Following the Coronvirus outbreak, services at Pett Chapel remain suspended for the time being.
we are unable to worship as we would wish, we have been using a number
of ways to keep in touch with each other and to maintain the work of
Every Wednesday, at 8pm, we hold a meeting via Zoom, with a varied programme of worship, prayer and study (and always time to chat).
On Sundays, at 10am, Pen Wilcock leads a weekly
devotion via Facebook under the name of The
Both of these meetings are by invitation to ensure that
those taking part are able to share their thoughts and feelings within
a safe environment. As Pen puts it, opening it up to the whole world
would be rather like attending a housegroup and then finding your
private conversations splashed all across the newspapers.
To join the Zoom group, just drop us an e-mail to ask for a link. For Facebook, when you land
on the page you will need to send a request to join. New members are very welcome at both.
If you prefer to just listen or watch, rather than actively participate, there are many options.
Sunday, the Hastings Bexhill & Rye Circuit transmits an online
service, featuring contributions from representatives of our local
churches. You can find it at this newly created Interactive
Page. Here, you can also leave messages, be they words of
encouragement, prayer requests, pictures, local news snippets or other
Twelve Baskets produce weekly worship resources for use in church, at
home or in small groups. The
Vine at Home
is a particularly nice one, perfect for a short spiritual top up at any
time of the week.
course, there are also plenty of services on TV and on the radio or
internet, plus podcasts and other types of media that I've never even
heard of. I'm sure you'll be able to find all sorts of stuff, but here are three to get you started.
Worship on Radio 4, at 8.10am and previous broadcasts
available on the internet.
Songs of Praise - BBC1 , Sunday. Times vary - catch up on BBC I-Player.
Central Hall streams regular services and you can view recent
ones on Youtube.
The Methodist Church produces regular podcasts featuring
stories from around the world of Christians working to bring
Christ's love to their local communties.
If you fancy using your time
constructively to explore the Bible, maybe for the first time in any
depth, the Bible Project offers an engaging
introduction on Youtube.
Each clip runs for around 6-8 minutes, and provides a very accessible
overview of the whole story in around 100 bite-sized chunks. Used as a daily
devotional, it would take you right through the Bible in about 3 months
and, I suspect, leave you with an appetite to dive in more deeply.
Finally, during the lockdown, Keith has been busy writing songs and
re-visiting some old ones. At long last, some of his work is available
for the world to view on Youtube. So far, just a few songs have been
uploaded, but it is Keith's aim to add to these over the coming weeks.
You can find the collection so far at The Music of Keith Miller
Post Office to re-open shortly
All being well, it is hoped that the Post
Office service at Pett Chapel will re-commence on Monday and Thursday afternoons starting from 10th August.
Special precautions will be in place, which you are asked to respect,
and please be aware that further suspensions are possible as a result
of events outside our control.