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About these Pages

These pages are a repository for helpful information and links for people planning to host or currently hosting Ukrainians and for those in the community interesting in helping or just finding more about what’s involved.   Businesses and other organisations are included for information and are not being specifically recommended.
 
There has been a significant grass roots response to the Ukrainian crisis and many people and organisations have offered information and assistance.  Gathered here are links and documents which may be of interest, these include:
 
A detailed report of all the stages necessary to obtain the visa, by someone who has gone through the process.  The process is complicated and understanding the pitfalls and how to navigate around these is useful.  There is also an English to Ukrainian translation of each of the questions.
 
A description of the needs, character and attitude of the Ukrainian refugees arriving on the Polish border written by a Polish woman and her British partner who have been at the border assisting people arriving.  The danger of course, is that such a document may make some generalisations, it is not an operating manual for a machine, but might be a useful starting point.
 
There are also a series of documents, split by category, with useful links to services and information.

Broken Links?

If you find any of the links are broken please let us know by copying the link into an email to: WestcottHelpUkraine@gmail.com (please copy and paste this address into your email – not a live link to avoid junk mail!)

Additional Useful information or links

If you have any additional information, documents or links that would be useful to share please include these in an email to: 
WestcottHelpUkraine@gmail.com (please copy and paste this address into your email – not a live link to avoid junk mail!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning, or Wednesday morning.

Where and When - Sunday Morning

Welcome Flag

We meet at Holy Trinity Church (find us) on Sunday mornings.  There are two Sunday Services to choose from:

The 8:30 am Book of Common Prayer Communion Service

This is a traditional service, with organ-led traditional hymns.  It is a beautiful and peaceful way to begin your Sunday morning.  The service lasts about 45 minutes.

The 10:15am Parish Service is either a service of Morning Worship, or Communion. 

This is a more informal service, with a mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs.  The service usually lasts about an hour.  This service is also livestreamed on Zoom.  You won't be able to use your camera or microphone, but will be able to see, hear and join in with the service, from the comfort of your own home.

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory in church, but there are designated seating areas for those who prefer to wear masks.

If you feel unwell, please do not come in person - join us on Zoom at our 10:15am Sunday services.

For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space (if you're driving) and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our Welcome Team who will answer any questions you might have about the service, and help you find a seat.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after both services. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to pause and reflect before heading home. All refreshments are free.
Accessibility: There is wheelchair access to the side of the church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. 

Where and When - Midweek

On Wednesday mornings, at 10am, there is a small, friendly and informal Communion Service, held at St John's Chapel (find us).  There are a choice of sofas or chairs to sit on.  The service usually starts with a song (unaccompanied but joyful!) and lasts about 30 minutes.  Refreshments are usually served afterwards.  
Parking directly outside St John's is limited, so if you want a guaranteed parking space, it is a good idea to arrive 10-15 minutes early.  However if you are able, there is on-street parking available in Furlong Road or St John's Road.  A warm welcome awaits you!

Getting Connected

Small Groups
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some mornings and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Do get in touch with us if you'd like to know more about any of these services, or if you have any other questions about coming along to church.


We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.