Last updated - Thursday December 2020 - 11:30
You can find Worship at Home resources here
As we move into Tier 4, it has been decided that we should honour the Government's instruction to 'Stay at Home' and therefore there will not be physical worship at our churches for at least the next few weeks.
We will be reviewing this decision going forward, keeping an eye on Government and Methodist guidance.
We will continue to worship online service every Sunday at 10am (click here for details). We know that not everyone is able to access online video. Written transcripts are available for each service (go to the worship page, click on the service and there is a link at the bottom), and we are also able to provide DVDs of the weekly worship videos. To request one, contact Matt Collins.
It is important to remember that we are the people of God wherever we are, and not just when we congregate in a church building. Jesus said that wherever two or three gather together in my name, there I am in the midst of them. (Matthew 18.20) But gathering together is clearly not possible right now. However, we need to be creative in our understanding of that instruction. If two people connect together through a telephone call, or text message exchange, if two people Skype or Facetime, then surely Jesus is there in the midst of that. Therefore it is vital that we keep in touch with one another. Pastoral visitors - can you arrange to speak to the people on your lists regularly, so that everyone has at least one call to look forward to. Share your number with those who may need to call you for a chat. Think about who are the people most likely to feel lonely and isolated, and reach out to them in this way.
The Methodist Church website has a number of useful resources which can be found at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus-guidance/
If you aren't already, we suggest you sign up to the Circuit Email Mailing list, so that we can ensure that you are kept up to date with any news and resources. - You can sign up at https://www.salfordcircuit.org.uk/mailing-signup
Meanwhile, stay safe, and keep praying - for one another, for the community, for the world, and for all those suffering from the virus itself. And keep in touch!
Clare and Kim