The Parish of Ockbrook & Borrowash
"Making Christian disciples, who love God, love one another, and live out God's love in the world"

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19


On Tuesday 17th  March we received instruction from the Archbishops that “public worship will have to stop for a season” and that “our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold”

This is unprecedented in the history of the CofE. It isn’t, of course the end of the church, or of our faith, or of the presence and reality of God’s kingdom in our lives, community and nation. But things are going to be different, for months rather than weeks.

In its long history, where the church has adapted to its context (without jettisoning its core message), then not only has it survived, but thrived, as an agent of transformation. We think this is one of those times. We pray that as a church family we’ll continue to ‘keep in step with the Holy Spirit’ (Galatians 5: 25) and continue to discover new ways of being and doing church and discover treasures in a dark place (Isaiah 45: 3).

Please see our latest update – November 2020

Please see below what we have decided to do in the short term, noting that things are still fluid and may have to change at short notice.

*Please note that times and whether we are able to open our churches may change at short notice.

CHURCH SERVICES

Whilst continuing to navigate our way through the current crisis we will not be running our normal services within our Church Buildings, and for the month of November due to the lockdown restrictions all our services will be streamed on line at 10.00am each Sunday morning.

Our latest streamed service can be viewed as follows:

CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS SERVICES

Since the beginning of the national lockdown we have been streaming our services online each Sunday morning and we will be continuing to do this for the foreseeable future.

Details are as follows:

Streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channels – Each Sunday morning at 10.00 am

YouTube

Facebook 

Please invite people along to watch our services online by sending them the links above and remain part of our church.

Our latest streamed service can be viewed as follows:

SUPPORT

We continue to support our church family and the wider community with a number of initiatives:

  • Care and support for the vulnerable and elderly;
  • Regular Prayer and responding to prayer requests.
  • We have set up a Food Bank for our community, which is ready to support and has been supporting those in need

Should you require any support or have a prayer request, please email us on oandbparish@gmail.com or contact us using our contact form. We will respond within 24-48 hours

FOOD BANK

We have set up a Food Bank for our community, which is supporting a number of families in need.

Please request support by emailing oandbfoodbank@gmail.com or phoning 01332 820084. We aim to respond within 24 hours Monday – Friday.

Donation points are located around both villages – please contact us for updated lists of collection points and food items (only non-perishable items please) required or visit our dedicated Food Bank News Page for up-to-date lists.

Financial donations will also be gratefully received and can be made via the Go Fund Me link by clicking below

Should you require any support or have a prayer request, please email us on oandbparish@gmail.com or contact us using our contact form. We will respond within 24-48 hours

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2020

Our Advent & Christmas Activities and Services will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please visit our dedicated Advent & Christmas 2020 page for more information.

Should you require any support or have a prayer request, please email us on oandbparish@gmail.com or contact us using our contact form. We will respond within 24-48 hours

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