`CHURCHES ARE CHANGING - SLOWLY BACK AGAIN!`
Our churches can again be open for corporate worship albeit it is not `business as usual.` Our Sunday service time is 10.30am. Because of social distancing and other guidelines please make sure you have reserved a seat with the vicar before attending (details at the bottom of the page). It really does feel so strange to type that, but for the coming months that does need to be the case. When you book a seat you will be asked if your name and telephone number can be passed to NHS Track and Trace if needed. The advice is to also wear a facecovering when attending. The important thing is that you are welcome to attend!
You can join in our Sunday morning worship via Zoom (contact the vicar for the number). You will be able to see those in Church as well as others on Zoom. We stream this via `Facebook Live` and place a video of our service on our YouTube channel, too (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UK7uMmzi0VT0bGG5LVxXQ/). 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 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.