Coronavirus update

We are delighted to inform you that Greenhill Methodist Church will welcome back a congregation from Sunday 4th October.  We have done our risk assessments and created an action plan to assure you of a safe visit to worship again with others.  we will be able to welcome 60 people with full social distancing protocols followed. Please note that we are not reserving seats.  It would be good to know if you intend to come so that we can judge how many people to expect.  We will review this in the weeks to come to make sure we have the facility to meet everyone's need to worship with us. We will also be livestreaming the service.  Please arrive from 10:15am and queue in the small car park  to enter through the main door.  Please observe social distancing.  You will be asked to track and trace which means we will need a contact phone number and how many people are in your party. You can download and print a track and trace form and if you fill that in before you arrive, you will be able to enter the church more quickly.  We hope to have a QR code track trace system and if you do that before you arrive, that will also speed up your entry.  There will also be a manual recording for those who need that facility. Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the porch.  Please wear a mask unless you have a medical reason, we will need to see evidence of this.  You will then be led to a seat by one of our hospitality team.  Please note that we cannot accept groups larger than six sitting together.  We ask you to remain in your seat throughout the worship time and not to walk around to greet others.  

Please note that children are very welcome to worship, however at this time, we ask you to make sure that they remain with you throughout the service and that they don't walk around the church as they have felt able to in the past.  We will be seeking to offer family focussed worship and more details of this will follow in the next few weeks.

As you enter, there will be worship music playing to help us to prepare for worship.  The livestream begins at 10:30am until 10:45am - that is when the live worship will begin.  We aim for the worship to last 45 minutes.

During the service, if you need a toilet, we ask you to use the toilet in the porch area.  Please walk up to the porch in the centre of the aisle.  

We are not able to stand and sing out as a congregation.  However we will have worship songs during the service and we invite you take the words into your own personal time of worship as you remain seated  with your masks on.  I am sure you can sing from your heart. 

At the end of the service, you will be invited to leave either by the main door or by the side door near to the prayer chapel.  The hospitality team will direct you.  As you leave we ask you not to congregate outside in the car park area.  Please make you way home.  This will also respect our neighbours and their need to socially distance.

Due to the virus, we are still in uncertain times and we all have to remain alert.  We sincerely ask you to stay away if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms.  Please also consider your own vulnerability and risk group before deciding to come to church.

We look forward to seeing you if you feel well and able to do so.  Otherwise continue to enjoy our online presence.

If you would like to ask anything about returning to church please get in touch by email or phone.

With every blessing

Rev Jonathan Haigh

Our response to anyone in need during lock down.

We feel, rather than re-inventing the wheel with Mutual Aid help, it is better that we support local initiatives that have already been established.. so below is a link to the facebook group Greenhill Coronavirus Self Isolation Support. It is a closed group with moderators, which means to ask for or offer help via the group, you need to log into facebook and ask to join the group. Once accepted you will then be able to offer or ask for help etc. The posts have lots of useful information, including ideas for making things with young children etc as well as requests for and offers with help. People familiar with Facebook will have no difficulty using of course, but if anyone is unfamiliar please feel free to give me a ring to discuss.

 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2497652800563158/events/

 

This isn't the only way to connect to the community and help out, pick up the phone or message friends to see how they are doing, if someone you come into contact with has a need that you can't or don't know how to meet and you'd like to discuss it, call

Rev. Jonathan Haigh.

 

 

 

Below is some information which may be helpful to share round, especially for those who are unable to go out to shop etc. Feel free to forward to anyone who might find it useful!

 

 

  • Sainsbury's telephone ordering service, for those unable to use the internet -

  • 0800 9178557

  • Download the Co-op Health app - they can arrange delivery of repeat prescriptions free of charge.

  • Anyone can pick up a box of assorted food for £1 (plus donation of choice) from Food Works Sheffield, Sharehouse Market, Woodbourn Road, between 10am and 3pm, 7 days a week.

  • Leadmill has loo rolls available to collect Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and 12-4 Saturdays, sealed packs of 4 available at cost price. Obviously many local shops also still have them available too.

  • Network Taxis covering Woodseats, Meadowhead and Dronfield - their drivers will take elderly or vulnerable customers to the shops for free or pick up their essential shopping and bring it to them, for the cost of the shopping. Call Network and mention the facebook advert to book. 0114 2747474.

  • SJM Fresh Produce are offering free daily home delivery of essential groceries - call or text 07375643060 before 5pm.

  • AJW and Son Ltd are offering home delivery of fresh fruit, veg, milk, bread, eggs and more. Email orders@sjwebb.co.uk or leave a message with address and what is needed on 0114 2437170.

  • John Crawshaws butchers are offering deliveries to elderly/vulnerable within 5 miles of their Hillsborough 2855200, Chapeltown 2460808 or Stocksbridge 2838294 stores.

  • Harleys fruit 0114 2366605 are offering free deliveries in S17 and S8

  • Bradway meats are offering free deliveries in S17 and S8, 2361842

  • Woodhouse local milkman can deliver eggs, bread, milk and others to elderly/vulnerable people in S13 07790957341

  • HMRC helpline for self employed/struggling businesses 03004563565

  • Haybrook estate agent are happy to assist in collecting shopping, medication, etc in any areas near to their many premises, call 0114 2511710

  • Electrician in S8 has offered free telephone advice to elderly/vulnerable people who lose power, and/or a 1 hr visit to try to get power back on, wearing PPE. info@arcelectricalsheffield.co.uk. Emergencies only.

  • Snoopy Dog Walks offering free dog walks to those who are elderly in Abbeydale/Milhouses/Woodseats/Meersbrook/Heeley. Snoopydogwalks.sheffield@gmail.com

  • Sheffield City Council has today launched a helpline for residents to call with any issues relating to coronavirus. The support is available Monday to Friday between 8:45am and 4:45pm. People can call 0114 273 4567.

Contact Us:​

  
Greenhill Methodist Church
School Lane
Greenhill
Sheffield S8 7RL

Phone:  0114 237 8363

Rev Jonathan Haigh (Minister)

gmcminister@gmail.com

 

Naomi Gordon-McKibbin (Interim Church Assistant)

outreachgmc@gmail.com

Church Office

officegreenhillmethodist@gmail.com


Greenhill Methodist Church is a Registered Charity: No. 1130675