`CHURCHES ARE CHANGING - SLOWLY BACK AGAIN!`
From Sunday 5th July our churches can again be open for corporate worship albeit it will not be `business as usual.` Becuase of social distancing and other guidelines we need to adhere to please do not attend unless you have first reserved a seat with the vicar (details at the bottom of the page). It really does feel so strange to type that, but for the coming few weeks that does need to be the case.
The easiest way to join with us in worship is still virtually. Our virtual services, Sunday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 10am, are available on Zoom (again, contact the vicar for the number) and via our Facebook page. A copy of the service is later uploaded to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UK7uMmzi0VT0bGG5LVxXQ/). The Sunday service will be of our time together in Church.
We are also keeping in contact with one another via a `round robin` email which further explains how we are further organising ourselves at this time. Again, contact the vicar for more details.
The following is what you can usually expect from us in `normal` times.
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, a safe place where you will receive a huge welcome. You will be 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 demolition of the old church commenced on Monday 16th March. 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. Every Tuesday Eastbourne Foodbank are here to offer emergency help with food and careers advice is available from People Matter.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.