UPDATE 3rd Aug 2020
So our Risk Assessment is all passed, which means we will be able to hold services and prayer times soon (watch this space).
Sadly not birthday parties at this point, as the risks are considered too high.
UPDATE 13th July 2020
Putting everything in place to make it safe to open the building with only a small team of active volunteers is proving a long and difficult, but ultimately worthwhile job.
We’re aiming to restart small church meetings by the end of the month and build on this. We are beginning to get requests about hosting birthday parties again, but sadly, although we have a real heart to do this, that is some way off, due to the complications involved. Watch this space
UPDATE 22nd June 2020
The Risk Assessment for the reopening of the building has been completed. We’ve done our bit and are now awaiting further Government and Elim direction.
In the meantime, we have a full range of online activity. See our “Upcoming events” section.
UPDATE: 10th June 2020.
With the lifting of lockdown restrictions, we are planning on how to effectively open our building again to the public. We are attending training on Risk Assessments and how to make everything as safe as possible.
May 2020 Below is a video from church member Paul Beardmore and how he came through a covid-19 infection
Living in lockdown and the fear of this pandemic does not get any easier! As a church, we are teaming up with the amazing Christian singer, songwriter and counsellor LILY JO. She has been down to the Island twice and has a website full of helpful resources and encouraging songs to help our mental health during this testing time. CLICK https://www.lilyjo.co.uk/mentalhealth
Our Sunday services are currently online and can be accessed through clicking https://www.facebook.com/churchontheroundabout/live (no Facebook account needed). It continues to be an all inclusive and interactive time, with music from our musicians homes, fun songs for kids, and a short relevant message.
Prayer is an absolute lifeline in times of crisis like this. We have introduced two 30 minute interactive livestream prayer times each week (Tues 7.30pm; Thurs 10.30am) on https://www.facebook.com/churchontheroundabout/live
If you have any prayer requests, you are able to type them into the feed
If you have specific prayer requests, you can contact the Minister Tony Murphy on 07584 667879 (Mon – Fri 9am -5pm)
For general help a new helpline number is now available to support the Island’s most vulnerable residents affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) self-isolation measures. People who do not have a local network of friends or family to support them while they are self-isolating or social distancing can call (01983) 823600 (seven days a week, 9am-5pm). https://www.iow.gov.uk/news/New-helpline-to-support-those-at-risk?
Find out more at https://www.iow.gov.uk/news/New-helpline-to-support-those-at-risk