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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.



Sunday Reflections

Sunday 5th July — Read Deacon Liz Day's reflection: A Living Hope here. Or download it here

Sunday 28th June — Read Rev Tim Perkin's reflection: Clothed in Immortality! here. Or download it here

Sunday 21st June — Read Rev Leonora Wassell's reflection Reflections on the Resurrection Body

Sunday 14th June — A short talk based on a Bible reading found in 1 Corinthians 15, 35-58 produced by Christchurch Ilkley

Sunday 7th June — Read Rev Lesley Taylor's reflection for Trinity Sunday "The place where we dance with God" here, or download it here

Sunday 31st May — Read Rev Dr Roberta Topham's reflection for Sunday 31st here. Or download it here.

Sunday 24th May — Read Deacon Liz Day's reflection: Right Relationships here

Sunday 17th May — Read Rev Dr Roberta Topham's reflection: Living in Christ: Living the Christian Life here, or download it here

Sunday 10th May — View Rev Roger Smith's reflection for Sunday 10th of May here, or download it here

Sunday 3rd May — download Rev Shannon Delaureal's reflection for Sunday 3rd May "The Ministry of Reconciliation" by clicking here

26th April — download Deacon Jenny Parnell's reflection for Sunday 26th April here

19th April — download Rev Leonora's reflection for Sunday 19th April here

Download Easter Day Service Sheet and reflection From Rev Tim Perkins here

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


Gospel Videos

View a series of weekly gospel readings produced by Guiseley Methodist Church .

Sunday 5th July 202 Made to Measure based on Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 and read by David Tate

Sunday 21st June 2020 Comfort and Challenge Based on Matthew 10: 26-39 — Rev Roger Smith:

Sunday 14th June 2020 — Plentiful harvest, few workers based on Matthew 9:35 — 10:8 — Pauline Tate

Sunday 7th June 2020 — Trinity Sunday based on Matthew 28: 16-20 — Neil & Christine Moffoot

Sunday 24th May: Heart strangely warmed — Rev Tim Perkins

Sunday 17th May: The promise of the Holy Spirit — Deacon Jenny Parnell

Sunday 10th May: Recorded by Rev Lesley Taylor and is based on John 14: 1-14.

Sunday 3rd May: Jesus the Good Shepherd — Leslie & Catherine Holmes

Sunday 26th April: On the road to Emmaus - Keith & Nancy Reed


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:

Each Sunday at 10:00am Christchurch Ilkley runs a short service by Zoom. If you would like to receive the link to attend this then please email: rev.robertatopham@gmail.com

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


Holy Week Reflections

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

Tuesday of Holy Week — A jar of perfume

Wednesday of Holy Week — Servant Feet

Thursday of Holy Week "One final meal...")

Deacon Liz Day has a Reflection for Good Friday 2020

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