St Jude's Church
All church services and gatherings are online.
You will be aware of the series of steps and measures being taken to manage the Coronavirus - COVID-19 pandemic and we as a church are seeking to respond in line with the advice from our Bishop, the national church, medical authorities, and our government. This letter outlines the way in which St Jude’s, Southsea is acting in line with the needs of our nation in these exceptional times.
The Church Building Is Closed
In line with the advice that we all need to stay at home to prevent overloading the NHS with new cases, we have decided to close the St Jude’s building. This will prevent people from gathering and ensure the safety of our staff and their families.
10:30am All Age Zoom Service
The service takes place on Zoom (sign up to church newsletter for more details or contact Sonam at firstname.lastname@example.org) at 10:30am and is live-streamed on Facebook before being uploaded to YouTube and the 'Services' tab of this website.
11:30am Pre-Recorded Children's Service
Take a look at all that's happening online on the 'What's On' tab of this website.
You can keep in touch and find out what we're doing here:
Our telephone lists are in place to help and support those we know of who are in most immediate need. But we will also be trying to stay in touch with all our church members so if we call you please do not be put out. A friendly voice on the phone can really lift the spirits so this is a chance for us all to get involved. Please take time to call those you are connected with or any who might be feeling lonely at this time. This is a real chance for us to build community in the face of this crisis. It has been great to hear already of so much support being given. If there are pastoral situations that you’d like to inform us about please contact:
Neil: 077 0449 1837
Adam: 079 8574 9804
Please do send in any prayer requests through the form on the 'Prayer' tab of this website. You can also ask that your prayer request is kept private and it will be passed on in confidence to the pastoral team. Look there for more general prayers as well. The prayer page also has the form of prayers that we use for morning prayer in church. Please print this off and use it in the morning – it’s a really good format to find a way into the new normal of our lives now.
Angel Radio Sunday Service 9.00am
Worship is also available via Premier Christian Radio and UCB radio channels which are available via digital television and DAB radio. There are also lots of resources, as well as the latest information on the church’s response, on the Church of England website.
If you have any stories that you would like us to make public then please send them into the office email.
With love and prayers
Revd Neil Smart
St Jude's is an Anglican Church in the heart of Southsea. We are about 300 people of all ages, so there should be someone similar to you!
At St Jude's we believe that everyone has been made by God to know Him and love Him.
Our desire is to be an exciting place where we encounter God, see lives transformed and to be a haven in the heart of Southsea, where you can find a safe port in the storms of life, and get rebuilt, re-provisioned, re-equipped and re-commissioned for a new voyage of adventure!