CHURCHES IN ASHTEAD
St. Giles' Church Ashtead (St. Giles Drive, Ashtead) - www.sgsgashtead.org.uk
St. George's Church Ashtead (Barentt Wood Lane, Ashtead) - www.sgsgashtead.org.uk
St Giles’ and St George’s, the Church of England parish church in Ashtead, are pleased to advise that we are now starting to reopen for worship services.
St Giles’ and St George’s has reopened for worship services. The next service ison Sunday 2nd August at 4pm at St George’s. As capacity is limited due to social distancing, we ask those wishing to attend to reserve a place in advance at sgsgashtead.org.uk/events or by calling 01372 813964.
From 9th August and successive Sundays (16th & 23rd) services will continue but at a changed time of 3.30pm (Services for 16th & 23rd to be confirmed). If you wish to attend, please book a place in advance on sgsgashtead.org.uk/events or call Reception on 01372 813964.
On 9th, 16th and 23rd August at 5pm there will be an outdoor contemporary service at the Dell Centre. This can accommodate up to 150 people. If you wish to attend, please book a place in advance on sgsgashtead.org.uk/events or call Reception on 01372 813964. Everyone is very welcome and the 50 minute service will be accessible for families and young people. Social distancing and hygiene protocols will apply, but there is no need to wear a mask outside. There will be acoustic worship led by a band, although congregational singing is not permitted. But we can still worship! Please bring a rug or camping chair to sit on.
There is also a church prayer meeting (so not an actual service) at 8pm on 5th August for 45 mins and this will be a Zoom meeting. People will need to register online for. So, this may only be of interest to people who come along to our churches regularly.
So to be clear, services on 9th, 16th and 23rd August are to be as follows:-
9am – Online service
11am – Online service
3.30pm – Service in St Georges Church
5pm – Outdoor service at The Dell
Rev Richard Jones, Rector, said “It’s wonderful to be able to start to reopen our buildings, on a gradual basis, to meet together physically again. We regularly review government and Church of England guidance as it emerges and our plans going forward will develop in line with this. During lockdown we have developed a varied offline and online ministry, including two weekly online Sunday services; dedicated provision for children, youth and young families; daily thoughts and reflections - which will continue over the summer. These are broadcast through our SGSG Ashtead YouTube channel and at sgsgashtead.org.uk/sundays. We also continue to offer a wide ranging ‘offline’ ministry, particularly to those isolated and shielding, and will continue to serve our community as best we can going forward”.
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church Ashtead (Woodfield Lane, Ashtead) - http://www.stmichaelashtead.org.uk/
Ashtead Baptist Church (Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead) - http://www.ashteadbaptist.org.uk/