`St Elisabeth`s and Lockdown3`
While we are again in 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 contunues!
You can join in our Sunday morning worship via Zoom (contact the vicar for the number). We stream this via `Facebook Live` and place a video of our service on our YouTube channel, too (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UK7uMmzi0VT0bGG5LVxXQ/). 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 vicar for more details. Likewise, for other pastoral concerns please contact the vicar (01323 - 649728).
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.
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.
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.
.... 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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Our safeguarding officer is Susan Santos. Contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.Learn more
For all the info on what is going on at St E`s this week click below.Learn more
"When the day of Pentecost came, the believers were all together in one place.