Dear Church Family
In response to today’s (Nov 19) announcement from our Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry, we will be cancelling all of the in-person church gatherings for the next three Sundays – Nov 22, 29 and Dec 6. This is in compliance with the extended restrictions on social gatherings to include in-person faith-based services.
Let me take this opportunity to encourage you to pray for one another, our increasingly taxed front-line workers, those in care homes such as Tabor that have experienced outbreaks, the schools, workplaces, stores and homes in our city. These continue to be trying times, but let us pray with hope! Pray that God will see us through this pandemic, that He will work out His purposes for His glory and that the church will rise up at this time to be examples as we love our neighbours and care for those around us.
We will miss one another, but please know you are loved!
In Christ,
Lead Pastor Jamie Fox  


What impact are the new wave of Covid-19-related Public Health Orders (which came into effect on November 19th) going to have on worship and ministry at Sevenoaks?

  • All in-person worship services are suspended until at least December 7th.
  • All church-related in-person gatherings of any size or for any purpose, whether in the church building or elsewhere, are suspended until at least December 7th.
  • For greater certainty, this means that all small group meetings, Gospel Communities, Bible studies and prayer groups must suspend gathering in person.
  • Some of the gatherings which had been planned will be held virtually. Others will be rescheduled, indefinitely postponed, or cancelled.
  • The church office will remain open during our ordinary office hours, which are from 8:30 until 4:30 Monday through Thursday.
  • However, any one entering the church office lobby will now be required to wear a mask.
  • Church staff will continue to be permitted to come to work, but will be required to wear masks at all times except when they are sitting at their desks in their own offices.

There are THREE exceptions to the prohibition against in-person gatherings:

  • Staff meetings
  • The Monday night A.R.M. meetings. (However, ARM participants will now be required to wear masks at all times.)
  • We are permitted to have a team of up to 10 staff members and/or volunteers gather together for the purpose of recording and/or livestreaming an online worship service.
  • The Candlelight Memorial Service that was planned for Tuesday December 8th will now be held virtually. More information on this will be forthcoming.

At least three of our regular weekly/biweekly ministry gatherings will now be suspended until the new year, regardless of whether or not the current order prohibiting in-person gatherings is lifted on December 7th:

  • The Sevenoaks Kids Sunday morning program
  • Alpha
  • 40/60