Regrettably, many of our activities are restricted due to the Coronavirus. There are a number of resources produced by the Free Church and others produced by the URC.
We had restarted church worship one Sunday a month during the Autumn. We have now had to cancel our plans for any services in November and plan, subject to restrictions, to return to regular worship in December.
Our Coffee Bar, Tookey's and our Fair Trade Shop, Just Sharing, are planning to open again soon.
We are publishing a Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Service/Devotion .
We are adding items which we hope will interest you to our Worship at Home page. This includes a number of video services and devotions from Catherine and others. (Click on the image to the left. )
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.
You can view our latest Keeping in Touch and other publications on our Publications page. Click on the image to the left to jump to there.
The URC produces a range of useful resources including...
The URC Eastern Synod are producing regular updates and the latest one can be viewed by clicking on the image to the left.
The URC have produced a publication called "New Reality, same Mission" which can be viewed by clicking on the image to the left.
There are a number of useful guides which are avilable to download from the URC including "Ready for the New Normal". Click on the image to the left to access these.
Did you know that the URC is a member of JPIT?Click on the image to the left for their latest newsletter.
The latest newsletter from Westminster College is available by clicking on the image to left.
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 will continue to follow the government guidance regarding church services and in relation to all the other activicties and events which would normally take place in our building.
Some government advice which is relevant to us includes:-
Guidance for the vulnerable who are advised to shield, 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).
There are no upcoming events
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