Virtual Services: Sunday 5th July

Pastor David Fielding
Peter Leyshon-Jones

Dear Castlefields Friends,

In our usual way, we are attaching the following items for tomorrow’s services:

  • CNews with hymns, Bible Readings & Message titles.
  • ‘Junior Learning Together’ sheet for the morning service.
  • Activity sheet for younger children for the evening service.
  • Activity sheet for older children for the evening service.

The Government are allowing churches re-open this Sunday but the process is complex and, in our case made more challenging by the size of our building. It will be very difficult to comply with mandatory hygiene & ‘self distancing’ requirements in our premises.

Please pray specifically for a way forward for us to adapt or use a suitable building for our morning services.

Next week, we hope to use video to advance our connection with you but for a time, other services will be audio based and our mid week prayer meetings will remain on Zoom by invitation.

We trust the Lord to provide for all our needs as His care for His church is infinite and perfect.

Every blessing.

David, Peter, Richard, Martin & Lee

Download AM & PM hymn sheets.

You can listen to the messages on the website front page or via these links: AM message from Pastor David Fielding & PM message from Peter Leyshon-Jones.

Download children’s activity sheets: Morning sheet; Evening sheet (younger children); Evening sheet (older children).

These messages are now available on Spotify & Apple Podcasts.

Virtual Services: Sunday 28th June

Pastor David Fielding
Peter Fry

Dear Castlefields Friends,

Here is ‘CNews’ No 42 with the hymns, Bible readings & message titles.

As usual there is also a Junior Learning Together sheet for the children to work through.

As the ‘lock down’ gradually eases we will need great prayer & patience as we work through the necessary steps to steer our Sunday activities back to something like “normal”! In the meantime, our on line services continue in audio format, so please pray with us that they will be greatly blessed to many far & wide, as well as our usual congregation

We pray God’s richest blessing on the ministry of the Word for young and old alike.

Every blessing,

David, Peter, Richard, Martin & Lee

Download AM & PM hymn sheets.

You can listen to the messages on the website front page or via these links: AM message from Pastor David Fielding & PM message from Peter Fry.

Download the children’t activity sheet.

These messages are now available on Spotify & Apple Podcasts.

IMPORTANT! Coronavirus Update 17/03/20

Things are changing rapidly from day to day but at this point we need to react to Government guidelines in a considered way and in accordance with Romans 13 v 1 – 3. 

Our decision therefore is to: 

Close the midweek meeting tomorrow. But please set aside an hour from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for prayer at home. Tomorrow we will email round some ‘prayer items’ for you to include. In this way, we can all pray together, although physically we are spread apart through the City.

Not to meet at the church on Sunday – we are planning a “virtual service” by use of modern technology where you will be able to join in from home on your computer or device. More details will follow shortly.

Other meetings planned for this week will not take place – “Little Steps”, YP@C etc. 

With much love in the Lord Jesus 

David, Peter, Richard, Martin & Lee

IMPORTANT! Coronavirus Advice 13/03/20

We will continue to hold our meetings and services until advised otherwise (we will not however be visiting the Nursing Homes for services). 

We will take special measures to ensure Communion bread and wine are served individually.

If you have symptoms of the Coronavirus please do not attend any meetings at the church.

If you are in the high-risk category for infection we strongly suggest you consider staying at home also.

Please bring your own Bibles & pens to church – we will be using service sheets (in this way, hymn books & Bibles will not be passed around to prevent infection spreading).

Recordings of the messages preached each week are available on the church website so you can hear Sunday’s messages as soon as they are loaded to the website on Monday.

Those on the “Hospitality Rota” should feel no obligation to provide hospitality to others. 

We remind you of the current guidelines issued by the Government to help prevent infection, namely:

  • Regular hand-washing with soap and water (for the duration of at least 20 secs). 
  • If you have some available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer at regular intervals.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, putting used tissues in a bin immediately. 
  • Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Minimise physical contact (hand shaking etc.).
  • Should you experience a new and continuous cough and/or a high temperature you should self-isolate (do not leave your home) for 7 days from when the symptoms first started. 
  • Should symptoms worsen during that time, then you should visit the NHS 111 online service: If you do not have internet access, contact the NHS Helpline on 111. 
  • Individuals should assess their own vulnerability if they have underlying or chronic health conditions. 

We will make every attempt to clean and sanitise surfaces such as door handles etc after each meeting so that the church is as clean an environment as possible as we enter the building for the next meeting.

As a church family we must do all we can to protect, help and encourage one another. Please pray for wisdom and that God’s will might be done in these difficult times.

We will update you further as things develop and the Government issues further advice.

Church Elders & Deacons

David, Peter, Richard, Martin & Lee