Church of the Good Shepherd Brighton

Experience God's Love

  • 272 Dyke Road
  • Brighton
  • East Sussex
  • BN1 5AE

01273 553747
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CHURCH REOPENING

The PCC has agreed to open the church for 8am service from Sunday 6th September. All are welcome to join this service. We will continue to celebrate the 10:15 Eucharist on Zoom for at least another two months.   For those who attend service at the church, public safety instructions can be found here.  

This decision will be evaluated regularly and definitely reviewed if restrictions (especially re: singing when allowed for the congregation, masks and other Covid-19 restrictions) are lifted. A review will be held at the next PCC on 6th October.  

The Government’s ban on social gatherings of more than six people, which comes into force on Monday, tomorrow will not apply to public worship in churches. The Archbishop of Canterbury wrote on Twitter: “After contact with Government we hear that there is no change to guidance on places of worship. Worship is the work of God — not a social gathering — and gives the strength to love and serve.” 

We would like to celebrate the Eucharist in church every first Thursday of the month at 10.30 am. This will replace the normal Thursday Morning Prayer on that Thursday. We will start on Thursday, 1st October 2020. If you have an opinion on this, and would attend, please reply to Mathew by email with either Yes or No.  


CHURCH OPENING for private prayer at the following times:  

The church is open on Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon  

Our Memorial Garden is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. In addition, to request prayer outside these times, please telephone Father Felix or Revd Mathew or Michael:


Father Felix - 01273 882987 

Father Mathew - 07756 005331

Michael Miller - 07768 084001 

 

Virtual APCM: The Bishop has agreed this can now take place virtually. The PCC has agreed to hold the APCM on 28/10 at 7.45pm. You will receive the reports via email or by post on request. Questions will be required to be submitted at least 8 days in advance.    

CHAT GROUP: The topic for Tuesday 8th  September at 10.30 am is:  In the light of the crisis of the past four months, how do you think our public institutions like the NHS, local government, Schools and Churches have responded? How can this help us to produce better institutions in the future? 

Please let Fr Felix know if you wish to join in.  A Zoom link will be sent to you.   

 

MONDAY MORNING PRAYER: This new initiative, on Monday mornings each week, is designed to help us bring those issues that are on our hearts before God. There is no agenda and there will be no set prayers except the Lord's Prayer and the Grace. We will start tomorrow. The first meeting will be on Monday 7 September at 10.15 am.The Zoom session will open at 10.05 to give us a few minutes to enter and chat first before we start. If you would like to join, please let Mathew know by email at m.philip1968r@gmail.com.  


THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER: Thursday Mornings at 10.30: We say Morning Prayer (through zoom) followed by a short chat as well!  You are welcome to join. Please let Fr Felix know for the zoom link. 

 

PARISH MAGAZINE - September issue is out and is available on our web-site. 

FOOD BANK:  Empty egg boxes are needed to help distribution. These could be left in the porch on Saturday mornings!  No fresh foods please! Many Thanks. 



Read on for our latest news, or go here for past services, information and reflections


Service sheet

In place of our service sheet we will publish the full service each week on our Coronavirus page.

 It would be good if you can join in the daily prayer from the Church of England and recite the other services of Morning, Evening and Compline for today here

You can also visit the Church of England online 

You can download the service sheets from some recent services here

See our picture gallery for photos from Church services and events

 

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The Autumn Quarterly Parish Magazine can be find here.

For those of who participated in the Easter Quiz this year, the answers can be found here.