Public Announcement: March 2020
17 March 2020
Many of you will now know that the Methodist Church has today recommended that all Methodist worship services should be suspended in line with government recommendations. The same advise has also been issued by the General Secretary of the United Reformed Church. Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu have today said it is now necessary to put Church of England public services on hold until further notice.
Therefore all Church Services, Church Meetings and Activities in our churches are suspended until further notice.
We realise that some people will feel that this decision is an over-reaction inspired by fear, but we believe that we are just trying to respond in a Christian way to a difficult problem so as to save lives.
We live in extraordinary times and we will need now to think about creative ways to worship and care for one another.
In and with the love of Christ,
Rev Kathryn Taylor — AREA Chair and URC Minister
Rev Blair Kirkby — Methodist Superintendent Minister
Rev Cecil White — URC Minister
Rev Debbie Hodgson — Methodist Minister
You may also be interested in
My dear New Church family,My name is Ernie Bosse. I am 68 years old.I was born in South Africa, and during my earlier years living in Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu/Natal province before moving to East London in the Eastern Cape.I am married to Robyn, and we will shortly celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary in June. We have three adult children, two daughters and a son. Between them, we...
We send our profound condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the members of the Royal Family following the death of Prince Philip today. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.A Statement from the Methodist Churchhttps://urc.org.uk/latest-news/378...
Worshipping Through NatureEaster offers us hope, whatever our situation and our fears. Sometimes the journey to get there is enormously hard, we have to pass through the cross before resurrection; winter before spring. But Easter hope is always present to us in God, even in the midst of troubles.These prayers invite us to notice and appreciate the life bursting forward in God's...