This is our completely revised homepage, full of links to ideas for worship during these exceptional times.
Oct 31st UPDATE:
2nd Lockdown announced; services in the church are therefore sadly suspended once again.
However, go to our services page to see what’s planned for December! (Gov. guidelines permitting)
We are pleased to confirm the appointment of
Rev. Dr. Simon Topping in succession to Rev. Elizabeth Kirova, who will be leaving us in August 2021. Simon will be leading us from September 2021. Read his letter to us here
For the latest advice about the current coronavirus situation:
Read this week’s Church Newsletter here
A freephone prayer and news service is now available from the Methodist Church:
To listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
To listen to news: 0808 281 2478
Content is updated weekly on a Thursday evening.
Bible Study Resources
from Rev. Elizabeth:
(see previous weeks’ resources on our archives page)
Midsomer Norton Methodist Church has a Facebook page with lots of video services and thoughts for the day.
Wesley’s Chapel in London will live-stream worship services,
and has a video library of past services.
Service times are:
Mon – Sat: 10:00
Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.
Click here to go the the Wesley Chapel YouTube video library
or here for their live-streaming feed
Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem
(Stoke-on-Trent) will also live-stream worship:
Sundays 10.30 and 6:15
Click here to go to the Swan Bank Methodist Church YouTube website.
Click here to go to our own Sermon Library and pick from over 60 archived sermons.
These sheets have been produced to inspire you as you spend time with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you. Click here to go to the Methodist
Church worship-from-home page
We are grateful to our sisters and brothers around the world who hold us in prayer as we hold them. We should not be afraid “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for other
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love – demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.
[from the Methodist Church website]