Pitt Town church and Coronavirus
Below is an excerpt from the Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies:
“In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning, banning enclosed gatherings in excess of 100 people, I have decided that the Anglican Church in Sydney should suspend all public church gatherings until further notice.
We are encouraging all our churches to consider providing their services online or by other communication methods. We shall make every effort to care for our church communities and the wider public, especially those who are isolated and vulnerable.”
As a result, please read below the impact this will have on our Sunday meetings and all other regular weekly groups until further notice.
All our Sunday Services, both onsite at Pitt Town and Wiseman's Ferry, will not meet in person until further notice. Instead we'd love for you to join us for one of our online services by clicking one of the live stream options above on Sundays.
Youth and Children’s Groups:
All youth and children’s groups will be cease until further notice. This is also in-line with the Archbishop of Sydney’s direction.
Growth group members should refer to their Growth Group leader for further direction in relation to their particular growth group meetings.
Fig Tree Café:
At this time, and subject to further advice from the Diocese of Sydney and the Government, Fig Tree Café will remain open on Saturday mornings.
It saddens us that we need to take this action. However, in our commitment to love others and protect the health of all requires us to err on the side of caution.
However, we find comfort in the words of our Lord Jesus who says to us “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have troubles in this world. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33.
As the situation further develops, we will continue to communicate our plans to move forward as we adapt to the situation.
Please keep us in your prayers as we faithfully seek the Lord’s direction in bringing Him glory despite the circumstances.
In the meantime, please take heart and cling to Jesus, for as followers of Jesus we know the words of Romans 8:35-39 to be true:
“Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? . . .No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The Elders, Staff, and Wardens of Pitt Town Anglican Church
(Updated 19 March 2020)