Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
This week (18 - 25 January) is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. With this in mind the Methodist Church is organising three Prayer meetings via Zoom, led by local church leaders.
If you wanted to attend any sessions, you would be very welcome.
As a result of the new national lockdown announced on 4 January our churches will be closed until further notice.
Infection rates are very high, and the only way we can help to protect you, is to remain closed for a while. However, as well as our online services we are organising ways to stay connected via the internet, including a monthly parish quiz on Wednesday nights, and a bible study, 'Living with the Psalms', which runs through January and February.
Contact the Parish Office if you would like to join the quiz.
Living with the Psalms
From January 2021, the Churches Together team are inviting you to join an online bible study based on John Bell’s book, ‘Living with the Psalms’.
Many have found consolation through the words of the Psalms and this ancient poetry is still relevant today.
All are welcome.
Pause for thought
With the Reverend Angela Hannafin
As we move forward into Winter, it’s clear that the darker mornings are with us. Many people dislike this time of year, since the lack of vitamin D and sunlight can have a real impact on our wellbeing. It seems everything in the natural world is slowing down too.
However, the Christian season of Advent, running through December, reminds us that as nature slows down, so we can too...
Our environmental policy
Our planet is facing a dramatic change in climate, which according to scientists the world over is a result of human action over the last 150 years, predominantly through the burning of fossil fuels to create energy.
As Christians we have a responsibility to take care of God's creation and the Parish Environmental Policy declares our commitment to do just that.
Village News magazine
The Dec 20 - Jan 21 edition of our online Village News magazine is now available.
The magazine combines a mix of articles of general interest with church news and information. This edition focuses on the winter season and the approaching Christmas celebrations.
Click on the cover to read.
For help, support & information
Activity resource sheets
Our Christmas activity reflected upon creativity including painting. Last summer I watched a very informative and enjoyable BBC4 programme about Winston Churchill’s paintings....
Prayer & worship
Find the time to explore some of these resources and listen to weekly intercessions, lead by Angela and members of our congregation, to help you through this pandemic.
Free dial-in worship
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes during the coronavirus lockdown.
The church really helps me put life in perspective, particularly when I've had a challenging week.