You will probably be aware of the latest advice from the UK government around reducing social contact to help manage the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation. The recommendation is that people should stop non-essential contact with others and avoid pubs, clubs and social venues. Further information and advice on the virus can be found on the NHS website here.

Arun Church have made the decision that from today nearly all activities run by the church will be cancelled (or postponed). We will not be meeting on Sunday at The Littlehampton Academy, and groups including Alpha, Arun Kids, Youth, Arun Youth Projects, Sparks, Men’s Groups and Frontline will not run until further notice. Both PlayCentres and The Wickbourne Centre remain open for now as we work with the County Council on maintaining their service.

As a church, we will be posting regular updates here on our website, on Facebook and Instagram. You can email us on hello@arunchurch.com, use Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp by adding the church office number to your contacts (+441903782744). We will do our best to respond and keep in contact. We will also be posting videos on Sundays and throughout the week, including some Bible teaching. Please reach out if you need anything.

These are challenging that will be impacting you and your families in many different ways. So let’s pray for the government, the health care workers, the sick and the vulnerable. Let’s pray for local businesses, and for those facing job loss.

Above all, in all this fear and confusion, let’s be a source of hope and calm, being ready to explain that the reason for our hope is Jesus! Our prayer is that the church can be a comfort to those around us, and that people will be loved and supported through this time. We know that God is with us, He loves us and He is good.