After a great deal of prayer and discussion, and taking into account advice from both of our denominations, we are working towards opening the church for private prayer as soon as we can do so safely - hopefully, this will be some time in August.
Sadly, we do not anticipate being open for public worship in the immediate future.
You are welcome to join our online services on Sunday and Wednesday mornings - see below for more information.
The church garden is open to the public and you are welcome to use it for prayer and meditation, but please observe social distancing and wash your hands after visiting, as the seats are not sanitised.
During these strange times, when the church is closed and rooms in Shirley House are not being hired, our income has fallen dramatically, but we still need money to carry out our vital work. We have set up an online giving page where you can donate safely and securely to help us keep things running. Click on the button to donate!
Choose from one of the set amounts or choose your own amount - and if you pay tax, don't forget to complete the Gift Aid declaration to increase the amount we receive by 25%!
Welcome to our service for Sunday 5th July, Trinity 4, which is led by Anthony Ashwell.
You are invited to have a piece of bread and drop of juice or wine with you for Communion and a candle to light for the prayers of intercession
As always, it will become public at 10.30 and continue to be available thereafter.
This week's Junior Church activities are available here.
Last week, Zac and Julia crafted up a storm!
Well done both of you, we love seeing your work!
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There is a Zoom service at 11.00 am every Wednesday. The format of the service is readings with pauses, a led meditation, a psalm and prayer, with some music at the beginning and the end. There will be some time for conversation together at the end. Many thanks to Imogen for organising this service.
Unfortunately you can no longer join the service by phone to listen and speak without being on a computer - this feature has been removed for the time being because of increased demand. One way round this would be for someone to have a phone open on speaker setting so that you could listen in to the service that way. If you would like to do this please contact Janet Loughridge (258 4164).
The links to the Zoom meeting will be sent in a separate email message on Tuesday.
So why not join the Wednesday service as well as the one on Sunday?
Our previous live-streamed services are still available to view - you can find the links here.
We have set up a Facebook Group, as well as our regular Facebook Page, to help members of the congregation stay in touch. To join the Group please search for 'SAPLC Facebook Group' on Facebook.
We also have a WhatsApp Group - if you would like to join this, please send your mobile number to Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church of England has some tips for dealing with loneliness and isolation and 13 daily reflections to support good mental health.
If you are worried, isolated or just need to chat to someone from the church, our Minister Gareth Jones is available: Tel. 0114 250 8251 or email email@example.com
If you need practical help at this time, you can contact Sheffield City Council.