Due to the increased rate of COVDI-19 infection in the Redditch area, we have taken the decision to temporarily hold our Sunday and midweek services online. We will reopen for in-person services as soon as the infection rates fall. We look forward to seeing you online.
We are excited that Churches are recognised and valued so highly, that they are deemed essential and have generally not been impacted by the government announcement this week. This is fantastic news!!
We look forward to welcoming all of you that are able to come on Sunday’s for a real power hour of worship. Please scroll down the page for details of the safety measures we have in place.
However, we do recognise for many the impact of another lockdown is huge on their lives, with sudden complex childcare issues, homeschooling, the challenge to business and even loneliness.
If you are finding it difficult at the moment, please do not struggle through alone; talk to us.
As a church we endeavour to support everyone as much as we can during these difficult times by;
1. Meeting weekly in-person for corporate worship.
2. Meeting weekly online for prayer.
3. Pastoral counselling, coaching and mentoring.
4. Supporting the community on social justice programmes such as the Hot Food Project, Food bank, Churches Together.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Due to the government restrictions on numbers in places of worship, we have had to take bookings for people to attend the Christmas Day service at 10am. However, we are now fully booked. We apologise for any disappointment this has caused if you were not able to get a seat on this occasion.
The death of George Floyd has reminded us again of the sins of racism and injustice and that we, as Christians, must do something. It is clear that this is not merely an American issue, rather it is a global issue, and one we must contend with here in the UK.
The words of Micah 6:8 have resounded again this week:
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
We are all called to act against prejudice and systemic racism, whether in our nation, the nations of the world, the church or our justice systems. Right now, we must speak clearly to affirm that we have all been created equal, that the image of God is seen in all people regardless of colour, nationality or creed. With this in mind, there should be neither space nor place for racism in our society, racism is a sin, and we must all work together to ensure that we eradicate anything that devalues another life. The events of this last week have impacted humanity, and we stand united, believing for an end to the days when people are judged, dehumanised or vilified because of the colour of their skin or background.
We recognise that there is not a simple solution, but are committed to walking forward together. With this in mind, we are involved in conversations with a number of BAME leaders in AoG to ensure that we listen, learn together and create an action plan that can heal hearts and speed an end to this injustice.
At this time, let us mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12), take time to listen (James 1), educate ourselves (Proverbs 4), prefer others (Philippians 2) and persist in seeing this evil eradicated (Galatians 6).
Finally, we pray, calling on the Mighty God to move powerfully in the hearts of all men and women, including the influencers whom God has placed in a position to deliver significant change.
Ps Glyn Barrett
On behalf of the National Leadership Team and Board of Directors
As you are aware we are living in unprecedented times due to the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus. As such, we are praying for God’s peace and healing of the nations.
With this in mind, we have suspending all church gatherings, clubs and bookings until further notice. This is in line with the governments advice in relation to public gatherings and social distancing.
However, we are having church online. See our pre-recorded services in
church online .
Due to COVID-19 we are not meeting for public worship but we will do church online. Listen to what we have planned and checkout Church Online.