Please check back here for the latest news and forthcoming meetings.
5th November 2020
With the introduction of the new national restrictions from 5th November 2020 the Church building will once again be closed. It will be open for private prayer on Monday and Thursday mornings.
Although the building is closed, the Church continues. Our Sunday morning service is available to view as it happens on Zoom and a copy is posted on this website a day later.
If you want more details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12th July 2020
Open For Zoom
On Sunday 12th July and every Sunday for the time being the Church building will be open for people to come in and view the online Sunday Morning conducted via Zoom.
The Church building will be open from 10.00 am and the meeting will start at 10.30 am.
If you come into the building please follow the safety guidance including maintaining social distancing and leaving the building as soon as possible after the meeting has ended.
22nd June 2020
Open For Prayer
From 22nd June the Church will be open every Monday and Thursday from 10.00 am to noon and again from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm for private prayer.
Please feel free to come in and sit in quiet prayer for as long as you want to. Of course social distancing will have to be maintained and there will be hand sanitiser available.
From 26th April we started online Sunday Morning services via Zoom. Video's of those meetings can be seen in the Sermons>Videos section on the website.
From Tuesday 5th May we will be starting a weekly online Prayer Meeting at 6.30 pm and from Thursday 7th May we will be starting a weekly online Bible Study at 6.00 pm.
If you would like to join any of these meetings please send us an email at uk and you will be sent the joining details.
12th April 2020
This Easter Sunday we will be posting a special service on the web site. We may not be able to meet together in person but we can still share in a celebration of the ressurection of Jesus Christ.
The meeting will be availble in the Video section of Sermons.
26th March 2020
Studies and Sermons
During this time of stay at home and self isolation we will be posting a series of sermons and studies on the website. Some will be audio only, some will be audio and video. Please use the Sermons and Studies buttons on the menu bar above.
The first post is the start of a study in Acts given by Stephen Williams.
We will be loading new files as often as we can so please check back on a regular basis.
Following the guidance given at the Prime Ministers press conference on Monday 16th March on the gathering of people and the further clarification on Churches given by the Secretary for Health in Parliament, the Leadership and Trustees of Shirley Community Church have taken the decision to close the Church building with immediate effect.
This means that all of the meetings (Sunday Morning, Prayer Meeting, Coffee Morning, Little Lambs, Ladies and Men’s Breakfasts) are suspended until further notice. In addition all small group meetings held in various homes are suspended. We feel that as part of our duty of care to the Church this is a sensible measure to take.
We understand that the social distancing and self-isolation guidance issued by the Government may cause some people concern. However the closing of the Church building does not mean the closing of the Church and we are putting arrangements in place so that everyone in the Church will be contacted on a regular basis by at least one leader. In addition we encourage you to stay in contact with as many people within the Church as you can using the telephone, email, WhatsApp and other social media methods. You may even consider sending them a letter or card.
This is a new experience for us all and the guidance and our response to it will change on a regular basis. It will take an effort by all of us to stay in touch with each other but we ask you to make that effort. Please keep praying for each other and for the situation in the country, indeed in the world.
14th March 2020
The next Ladies Breakfast will be on Saturday 14th March at 9.30 am. The speaker will be Sheila Leech.
Sheila has recently started a new position with FEBA but for nearly 30 years worked with Reach Beyond (formally HCJB). She first came to the Church in 1975 where she was saved and after going to Birmingham Bible Institute went out as a missionary to Ecuador.
Her full story can be read in her book "God Knows What I'm Doing Here".
29th February 2020
On Saturday 29th February we are holding an induction service for our new Pastor Gelu Ciorna and our new Team Minister Kijung Kim. There is a fellowship tea at 4.30 pm and the meeting starts at 6.00 pm.
Please come along to support Gelu and Kijung as we formally welcome them both into the Church.
9th February 2020
On Sunday 9th February we welcome our former Senior Minister Guichan Jun who will be coming to speak to us.
26th January 2020
This coming Sunday we will be holding the first of this years "Bring 'n' Share" lunches. After the 10:30 am morning service please stay in the Church to share fellowship and the food that we bring.
2020 A New Year
As we move in to new year we are looking forward excitedly to what the Lord has in store for us. We are thankful to Him for leading through 2019.
If you want to find out more then please come along to our Sunday morning service at 10:30 am every week.
The other meetings we have regularly are:
Monday 10:00 am Coffee Morning
Tuesday 6:30 pm Prayer Meeting
Wednesday 10:00 am Little Lambs Parents & Toddlers group.