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Coronavirus

This page collects together all of the news resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

From now on, you can find the letter from our minister under 'Headlines' on our Welcome page.

Are you panicking? Frustrated? Try our page of Shared Thoughts - they may help you.


Church Family Blessing

See this video of some of our church members, sending you a message.
(35MB MP4 file that will download to your device).
Or see it on the Square Facebook page.


Free Dial-a-Prayer

The dial a prayer and news service has been a real blessing to some of our more isolated people as they are able to phone and listen, and the addition of a weekly message from Richard and I will hopefully be an added blessing to many.

I would encourage you to print off information about these phone lines, and post them to anyone you know who may be feeling lonely and cut off so that they can receive words of support and spiritual sustenance in these challenging days.

Carolyn Lawrence, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

Prayer: 0808 281 2514 Message: 0808 281 2695 News: 0808 281 2478


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General Advice


For current information about the virus, and about restrictions on activities, please visit the GOV.UK website


General Guidance and Resources are available on the National Methodist Church Website

23 March 2020: The National Methodist Website also has a page entitled Coronavirus: Taking care of yourself and those around you

3 April 2020: Churches Together in England has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. Visit www.cte.org.uk/prayersofhope for your copy. This poster has been made available due to our awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills. We are keen to avoid adding any pressure to our emergency service personnel, particularly at this difficult time.

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5

1 May 2020: A Little Help if Needed
During these strange times when we have to stay at home, it is proving difficult for even the most robust of us. Staying at home, not seeing loved ones, not being able to socialise as we would normally do, not being able to celebrate, commiserate or just enjoy company can prove challenging. Should it be needed here are some details of organisations to contact (pdf).

8 May 2020: Some further places to look for help if you need it (pdf).

Worship

We will not be assembling for worship at church until further notice.

If you wish to continue your worship at home, there are online resources available, which you can find from the menus at the top of this page: click on Worship, then Worship This Week.

Also see resources to help support children and young people


Groups, Events and Activities

All other Group meetings, Events and Activities at the church complex are cancelled until further notice.

MINISTER'S MESSAGES

The messages from our minister that were previously listed here can now be found in our archive.