Friends, these are challenging times as we move into Lockdown once more, and this time as winter approaches. It’s vital that we continue to do what we can to reach out to those most affected in our communities, living out God’s special heart for the poor and lonely and bereaved and the spiritually lost, as the church at its best has always done; and it’s vital too that we continue to stream our worship services, whether live or recorded or in partnership with other churches, so as to draw us together into the presence of the Good Shepherd who continues to walk with us through the green pastures and the darkest of valleys.
Thursday marks the beginning of 28 days of Lockdown, but also, on the initiative of our archbishops, the beginning of 28 days of focussed prayer for our nation at this time, and I’d love to encourage every Christian in the diocese to engage with this, and particularly with a very simple discipline: setting the alarms on our phones or wherever to go off at 6 o’clock each evening to remind us to pray together – across the diocese and nation - for just five minutes each day – or more, of course, as the Spirit leads you! It would be great too if as many churches as possible could toll their bells at 6 pm, so as to remind our communities that we are praying for them. And if you’re able to pray and fast once a week over this month – fasting from food or maybe from TV or social media – that too would help us to focus our prayers for God’s mercy at this time, and to keep that living link with the living God. And some words of blessing from Paul’s letter to the Romans: ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’. Amen
We are sorry to announce that once again due to the latest restrictions we have had to close our doors again for the time being. However, we will be streaming our services, so please continue to
worship with us on line
Friday, 30 October 2020
Opening for Worship 1st November
We are pleased to announce we are re-opening for worship on Sunday 1st November at 10.00 am
We are following all Government and Church guidelines for adhering to to Covid-19 restrictions
Therefore things will be very different
Sadly there will be no singing, different families will need to be socially distant from each other
and there will be no refreshments or congregating after the service 😢
Monday, 12 October 2020
A Prayer for World Mental Health Day
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Methodist Year of Prayer
The Methodist Church is declaring 2020/2021 as a year of prayer
You can join a weekly prayer meeting on Tuesday at 12.45-1.45pm [need to register].
See more on the link below.
The new Methodist prayer handbook is also available. It takes you through a month of prayer, that you then repeat, thinking about the Methodist Church throughout the world and the people involved in projects. The handbook is called 'The Earth is the LORD’s', inspired by Psalm 24:1,