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18 March 2020

Coronavirus update: 18th March 2020

James Musson James Musson Ministry Leader for Communications
East site woods road

All Sunday services and all meetings will be cancelled and will not meet for the next six weeks, that is until at least 26th April.

This includes the following:

  • Sunday services at 69 Above Bar Street at 9.15am, 11am and 6pm
  • Sunday services at Woodlands Community College at 10.15am
  • Easter Explored planned for 28th March
  • Good Friday and Easter Sunday services
  • Mark Dramas planned for 5th April
  • Children’s groups, including WoW and Poppin
  • Youth groups
  • Student groups
  • GLO
  • Big Breakfast Central
  • Women of the Word
  • Formation School
  • English Language Cafe
  • Sewing group
  • Any other ministry team or strategy meetings

The church website is being updated now to reflect this. We would encourage all of the church family to engage in our virtual communities:

We will be sharing key updates and devotionals with everyone through our weekly email list:

We will be streaming a video feed on Sunday and are currently deciding exactly what this will contain and at what time it will be available.

There will be minimal staff cover in the church office as staff will be working from home unless essential to enter the building.

We will be taking enquiries still via email to and through our social media channels.

Homegroup leaders will be approached individually to discuss ways of engaging with each other as a group.

Big Breakfast will be cancelled, but volunteers will still serve people at the usual time from the Ogle Road door.

Basics Bank will continue to be open on Mondays. We are finding that many volunteers have begun to self-isolate, so if you could help with this valuable ministry please contact SCM.

As the situation develops we may need to cancel meetings for longer.

Please pass on this update to any in the church family you know who may not follow our updates on social media or by email.

And please pray for everyone in our church family, for our city, for our nation and for everyone in the wider world who are struggling with this. Jesus is still Lord, and he is still “full of grace and truth”. May we each come to know him better.

On behalf of the Above Bar Church Leadership Team
18 March 2020



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