Sunday Live: COVID-19 Summer Update

We hope you are as excited as we are to return to church whenever it is safest to do so as one church family. In this update, we want to share with you how our online services will look over the summer and start the discussion about the return to church.

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Latest Updates

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) these updates will let you know what is happening at Granshaw.

Update from Mark on Corona Virus

Posted on 03 July, 2020

We in Granshaw Family Church have been giving a lot of thought and prayer to how we best respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We have been keeping an eye on the ever-changing situation, we have been putting out Sunday Live Services / Daily Podcasts / and lots of Youth work online, so you still feel connected to our church family.

People are still confused about church being open. The Government have said churches can re-open on the 29th June 2020… BUT it must keep social distancing which stands at 2 meters… Which means for some churches with big buildings and few worshipers this is not a problem…But for our church, it is a big problem as we can only get 46 people into church and we normally have 400 people and we would not be allowed to sing praise songs out loud.

Therefore, Granshaw Church CAN NOT OPEN at this moment in time due to the 2 meters restrictions.

We are prayerfully and practically considering how to make church available after the summer when social distancing is dropped to 1 meter.  YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY…

Going forward, it is hoped that you will continue to enjoy our online services, along with the daily podcasts and youth work. This will have to be our church for the next two months and then we will have a review of meeting together and how we can get back to a new church safely and with everyone feeling safe and comfortable.

So please love and care for each other at this crazy time in our history.

With love



Posted on 27 March, 2020

We are aware that some of you would like to continue contributing to the weekly offering while we are having Church online.

You can setup a Monthly Standing Order with your online banking using the details below, or by completing this
Monthly Standing Order form and submit it to your bank. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal using the button below.

Online Banking Details

Account Number: 31046705
Sort Code: 95-02-81

If you would like to split your donation between FWO, United Appeal and Repairs and Maintenance, please contact Alison Hawthorne -

PayPal Donation

You can make a donation through the send money to friends and family option within PayPal. Please reference your FWO number and use the following email address:

Granshaw Family Church seeks to be a haven for people with broken hearts.

We believe that as God's family we should love, care for and support one another in the ups and downs of everyday life. We want you to feel at home, be inspired by the worship, and challenged by the biblical messages.


From the Blog

Stories, thoughts and articles on what is happening at Granshaw and in the wider community.

A Response: Prayer for Coronavirus

Posted by Stephen on 30 March, 2020

These prayers are taken from Pete Grieg 24/7 Global Prayer movement.

COVID-19 Online Child Protection Policy

Posted by AK on 27 March, 2020

Given the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our Ministry and Youth Ministry practices have changed dramatically. Without the ability to meet in-person, online technology has become more important to ministry than ever.

Additional guidance from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Posted by Stephen on 25 March, 2020

An update on guidance from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland regarding Funerals, Church Premises, Weddings and Baptisms in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).