WELCOME TO CHURCH
We are a vibrant Anglican community passionate to see the love of Christ shared to all in Hornchurch . We are a family who loves spending time together and growing in fellowship. There’s a service to suit everyone.
As we come out of lockdown, most coronavirus legislation has been removed. Instead, the government is promoting guidance that emphasises the personal and corporate responsibility of individuals and organisations to protect others and themselves.
The national church has issued guidance stating:
“Within the Church we believe that everyone is known and loved individually by God and that as many members within one body we are called to be responsible to and for one another, respecting the more vulnerable whose suffering is our suffering (1 Cor 12:12-27). The move to step 4 means we are being asked to take even more personal responsibility around coronavirus than when we were compelled to adhere to Government restrictions.”
We have always sought the safety and protection of everyone who has come into church throughout the time of the pandemic and we will continue to recommend the wearing of face masks and social distancing going into the immediate future.
While infection rates are still high and with government guidance as it is, our Sunday services will continue in the same pattern as they have been over the last few months. We will slowly open up but with an eye on our local context.
Services will continue to be live streamed, and available to view afterwards via the video posted here for Sundays, or for older ones, via Facebook or Youtube
We will announce changes as they occur and look forward to welcoming you into St Andrew’s parish, whether physically or online, in the weeks ahead.
We will be open for private prayer on Thursdays 10am to 12 noon when Holy Communion is not taking place. See above for dates.
Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults
We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Marian Powell (for children), who may be contacted at church or by email email@example.com and Lynne Girkin (for adults), who may be contacted at church or by email firstname.lastname@example.org