TOTZ and MESSY CHURCH
We are hoping to restart Totz on THURSDAY 24th JUNE if covid restrictions fully lift on June 21st. More information and contact details can be found here.
We are also planning to start Messy Church soon on Saturday afternoons every other month for families and all ages. More information of Messy Church can be found here, and on the Messy Church website.
WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!
St. Elisabeth’s Church & Community Centre is planning for the future and is keen to ensure it meets the needs of its local community.
To help us make the right decisions, we would really appreciate your views by completing our survey.
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This survey should take about 15 minutes and you don’t have to answer every question.
If you know of someone that would like to complete a paper version of this survey just call the church office on 01323 885285 or email CentreManager@sainte.co.uk
The survey will close on 31 May 2021.
Please note the survey is only about the current building, not the vacant site.
FROM THE CENTRE MANAGER
The notice below gives information on groups already meeting, or about to start meeting at St. Elisabeth’s:
NOMINATIONS FOR CHURCHWARDENS, DEANERY SYNOD REPRESENTATIVES AND PCC MEMBERS
At our forthcoming APCM we have the opportunity to elect two Churchwardens, one Deanery Synod representative, and a number of PCC members. Should you be interested in standing for election, or nominate someone, please download the appropriate nomination form using the links below.
Further details are available from the Churchwardens.
NOMINATION FORM LINKS
- Nomination Form for Churchwarden
- Nomination Form for Deanery Synod Representative
- Nomination Form for PCC Member
NOTE ON OUR SERVICES
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 BUILDING
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.
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.
.... 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.