Rachel in Bath writes: we have set up several expressions of church over the last couple of months within the covid restrictions at the time, which have reached out to people who don’t want either a traditional service or a zoom/facebook service to which every church seems to have defaulted.
Picnic Church: people bring a picnic blanket and food and are provided with a craft kit. We began it mid-august and did it every two weeks until second lockdown.
Muddy Church: joint expression with the local Methodist Church – it’s rained heavily both times. ‘Wandering and Wondering’ in socially-distanced family bubbles.
Walking Church: exploring inspiring biblical passages while finding God in nature on or just off the estate.
Breathe: a relaxing and meditative gathering with home-grown liturgy and meditations to gentle music. A calm Oasis in the business of life.
Now Lockdown v2 has hit, we will need to suspend those expressions temporarily, but we hope to keep something of them going online without a youtube or facebook live service in sight