COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Important message from the Rector regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Updated 03/06/20

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/RD6W83wcUuE

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 31/05/20

Sunday is Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit inspired the early Jesus followers to lay down the roots of the Christian Church. We focus on the work of the Holy Spirit today and in every age.

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

https://youtu.be/REhZ8hPprZk

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 27/05/20

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/FHnpnvZQ52s

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 24/05/20

What would Jesus make of his church split into so many denominations? Before his Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension , he prays that we would all be one

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

https://youtu.be/5iLRR1mk5Qo

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 22/05/20

Surely Ascension Day isn’t a celebration of Jesus ascending up above the clouds? Today we consider the significance of Jesus’ Ascension in a celebration of Holy Communion.

Our service today will start at 10.30am (UK time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

https://youtu.be/HlL4-wQy5Vs

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 at 10.30. You can make comments during this broadcast.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, anytime after 11.15 on Thursday, to avoid the pre-service preparation, if you wish, advance to 13 minutes. 

Updated 17/05/20

In our Sunday service this week, we think about Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit as our Helper, before his death and ascension.

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

https://youtu.be/0K5S5YCn6iw

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 13/05/20

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=5fA8zz6Lmsg

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. 

Notice: next weeks midweek Holy Communion will be on Ascension Day, Thursday 21st May, first broadcast at 10.30am, rather than Wednesday. As one of the major church festivals, we’ll mark it with a slighter longer celebration of Holy Communion.

Updated 10/05/20

We’re still in the Easter season. We consider Jesus’s claim that he the way, truth and life in the context of his farewell discussion with his disciples.  

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

https://youtu.be/EuQL7Gn4bbk

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.

Please find the notices for Sunday’s service by clicking the link below

To access our services by phone for those without internet please dial: 02891 249440

Please tell this number to your friends and family without internet

Updated 06/05/20

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

https://youtu.be/pTjdYCqoPTk

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

For those with no internet, the service can be heard by dialling 02891 249440. Please let friends / family know.

Updated 03/05/20

It’s the 4th Sunday of Easter. Today we consider what it means that Jesus is our Good Shepherd and the Gate in our Coronavirus world.

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

https://youtu.be/Ym9WFU5Vo_4

We have timed the first broadcast to commence at 11.15. So if you join us early, the broadcast will show some waiting material until 11.30. The service is scheduled to start promptly at 11.30. You should still be able to add comments during this first broadcast.

If you are watching after the first broadcast, basically anytime after 12.30 on Sunday, you will still be able to view the waiting 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 are available and can be accessed by clicking the link below

Updated 30/04/20

Online Killyleagh Parish Church services available from 3rd May via a local number phone call.

Since our services went online on Mother’s Day, those without internet have been excluded from worshipping with us. Now they can, by dialing a local phone number to hear an audio of the service.

They can dial anytime after 11.30 on Sundays and 10.30 on Wednesdays. It’s not a problem if they are late.

A welcome message will be heard immediately. Then there will be around 30 seconds of silence before the service begins. So hold on!

The number to dial is: 02891 249440

Please tell this number to your friends and family without internet

Also, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed. It has been set up particularly for those who have no internet.

Daily Hope, which is available now, offers music, prayers and reflections each day at the end of a telephone line.

The line to dial is:  0800 804 8044

Updated 29/04/20

Our service today is Holy Communion, with prayers for some members of the extended church family who are on our hearts at present. This is quite a short largely said service. Be still and know that I am God. To access the service please click the link below, it will be available at 10:30am

https://youtu.be/KZQHtvKeFLY

Updated 27/04/20

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

Updated 26/04/20

We’re still celebrating the resurrection. Two followers of Jesus are blind to the risen Jesus with them. Are we aware of his presence with us?

Our service today will start at 11:30am (UK Time) and can be accessed by clicking the link below. It is better if you can join us just before 11:30, so we as a Christian community can share together in spiritual fellowship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIvN4DqOPME

If you can’t make it for 11:30. No problems, please come back after 12:30 otherwise you’ll miss the start

YouTube (Premier) allows you to type messages while the first broadcast is taking place. You may want to use this to build up a sense of fellowship and community and make any comments. You can also ask for prayer. Or send us a message with your prayer request. The notices for the service can be viewed below.

  1. Our next Sunday service will be next week 3rd May at 11.30. Our next broadcast service will be midweek Holy Communion at 10.30 on Wednesday 29th April, with prayers for people in need and anyone for whom prayer has been requested. Contact the Rector to have a name added to the prayer list.
  2. Alpha Course – studying the basics of the Christian faith. If you’ve never done an Alpha Course, this is recommended for you, whether you are a regular worshipper or just occasionally. The diocesan Alpha course starts tomorrow Monday 27th April at 7.30pm. It’s a free course. Sign up for it by following the link online
  3. New Book – where is God in a Corona virus world? World renowned mathematician, Professor John Lennox, originally from NI and Emeritus Professor of mathematics at Oxford University, has written this powerful little book, which is heartily recommended especially if your faith has been challenged by what’s happening. Contact the Rector for a copy – a number are available.
  4. Archbishop of Canterbury sponsored free phoneline for those without internet. They are more cut-off, without emails or other modern communications. Dial up to hear hymns, prayers, useful information and messages of hope. Look out for more information and the phoneline number soon. And please tell those who have no internet, in person by phoning them.

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)