayer. These are available via church websites, Facebook, You Tube pages and Zoom meetings.

  • The new Lockdown Band website is hosting songs, video and audio recordings put together during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Link: www.wormleylockdownband.com
  • Copthorne Chapel has begun posting a weekly services on their website. Link: www.copthornechapel.org.uk
  • Wormley Free Church is posting Sunday services each week, which can be accessed though their website. The services are followed by a Zoom get-together for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat. Link: www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk
  • Rosedale Community Church has a selection of Sunday messages available on their You Tube page. Link: Rosedale Community Church
  • Bolney Village Chapel is streaming Sunday services on their You Tube page. The services begin at 10.30am for approximately 45 mins and include worship, Bible readings and teaching. Link: Bolney Village Chapel
  • South Street Free Church has also been posting Sunday services on their You Tube page, including Bible readings, hymns, songs and sermons. Link: South Street Free Church
  • Goring Free Church is streaming Sunday video recordings on their You Tube page. Each week there is a playlist of worship songs to accompany the series of sermons. Link: Goring Free Church
  • Sheppey Evangelical Church is posting recorded messages, including prayer and scripture readings each Sunday on their You Tube page. On the first Sunday of each month Communion is celebrated. Link: Sheppey Evangelical Church
  • The Countess Free Church, Ely meet together each Sunday via Zoom. During these gatherings members share how God is working in their lives and the community; there is a thought for both young and old, and a message is given. For details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Messages are also put out by podcast. To access these, go to their website: www.countessely.co.uk

 

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