Welcome to our dedicated resource for all things concerning the Cornavirus. Please keep checking this page for the latest updates on how our church is responding to this crisis and how you can get help or support others in need. We will also provide sources of encouragement here to keep you uplifted during this difficult time.
Message from Pastor Royston
We continue to wait on the Government to give us the go-ahead regarding the opening of the church building. When this is done, we will communicate with you the way forward. Our next Board meeting is in mid-June and will focus exclusively on our plans for church life after COVID-19, and how to engage church members more going forward. Remember, if you have any concerns or suggestions please contact me or any of the Pastoral Team. We are here to support you.
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak all worship gatherings are suspended until further notice. This includes the main Sabbath gatherings of the Divine Service, the Sabbath School, the Wednesday Prayer Meetings, and all other on site church activities throughout the week.
Following discussions by British Union Conference (BUC) field leaders concerning the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the announcements made by the Irish and British governments (Thursday 12 March and Monday 16 March) advising against ‘social’ gatherings, all public worship services are suspended within its territory from Sabbath, 21 March in the interest of safety for all members and the local community.
These measures are unique and difficult to make but as a church we have to do our part to prevent the spreading of infection in our various communities and to take responsive and proactive action to ensure the wellbeing of all congregants especially those who are most vulnerable.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, the church building will be closed until further notice. All regular services, meetings and special events are cancelled.
Livestreamed Sabbath School & Divine Service
An online service will be broadcast LIVE every Saturday at 10am (Sabbath School) and 11:30am (Divine Service) on our Livestream, Facebook and YouTube platforms until it will be safe to meet together again in the church building.
While our churches are closed the video below provides information on how to get your Sabbath School study guide directly from Stanborough Press.
Help with Zoom
Let’s keep in touch and keep praying for one another! If you need any support during this time, please call Pastor Royston or Pastor Alex or you can use our dedicated form to submit a request for help. If you would like to offer help and support to others we have provided a form for that too.
Help for Families
As we are all aware these challenging times have had a significant financial impact on some families. Many have lost their jobs and as such it’s been difficult for them to feed their families.
Below is a link to an email address if you are interested in receiving a food crate. They are available on Tuesday and Thursdays at the Legacy youth centre in Croydon.
Just email which day you want to collect it between 4-5 pm. We need to look out for each other in these times.
Email: [email protected]
Address: Legacy Youth Zone, 125 Whitehorse Rd, Croydon, CR0 2LG
Giving Offerings to Croydon SDA Church
To give offerings to Croydon SDA Church the easiest way is by bank transfer to the church bank accounts. Please see details below. It is very important that the payment reference is used as provided.
Account Name: Croydon SDA Church
Sort Code: 404415
Account number: 51218603
Reference: Use the word ‘offering’ and add your initials
Bank Name: HSBC
Giving Tithes to the South England Conference
As the tithes and offerings form a fundamental part of our worship, it is essential that we stay faithful in returning these blessings to our Lord. Those who have access to electronic means of payment are encouraged to make use of this method.
Here are the ways of giving and brief notes: