REVISION OF ST. ELISABETH’S ELECTORAL ROLL
In preparation of this year’s APCM we need to revise the Electoral Roll. A notice is posted in the lobby of the Church Centre, and the full notice can also be viewed using this link.
 
This year’s revision needs your input ONLY if you have moved since April 2020, have changed your e-mail address or phone number, or are not yet on the Electoral Roll of St. Elisabeth’s but wish to be included. The form to be used can be found using this link. If you wish to make changes to your details on the roll, or wish to be included, please download the form, fill it in and sign it, and e-mail or post it to our Electoral Roll Officer, Christian Nilson. The relevant e-mail address and postal address can be found on the notice (see above).
 
Any changes should reach the Electoral Roll Officer by midnight on the 30th April 2021.

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St. Elisabeth’s joins the nation in prayers at the time of the passing of H.R.H. Prince Philip.

Bishop Martin has posted the following statement on the diocesan website:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and with her family, on hearing the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beyond the love and commitment of marriage and family life, Prince Philip has been a remarkable consort in his commitment for nearly 7 decades to the demands of public life – a rock of support in good times and bad.

Let us now give thanks for his steadfast love of the Queen, their family and the nation that he served with pride.

May God grant to him rest and peace and a share in the glory of eternal life.

+Martin

As the church is not yet fully open, it has been decided that there will not be a Book of Condolence at St. Elisabeth’s. If you wish to send a message of condolence, we suggest that you do this through the Church of England’s website (Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip).

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St Elisabeth’s and Lockdown

While we are still in partial lockdown, our services are being shared virtually. We appreciate that some people might want to attend physically, however, at this critical period as the vaccine is distributed we want to keep physical contact as limited as possible. This is to to play our part in keeping each other safe. Yet our worship continues!

We are now open for socially distanced worship in church for our main Sunday service.

As the available space is limited, please contact the Centre Manager by e-mail or phone 01323 885285. You can also join in our Sunday morning worship via Zoom (contact the Centre Manager for the Zoom meeting ID). We stream this via Facebook Live, and place a video of our service on our YouTube channel, too. Our Wednesday morning service (10am) is also available this way.

We are also keeping in contact with one another via a ’round robin’ email which explains further the ways in which we are organising ourselves at this time. Again, contact the Centre Manager for more details.

The old church has now been demolished (you will have noticed that!). We do not yet know what will be built in its place. Read more here  

 

THIS STATEMENT FROM OUR ARCHBISHOPS EXPLAINS HOW OUR CHURCHES ARE OPERATING AT THE PRESENT TIME. 
Jesus says (John 14:27) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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The following is what you can usually expect from us in ’normal’ times. Until that point, the website gives an insight into what we would usually do.

Everyone welcome....         

St Elisabeth’s is committed to serving the people of our community by aiming to meet their spiritual, practical and enterprising needs and by offering radical hospitality. To that end, St E’s is a church rooted in inclusivity. This is a safe place where you will receive a huge welcome, met with broad minds and very wide doors!

St Elisabeth’s offers a number of worship styles and services.  Regular activities go on each week and if you need to hire a venue, check here for available meeting rooms.  We have a fully equipped stage with lighting and PA system, a community garden, a café, a chapel and a large worship space. St E’s is a versatile and thriving community sitting at the heart of a vibrant and highly populated area of Eastbourne.​​​

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 .... all the time!

In meeting the practical needs of our community we have a weekly Eastbourne Foodbank session offering advice and food boxes to those in need. People Matter, a local charity equipping people for employment, also have a weekly presence at St E’s, offering help with CVs and job advice.

The building can be hired for meetings, performances, classes, conferences and much more. We have two kitchens, disabled access throughout the building, a loop system, free wi-fi, free parking and a staffed reception area.

 

Worship and Service times

Whether you like traditional hymns, modern worship music or something more contemplative St E`s has something for everyone. Come as you are, all are welcome. Check out our service times page for more info.

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Community and Mission

St Elisabeth`s Church is all about `Radical Hospitality.` Our ethos is that everyone is welcome, all the time! We run a number of outreach projects as well as a regular community cafe. On Tuesdays Eastbourne Foodbank are here to offer emergency help with food and careers advice is available from People Matter. During lockdown the Tuesday morning community cafe is not possible, but we are looking forward to welcoming people again when we`re able. The Mother`s Union - Christian Care for Families - meetings are also postponed during the pandemic. But once able to meet again, they have a full programme prepared for Thursday afternoons. Watch this space.

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Safeguarding practices

Our safeguarding officer is Susan Santos. Contact her via saintesecretary@gmail.com, or leave your name and number on our answerphone asking for her. She will return your call as soon as possible. Other details of our local procedures and national policy can be found here via the link below.

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This week...

For all the info on what is going on at St E`s this week click below.

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