We continue to find ourselves in strange and challenging times and although we are now in a period where the lockdown is being gradually eased, this does not mean that the challenges we face are over. The government has now offered guidance which suggests that churches may open after July 4th. At the moment our church buildings remain closed and we would urge you not to rush into opening them up again and looking to simply return to how things were a few months ago. There are many important practical, theological and missional matters to consider as we take cautious steps towards being the church we are being called to be now and in the future.

Many of you have been incredibly innovative and creative as you have continued to “be church” – still worshipping, learning, caring for one another and the most vulnerable in our communities, serving those beyond our church families and sharing the good news of our faith with people that we have not encountered before.

Our churches are having and will continue to have a significant role to fulfil in our communities even though our buildings are not yet open. So, please do remain patient and work closely with those in leadership in your Circuit so that together you can prayerfully discern the appropriate way ahead which enables you to fulfil your mission whilst being attentive to the safety and wellbeing of all concerned. In the meantime, please do continue to look regularly at the District and Connexional websites and the District mailings for information and resources to help you as continue to fulfil “Our Calling.” May you all continue to know God’s blessing and the equipping of the Holy Spirit as you seek to be faithful to God in these days.

Methodism in this area has a strong local presence, a faithful tradition of worship and a growing sense of commitment to the wider community. Combined with strong local loyalties there is an awareness of the need for change, which has resulted in a new sense of local ministry and neighbourhood action in several places. We hope you can find what you are looking for.
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District News – 7 July 2020

Reminder about this weekend’s District Celebration
Future Zoom event – webinar on Grief and grieving
News from the Methodist Church, including links to the latest guidance on opening buildings.
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The 2020 Conference Reps – meeting virtually!

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Weekly Prayer – Sunday 5th July

Gracious God, in a world that has often encouraged us to think of power, position and possessions as being the most important things, we are so grateful for your invitation to find rest, rhythm and recovery in you.

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Pastoral Message – Sunday 5th July

Wearing masks in public is now not only greatly encouraged but also actually required if you’re travelling on public transport or attending a medical appointment. So, in our house, we’ve just recently taken delivery of the masks that we may need to wear when we go to the hairdresser, or visit friends, or eat out over the coming months.

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A Weekend of Prayer & Celebration 11th – 12th July

We are holding a weekend of prayer and celebration on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July and we’d love everyone to join in.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This is where you can find all the latest news, guidance and resources available to you in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Coronavirus Lay Employment Support – UPDATED 22nd JUNE

Most employers are facing urgent questions about the wellbeing of their staff, changes to duties required, financial position of the employing body, and rapidly changing guidance from government.

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