Our church's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear ... (Psalm 46:1,2)
We will use this web page to provide regular updates on the impact that Coronavirus is having on our church. Please revisit this page for further updates and information.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant that our Sunday services have changed. We are now open for worship on Sunday Mornings at 10am with some restrictions and limited numbers. Booking is essential for coming to church in person at the moment.
Click here to see more about attending church in person
All of our Sunday morning services are streamed from church and are available to watch live or at a later time. If you are not able to join us in person, please do join us for Sunday Worship at Home.
Click here to see more about Sunday Worship at Home
Keeping in touch
Being in contact with one another is essential at this time. We want to do our best to keep in touch with everyone in as many ways as possible. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily add you to the list. We will also be updating our Facebook Page, Twitter Feed and other channels as much as we are able.
Click here to download the latest issue of Cornerstone, our church magazine
Managing our mental health and wellbeing in lockdown can be very tough. The Church of England have produced series of thirteen daily reflections supporting good mental health, accompanied with practical suggestions on what to put into action.
Click here to download the Mental Health Reflections
Anyone is welcome to join us for prayers on Zoom from 7.30am to 8am each Tuesday morning. For security reasons we can't publish the Zoom invite here, so click here to email us for the Zoom details.
Investing in our relationships is an important thing to do at all times, but especially when we are in close quarters with one another without much of a break! We would like to highlight a couple of resources that might help those who want to invest some time in their relationships and marriages.
If you want something more than a one-off, they are also streaming their Marriage Sessions for free, covering four sessions for an hour a week. You can watch and follow these sessions at a time that suits you and there is bonus material to use throughout the week if you want to as well. More information can be found at https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/courses/marriage-courses-the-marriage-sessions and you can sign up for the course on that page.
Holy Trinity Brompton are running their Marriage Course online. This course is seven weeks long and is free apart from purchasing copies of the Marriage Course journal. You can find all the information and sign up for the course at https://www.htb.org/marriage
Youth and Children
We have now produced a separate page with information about what is available for youth and children at HTR in the coming weeks.
Click here for the youth and children's page
We have lots of talented young people here at HTR and they have begun to contribute their talents to this page. Please click on the link below to see our gallery.
Click here for the youth and children's gallery
Our Office team are remotely managing the office Monday - Friday between 0900 and 1700. Please email email@example.com for any enquiries or leave a message on 020 8404 1112 and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Life group networks remain in place and they are a vital way of staying in touch and looking out for one another. Church members and others who are not in one at the moment may wish to join one. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can connect them to the right group.
How can I help?
All known older members or vulnerable members (many have low tech capabilities or are not connected) within our church community are networked in with phone calls, postal updates and encouragements. Many are living on their own so please pray for them and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and use you in anyway he can. We must depend on the Holy Spirit above technology to connect our church family so those without it are not forgotten.
Click here to find out about supporting our local community through volunteering
Click here to find out how you can donate to Scrub Hub Kew, a network of voluntary community groups making scrubs to order for NHS staff.
None of us know how long this situation will last but we certainly will be looking at things continuing for some time. We will continue to update you, the men’s day in May and women’s weekend away in June are now cancelled but we are continuing to find lots of new exciting and innovative ways we can learn, grow, worship and pray together as a church.
The Church of England is providing regular updates, which you can read here.
You can read the latest information from the NHS here.
You can read the latest Government advice and information here.