Believing that Jesus Christ died for us and rose to life again we recognise His call to be disciples in this age and in this place.
In response to God's love for us and trusting in the Holy Spirit to equip us, we endeavour to :
Tell and teach the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Nurture and serve one another in love.
Welcome all who come.
Serve the community and wider Church.
Care for all creation.
The Church Officers have made this statement, which was updated at 15:00pm on 18th March 2020, regarding the Bridge Church’s response to the COVID 19 situation and to take account of the most up to date advice.
SUSPENSION OF CHURCH SERVICES AND ALL MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES
As previously advised the URC have recommended that all services and activities be suspended for the time being.
This means that the following are cancelled:-
The Mothers’ Day Tea - scheduled for Saturday (22nd March).
- Acts of worship
- Elders' Meetings
- Elders' Group Meetings
- Church Meetings
- Quiet Communion
- Coffee Morning
- Supper Club
- T Club
- Women's Meeting
- Bridge Café
- Reform Discussion Group
- House Groups
- Parents and Toddlers
- 200th Anniversary Working Group
- Teas on the Lawn (Carnival Day)
The following special services will also have to be cancelled:-
- Holy Week and Easter services.
- The session that was going to be led by Ashley Evans on 29th March.
The advice from the URC nationally mirrors the advice that is currently being articulated by the Government, and we want to reiterate this to our members and adherents;
- HAND-SHAKES - for the duration of the current pandemic we should not greet people with a handshake (and we should seek to avoid all physical contact)
- WASH HANDS - regularly and thoroughly - we should encourage people using our premises to wash their hands several times whilst on the premises and especially before consuming food.
- THOSE WHO ARE UNWELL SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO STAY AT HOME - we are conscious that we do have a number of members and friends who are considered to be in the ‘vulnerable’ category.