UCKG HelpCentre restructures prayer services as restrictions tighten

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In light of the most recent government thinking, the UCKG HelpCentre has restructured all its services of prayer with immediate effect, so that they only take place online. This applies until further notice.

The online prayer services will be held Monday to Friday at 10am, 3pm and 7.30pm, on Saturdays they are scheduled for 10am and 3pm. On Sundays they will be held at 7.30am, 10am, and 6pm, with a further service at 4pm for people who want to pray about overcoming addictions. All services can be accessed through the links below:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/UniversalChurchUK/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/uckguk/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/uckgtv
Liberty Radio – https://libertyradio.co.uk

The UCKG HelpCentre’s schedule of radio and TV programmes is continuing as normal, and so is its 24-hour telephone Helpline, 020 7686 6000.

“Our aim in doing this is to ensure that we protect and support our congregations and the community at large, our pastors, volunteers and everyone we come into contact with, for as long as necessary,” said Bishop Álvaro Lima, the UCKG HelpCentre’s Bishop in charge for the UK.

“For the time being the HelpCentres, as our churches are called, remain open for anyone who needs one to one support, and for individuals who wish to pray alone at the altar, present their vows and prayer requests,” Bishop Álvaro added. This applies to HelpCentres in London and throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is for people not currently obliged to isolate themselves.

Anyone coming to the HelpCentres must be sure to maintain a social distance of at least two metres from the pastor, if they are seeing one, while they talk and pray together. Those who come in to pray alone must also keep their distance from others doing the same. Essentials like sanitising hand gels and soap and hot water will be available as required.

As of today’s date all of the UCKG’s community outreach and group events have been cancelled, although online activities may be introduced later and will be announced when decisions have been made.

The UCKG’s Catford soup kitchen continues to operate, but in take away mode only, having introduced a number of measures in line with governmental guidance related to coronavirus, over a week ago.

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Notes to editors

UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all- comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.

For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on press@uckg.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.