New Gathering Pattern

 

We have a new gathering pattern (blending Virtual and In Person Gatherings) starting this Sunday (11 April).

We will continue to have safety procedures in place, including

  • seating spaced out (with Welcoming Team, recording who is there and guiding you to a seat)
  • masks to be worn (unless you are under 12 or are exempt for medical reasons)
  • spaces kept ventilated
  • hand sanitiser at the entrance (and throughout building)
  • 72 hours between any gatherings in a bubble (church and hall)
  • ensuring all gatherings are less than an hour
  • Not sharing microphones or moving about (readings and other things will be on the screens)
  • Quiet singing or humming (while wearing a mask)

Starting this Sunday each week we will have an opportunity to gather in person and virtually. And we will have two gathering times, 11am and 7pm.

Every week we will be TOGETHER at 11am alternating between being GATHERED and SCATTERED.

On 11 April we will be GATHERED TOGETHER at 11am in the Church Bubble.
And at 7pm we will have SundayNight@Home – our worship, sharing, praying gathering on zoom.

The next week (18th) we will have SCATTERED TOGETHER (Virtual) at 11am and Easter Vestry (In Person) at 7pm in the Church Bubble.

And we will continue to alternate between being GATHERED and SCATTERED at 11am and @Home and @Belvoir at 7pm for the next couple of months.

We will introduce a MidWeek gatherings, kids gatherings and youth gatherings as things develop into this pattern.

For now there will be no creche and sunday club and no tea and coffee at any of the Sunday gatherings until we can work out a safe way to do it.

There are no midweek gatherings this week.

 

Garden Gathering

This will certainly be an Easter Sunday with a difference.
We want everyone to be able to celebrate with us so there are a variety of ways that you can join the celebrations.
Why not invite your friends and family to explore more about The New Hope that Easter Sunday brings at 9am, 11am, 6pm or 7pm.

We begin with a Garden Gathering at 9am.
While we can’t gather to mingle, we can gather in our cars with windows down and we will have some spaced out seating in the garden as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus through worship, communion, prayer and teaching.

Go here for details of all our Easter gatherings.

Good Friday Prayer

On Good Friday (2 April) the church and grounds will open for prayer and reflection from 12-3pm.

Round the outside of the church there will be prayer stations that prompt prayer and reflection on the cross.

Inside the church there will be a video playing with music, readings and reflection (on a loop) so you can call in and pray for 30mins and spend some time before or after in the garden.

There will also be a craft activity for any kids that come along.

Go here for details of all our Easter gatherings.

 

Photo Challenge – Friday

Every day through Holy Week we will suggest a photo theme that resonates with the Holy Week story.

Post your photos on the Belvoir Parish Facebook page or WhatsApp them to Chris at 07980 885991 then check here at 6pm when we’ll display the photos and read the story.

Photo Challenge – Thursday

Every day through Holy Week we will suggest a photo theme that resonates with the Holy Week story.

Post your photos on the Belvoir Parish Facebook page or WhatsApp them to Chris at 07980 885991 then check here at 6pm when we’ll display the photos and read the story.

Sunday Club

Sunday Club Scattered will appear on the Belvoir Parish YouTube channel on Sundays (you can access it through the website and Facebook too).
Or you can also view it our Belvoir Kids page www.belvoirparish.co.uk/kids
Every two weeks, kids will be able to join us for Sunday Club whenever it suits your family – videos will go live early on Sunday morning; there are activity sheets and support material to go along with each topic, and these are available to download it during Scattered Together or here.
If you have any questions, are having trouble accessing the material, or would like to help out in any way with our Children’s work, you can contact catherine@belvoirparish.co.uk.

Keeping in Touch

We are trying to make sure everyone is contacted on a regular basis through emails, letters, phone calls, WhatsApp groups, huddling on zoom. And that everyone has an opportunity to get involved.

This short form is the same as the one you received through the post that allows you to give us your contact details, get connected in different ways and lists opportunities to get involved. (If you didn’t receive anything in the post then we might not have your correct details).

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Belvoir Parish Team

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current health restrictions all our services online during lockdown.

SUNDAY GATHERINGS
Our online services can always be accessed through this weblink www.belvoirparish.co.uk/live. Then click the gathering you would like to join.
(Password for all Zoom gatherings is ‘belvoir’)
Keep up to date by checking our Facebook page and continue to check our website for updates.

A NOTE FROM THE BISHOPS 25/2/21

“Following the Northern Ireland Executive’s decision to extend the current Covid-19 restrictions to Thursday 1st April 2021, representatives of the Churches met earlier this week with Ministers from the Executive Office, the Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer. At that meeting the Chief Medical Officer stressed that it would make a significant difference and be of huge benefit to public health and safety, if churches were willing to continue, for the time being, not to gather in-person for services and other meetings.

In the light of the Executive’s extension of the current restrictions, and on the basis of the continued and unequivocal public health message that people should continue to stay at home, we have agreed that all in-person Sunday gatherings for worship, along with all other in-person church gatherings, should remain voluntarily suspended for the time being in all Church of Ireland parishes in Northern Ireland until Thursday 1st April 2021 – with the exception of weddings, funerals, arrangements for recording and/or live-streaming, drive- in services and private prayer (as permitted by regulations).”

Sunday Nights @ Home

Sunday Nights @ Home is a short time of worship, prayer and stories. It is on zoom and your camera and mic will automatically be turned off to allow you to join without people seeing/hearing you. You can, of course, turn your camera and mic on if you want to chat to people