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On the 17th of March the Methodist Church in the UK recommended that worship services in should be suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance.

Everyone was encouraged to give some thought to how worship might be offered in different ways, including online and using worship at home sheets.

On this page we will provide links to resources that will allow people to worship, pray, meditate etc. at home.

 

Holy Week Reflections

Rev Lesley Taylor takes us through Holy week with a series of reflections
-Monday — The house of God

 

Sunday Reflections

5th April -- Read or download Rev Shannon Delaureal'a reflection for Palm Sunday
29th March 2020 — Read or download Rev Roger Smith's reflection for this week
Deacon Jenny Parnell has written a reflection for Mothering Sunday. View it here, or download here

 

Worship at Home

These short acts of worship from the Methodist Church have been produced for you for home worship. Click Here

 

Live-streamed services

Many churches are undertaking the live-streaming of services. Details of some are below:

Wesley's Chapel in London
Wednesday 12.45, Thursday 12.45 and Sunday 9.45 and 11.00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem
Sunday 10.30

Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Sunday 11.00

 

Devotional Materials from All We Can

All We Can is an international development and emergency relief organisation. Focusing on those in greatest need, it is inspired by Christian principles, and is an integral part of the Methodist family.

They have prepared some devotional materials that you may wish to use to help you reflect, pray and to stay connected. Click here

 

IDEAS Website

IDEAS, the Family Friendly Churches Trust website is packed with resources, activities and songs to use to when worshipping with young people at home. During the current health crisis, they are offering a free service each week of prayers, address and hymns (with music) for use of those who cannot get to church.

 

Burley in Wharfedale Methodist Church

There's a lot happening on Burley Methodist Church website, also, drop by their Facebook Page for prayers, readings and videos. Check it out here

 

Soul Training Exercises

Just as during this time of social distancing and self-isolation we are encouraged to find ways of continuing to do physical exercise, so it is important for our spiritual health for us to find ways to train our souls.

Soul-training exercises are simple exercises that we can practice in order to enable us to become more aware of how God is at work within us and the world.

The exercises included in this section are taken from two books by James Bryan Smith, "The Good and Beautiful God" and "The Good and Beautiful Life". They may need to be adapted slightly in some instances to take account of our current context. However, simply taking one exercise a week and practicing it as often as you are able to will help you to know more of God's peace and grace in your life. Click here

 

A Prayer For Lent

Read and download a Prayer for Lent here

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