COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Important message from the Rector regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Updated 26/07/20

Welcome back to church – 2nd August 11am

By clicking on the below attachment you will find guidance on what to do and what to expect when you come to church. Please take a few moments to read this. We look forward to seeing you

In this, our last online service of this type, we again focus on the teachings of Jesus through 5 parables. Join us for this celebratory finish to this season of online worship at 11.30 on Sunday. The service can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/mKsFvFV7Jgk

If you wish to see how the start and end of the service was uniqely filmed click on the link below. It’s amazing!

https://youtu.be/z69HPAVo9BM

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Updated 19/07/20

We continue our look at some teaching of Jesus – this week, we hear about the parable of the wheat and tares (a corn-like weed)

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/A2Mq-hw5KVc

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Updated 12/07/20

Over the next 3 weeks we consider the teaching in some of Jesus’ parables – this week it’s the parable of the sower.

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/E23XC8sHWrM

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Updated 05/07/20

Are you scarred by or completely fed up with Covid19? Jesus invites you to come to him if you are heavily laden, bring all your hassles, and rest. It seems his words were meant for today’s world. Join us as we continue worshiping online throughout July

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmqj5HXm4lY

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Updated 01/07/20

Our short reflective service of Holy Communion, with prayers for those in need, will start at 10.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOHNv1dAuVc

The first broadcast is scheduled to commence at 10.15. If you join us early, you will see some preparation slides and bible verses for the 5 minutes before 10.30. The service will start promptly at 10.30. You can still add comments during this broadcast.
If you are watching after the first broadcast, anytime after 11.15 on Wednesday, you will be able to move forward through the pre-service preparation, if you wish. 

Updated 28/06/20

Not worshipping in the church, we consider what the church is, as we celebrate the scheduled close of Sunday School for this term. Please encourage all Sunday School children to be with us this week

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/HXd8C2BDHjo

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Updated 21/06/20

Sunday is father’s day. In our service we acknowledge our human fathers and consider what Jesus means when he says we should love him more than our parents.

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/UYtONBuLnrI

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Updated 17/06/20

Our short reflective service of Holy Communion, with prayers for those in need, will start at 10.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

https://youtu.be/vJaDdcI4254

The first broadcast is scheduled to commence at 10.15. If you join us early, you will see some preparation slides and bible verses for the 5 minutes before 10.30. The service will start promptly at 10.30. You can still add comments during this broadcast.
If you are watching after the first broadcast, anytime after 11.15 on Wednesday, you will be able to move forward through the pre-service preparation, if you wish. 

Updated 14/06/20

As we move into the second half of the church year and reflect on Jesus’ sayings and teachings, we consider what’s behind his statement that there aren’t enough harvest workers

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/WevJH7TJ46M

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

The notices for the service can be viewed by clicking the link below

Bishop David’s message to local parishes as we plan for church in the building again can be viewed by clicking the link below and clicking on the first video available

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKfRG9oXT0_KITfbwOy2Qw/videos

Updated 10/06/20

With no new broadcast of Holy Communion on Wednesday 10th June, you may like to worship using one of the existing Wednesday Eucharist services. These are listed in reverse chronological order and can be found by clicking this link

http://www.killyleaghparish.com/archived-services/

Updated 07/06/20

In our Trinity Sunday service, we think about the mystery of the Holy Trinity and what it means for us.

Our service today will start at 11.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below

https://youtu.be/Yp-Fq_rbO3k

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. There’ll be a still slide of the church and then 5 minutes of moving slides with bible verses to prepare yourself to worship.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, there will be a still slide for 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes pre-service material before the service proper starts. To avoid waiting, you can move forward to around 13 minutes in the production.

Updated 27/04/20

Here is a special edition of our Church Magazine, addressing some issues arising because of COVID19

Updated 09/04/20

Church Finances

Some parishioners have been asking for details of the church bank account.

They either wish to set up a Standing Order so that, even if it is not possible to bring the envelopes to church, their Free Will Offering can continue, being paid straight from their bank account to the church account.

Or they wish to make one off payments to the church account online from their own account.

The Select Vestry is very aware that in these unprecedented times of crisis, many people will have less income, higher outgoings, or both.

However if at all possible, the Select Vestry requests our parishioners to continue to make similar donations to the church, either via Standing Order, one-off online donations, or if you still have cash available, by putting it into an envelope and bringing it when church resumes. (You don’t have to use a separate envelope for each week – it can all go into the one envelope).

The reason for this is that church outgoings will not reduce by too much, while the money coming in each week will of course be considerably lower.

Standing Order is the church’s preferred method and has certain advantages:

•          Usually free of charge for Parishioner and Church and it minimises bank charges.

•          Easy and quick for you to set up (online is best, or by phoning your bank, or by completing a paper copy, which can be emailed or posted to you.

•          Useful for making regular recurring offerings (weekly/monthly/any other frequency).

•          Giving by standing order is enormously helpful to the church and allows the Treasurer to plan ahead.

•          It makes administration much easier by not having to open, count and record envelopes and keep them for 6 years.

•          It is more secure than taking cash to church.

•          Standing orders mean no more last-minute desperate searches for cash to put in the envelopes!!

If you want to know more about what a Standing Order is and how it works, look in the ‘About us’ folder on the church website www.killyleaghparish.com

Please tell our Treasurer, Judith Shortall (judithshortall@hotmail.com), or Freewill Offering Secretaries, Christine Patterson and Jennifer Skelly if you set up a Standing Order.

Church Bank Account details

Name of Account: Killyleagh Parish Church

Church Bank Account number: 46290005

Church Sort Code: 98-08-60

Reference (if asked): your own name

Updated 30/03/20

Are you struggling with our current situation?

You may feel isolated, anxious, have a sense of loss, or be having relationship difficulties. If you are and would like to receive some counselling via telephone or some other distant method, contact the Rector.

A qualified and experienced Counsellor has offered her time free of charge during the current emergency situation to anyone who may benefit from her help. A huge thank you to her for this generous and genuinely supportive offer.

Updated 23/03/20

We have new guidance on the opening on the church please read it by clicking here

We also urge you to please stay at home like our NHS respiratory staff advise – click here

If you wish to see older messages about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please see our archived messages page by clicking here

If you missed any of our online services or wish to watch them again please visit our archived serives page by clicking here

Important Links

Please see the other important links relating to the current situation, they can be found below

Church and Covid-19 FAQs

Digital Support for Youth Children and Families

Bishop David’s letter about the suspension of church services (issued on St Patrick’s Day)