The church has left the building – CHS during the COVID19 Lockdown

The CHS building will be closed during the lockdown.

We have left the building but we are still the church.
We are showing love by staying home to keep ourselves and others safe
We are showing love as we serve at checkout counters and in hospitals
We are showing love as we chat with a neighbour over the fence
We are showing love when call to check in on the vulnerable or alone
We are showing love as we share our resources with those whose wells have run dry
We are showing love as we pray

We lift our eyes above the waves
To the face of our Saviour and Lord
He is good
He is faithful
He is compassionate
He is Love

During the lockdown we will be:

  • Praying – “My house will be called a house of Prayer”
  • Sharing daily devotions (songs, testimonies and scripture) online
  • Sharing resources for children and youth to worship and reflect
  • Encouraging each other as we adjust to this new reality

Letter from Parish Rector and Team Leader Duncan McLea

Please click on the link below to read a pastoral letter from Duncan to all the churches of the parish. Duncan reflects on the lament of Psalm 137 as the people cry out… “How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?” (Psa 137:3)

CoronaVirusPastoralLetter – 2020-03-26

Practical steps

  • We have set up a CHS Staying Connected Watsapp group to keep in touch. Please email or if you would like to be added to it.
  • We have also set up a CHS Support List of those who are vulnerable or might be in need of practical or pastoral support. Colleen, Judy Van Zyl, Lyn, Ros and Brendan will manage the list and track the needs and co-ordinate a response.  Please email or message Colleen at if you are in need of support or know who is in need of support.

Worship at Home: Message – Brendan Fox; Worship – Cat Lennox -22 March 2020

Cat Lennox leads us in a short session of worship through songs and prayer

Message: “Jesus is with us in the boat – Brendan Fox – Luke 8:22-25”


Come to the Table 2: Luke 7 – Sydney Priester – 15 March 2020

CHS Response to Covid-19 – Lyn Vretos  & Brendan Fox
Supporting Slides – COVID19

Supporting Slides – A Meal with Jesus – 2
Sermon – Luke 7:36-50 – Sydney Priester

Come to the Table: Luke 5 – Brendan Fox – 8 March 2020

Link for Slides A meal with Jesus

PRAYER: Richard Fothergill – 1 March 2020

Notices: Youth Suppers, Matthew Study Course, Missionary Prayer

Sermon: Prayer – Richard Fothergill

Supporting Slides 2020-03-01 Prayer Richard Fothergill

Closing Words – Richard Fothergill


Jonah Bible Studies – Week Four – Steven Copsey

Prayer: Mark 11:17 – Brendan Fox – 23 February 2010

Feedback – Future Talk Malawi – David Chirwa

Sermon: Prayer – Readings Mark 11:17 and Isaiah 56:1-8


Crowther’s Farewell Service: Judy & Gordon Crowther – 16 February 2020

Messages from Gordon and Judy at their final service at CHS.
Introduced by Brendan Fox and Closing Prayer by Murray Bridgeman


Persevere in Prayer: Luke 18:1-8 – Katie Wade – 9 February 2020

Note: We enjoyed this message during a period of Eskom Load Shedding and so no electronic sound but the message was effectively shouted.  Thanks Katie

TEW: Do Not Fear the Numbers – Mark Harrington – 9 February 2020

Reading: Numbers 13 v 25 – 14 v 10 & 14 vs 20 – 25