The recent news of the likely national lockdown from November 5th will undoubtedly have brought further disappointment and anxiety to many. This, of course, means that our church buildings must now close once more, with some exceptions which you can read more about on the Coronavirus guidance page of our website. Where decisions are called for about those exceptions, please do give serious and prayerful consideration to what is wise in terms of our responsibilities towards each other. Where such decisions are under consideration, Church Councils are encouraged to make them in liaison with their Circuit staff and officers.
There continues to be a wide range of opportunities for worship and fellowship being offered by many Circuits and local churches and we remain incredibly grateful to all those who are making it possible to worship, pray and share fellowship together. So, however, you are being enabled to worship, may your connections with others and your encounters with God continue to resource and inspire you as you approach the joys and challenges of each day.
Revd Gill Newton – November 2020
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.
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