Covid-19

What are we doing in this time of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Like every person, family, business, school and organisation, we are having to respond and adapt to what is going on around us. This page is a place to share what that’s looking like for us and to give you tools that can help you to do the same.

SERVICES & GATHERINGS

On Sundays, there are lots of different ways to be part of our church community, and they fall into two different categories: online and face-to-face. Here is an overview, and then a few more details can be found below:

ONLINE – OUR WEEKLY SERVICES

Each week, we have three online services, and here’s how you can find and engage with them.

Watch Our Online Service
Each week, a full service recorded. You can find it at a time which works best for you each week on Youtube at goldhill.org/sunday or find it on our Facebook Page.

Kids Church, 9am on YouTube
A service led by our children, always a powerful and inspiring time! It can be found at goldhill.org/kidschurch

‘Breathe’ Youth Gathering
On Saturdays at 7pm, we have a youth gathering, which is currently happening over Zoom. If you’d like to know more about this, get in touch by emailing our youth worker Natalie Criddle.

ONLINE – CONNECT WITH OTHERS

Each week, we have three online services, and here’s how you can find and engage with them.

Phone Congregation
Not technically ‘online’, but it’s not face-to-face. You can dial in to our phone congregation at 10am. Details are at goldhill.org/info

Sundays on Zoom
As well as the content released each week, it is so good to connect with others to encourage and build one another up. There are 4 Zoom calls for that purpose each Sunday:

  • 11am ‘Café Gathering’ – this is a chance to discuss and delve into the theme for the week and grow in faith together. You can join at goldhill.org/cafe
  • 11am ‘Chat & Pray’ – simply get together, catch up or get to know people, have a chat and pray for one another. You can join at goldhill.org/chat
  • 7pm ‘Evening Gathering’ – our evening gathering that was meeting last term is now on Zoom. To sign up for this, go to goldhill.org/7pm
  • 8:15pm ‘Evening Prayer’ – near the end of your Sunday, 45 minutes with others to reflect and pray together. You can join at goldhill.org/eveningprayer

SOME RESOURCES

We have made lots of things that you might find helpful in recent months. Our YouTube channel is packed full of things, including lots of weekly content for children, all of our talks and a number of other one-off things too. We have also put something together to help everyone get into the Bible for themselves, no matter what age you are.

Check out our YouTube Channel.

MENTAL HEALTH

Looking after your mental health is so important.

The restrictions around us are aimed at protecting physical well-being, but we’re so aware that they impact some people’s mental well-being very negatively. Those with pre-existing mental health issues may feel particularly hopeless. We do not want anyone to struggle alone.

If you need help, or you are caring for others and don’t know what to do, we want to help. You can call the church number and be directed to one of our pastors to talk (01753 342010) during working hours.

Alternatively you may want to connect to people who have particular knowledge of such mental pain. These are some contact numbers that you could use.
‘Shout’ is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text: 85258

Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone (116 123), email (jo@samaritans.org) or even write a letter. In most cases you can talk to someone face to face.