Regrettably most activities are suspended owing to the Coronavirus. There are a number of resources produced by the Free Church and also some produced by the URC nationally.
We are publishing a Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Devotion .
We are adding items which we hope will interest you to our Worship at Home page. This includes a number of video and written devotions from Catherine.
We have also invited members of our congregation to send personal reflections, poems, prayers etc. which we can share via our 'Keeping in Touch' sheets and directly on our website. Previous editions of Keeping in Touch may be found on the Publications page.
We have already added some favourite hymns and music on our 'Your Choices' page under Worship at Home. Your Choices.
Our Church Secretary, David Duffett, has written some of his thoughts at this time. David's Letter 21st May.
You can also view the latest edition of our magazine Inspire and our Chapel Prayers and Bible Readings for April/May.
The URC Eastern Synod have produced an update on the 20th May which can be viewed here (Updates and Useful Information).
The URC produces daily devotions and Sunday worship.
The URC Walking The Way team have also produced a booklet Continuing to support each other
An all-age resource Where is Jesus colouring picture
Some ideas for children from the Children and Youth Work team
(Click on the words in blue to link to these updates and resources. Click the back arrow near the top left of the screen to return here afterwards.)
We publish below some information from the government
Guidance for the vulnerable who are shielding for 12 weeks, from the Government website:-
Click on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
Current guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. Again useful when providing pastoral care, and also relevant given the spam emails that some of the congregation have received:-
St Ives Free Church (United Reformed) is an active congregation located in the centre of the market town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire.
Together with the URC church in nearby Fenstanton, it forms the St Ives Group of Churches. The churches meet regularly for worship and fellowship.
The Free Church runs a well stocked Fair Trade shop (Just Sharing) and a friendly coffee shop (Tookeys).
Our normal activities are shown below but are currently suspended owing to the Corona virus.
Prayers are said daily (Mon - Sat 10.00 - 10.15am) in our porch chapel.
Our Coffee Bar, Tookeys, is open from 9.45am - 2.00pm (Mon-Sat)
Our Fair Trade Shop, Just Sharing, is open daily from 9.30am - 4.30pm
The Free Church (United Reformed) St Ives is a registered charity in England and Wales 1132694