Election of a Nominating Committee

The Edict regarding the Election of a Nominating Committee was read in church this morning and will be read again in church on Sunday 25 April. 

A copy of the Edict, an explanatory letter from the Interim Moderator and a Nomination Form have been sent to all those on the Electoral Roll of Crown Court Church of Scotland.

Nominations for members of the Nomination Committee must be with the Session Clerk by 12:30 pm on Sunday 16 May 2021.

For your convenience, pdf copies of all these documents can be accessed below:

Church re-opening

We are delighted that the Kirk Session has decided that we can (cautiously) re-open the church.  As a consequence, the church will be open for worship on Sunday 4 April.  We will close again for a review on Sunday 11 April and, all being well, will then re-open with effect from Sunday 18 April.  All the previous social-distancing and hygiene precautions will remain in place.

Our previous booking system will resume so if you would like to attend the Sunday morning service, please either phone or email the church office (office@crowncourtchurch.org.uk or 020 7836 5643) with your name, contact details and the number of people who would like to attend before 12 noon on the Friday preceeding.  Seats in the church will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis based on the date and time of your email or phone message. 

For those who are not comfortable travelling into central London, and for our more distant congregation, the service for Sunday 4 April will be broadcast live online at the locations below.

Online services will continue via this website at www.crowncourtchurch.org.uk/services ,
via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CrownCourtChurchLondonWc2
and via our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbCJgHBfyjcgNXnuQTJ69Q

Locum Minister

During the current vacancy, the Kirk Session is seeking to appoint a locum minister.  The person appointed will be expected to work two days per week plus officiating at Sunday worship and other services as required.  If you have the relevant skills and experience and are interested in this post please email the Interim Moderator Rev John McMahon

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Songs of Praise – Sunday 21 February

We may not be able to sing in church at the moment, but we can sing at home. So next Sunday, 21 February, we’re going to have a “Songs of Praise” service where it’s up to you to choose the hymns.

To do that, look at the poll below where you’ll find a selection of hymns for which we have recordings.  You can choose up to three hymns before you click on the “vote” button.

Voting will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday 18 February and we’ll use the most popular hymns in next week’s service – so make sure you choose something you enjoy singing!

This poll is no longer accepting votes

Which hymns would you like on Sunday 21 February? You can choose up to three hymns. The hymn numbers are those used in the Church Hymnary 4th Edition.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. 

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.

For 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the resources are available to download via the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website only

Collection in support of Refuge

Crown Court Church of Scotland has chosen to support Refuge for December’s retiring offering. Refuge provides a variety of specialist services including the running of refuges, community outreach projects and a 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline. These services have come under severe pressure since the lockdown measures were implemented at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Normally we hold a retiring collection in support of our nominated charity at our morning and evening services on the first Sunday in December.  This year, we have decided to hold a retiring offering in support of Refuge at every service during December.  In addition, we have set up a JustGiving page to collect for Refuge so that those who cannot come to church in person can also support this worthwhile cause.  You can find our JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/retiringofferingdec2020