All Church Services and Social Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic
Service sheets have been produced by the Methodist Church and will be provided each week on this site.
We are encouraging chapels to use this at the same time as their chapel service would have been on Sunday
so that we feel that we are still worshipping together, although not physically being together.
Spring Harvest for all the family online … and its free!
Sadly, this year’s Spring Harvest event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. However even though this has left them with a £1.5m hole in their accounts which threatens their very future they are planning to launch the event online via Spring Harvest Home on YouTube from 13th – 17th April.
We can’t go to Spring Harvest this year so they're bringing Spring Harvest to us! - and it will be free and accessible for all. This is an amazing annual event for absolutely all of the family and will include adapted versions of the Big Start, Bible teaching, worship, seminars and perhaps some more light-hearted viewing, right through the day.
The team are currently working non-stop (in self isolation of course) to ensure this reaches us.
Spring Harvest Home will be on YouTube at the following link: SH2020 ...and please subscribe to the Spring Harvest channel and put the dates in your diary.
Moving forward, Spring Harvest believes that they will be able to deliver Spring Harvest again in 2021. Nobody knows what the long-term consequences Covid-19 will have for the event and our nation, but with us standing with them, they firmly believe they will be back next year.
What is Methodism? - a brief explanation
The Methodist Church is a mainstream world wide Christian Church. It works in partnership with other denominations whenever possible. But there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive.
'All can be saved'
Methodists hold an inclusive theology; no one is beyond the reach of God's love.
John Wesley became aware of an immense sense of 'blessed assurance' at his conversion.
Living a holy life
Methodists are asked to surrender our lives to God's will. 'Social holiness' is important.
A grassroots movement
Ordinary lay people have always played a major part in running the Church.
A Covenant with God
Methodists celebrate a special Covenant service annually, usually at the new year.
'Born in song'
Singing our faith has always been important to Methodists. Charles Wesley wrote hundreds of well-loved hymns.
Methodism began in the context of small groups of Christians seeking to take their faith seriously and apply it to their lives.
Methodists and the Bible
The Methodist founding documents emphasise a call to 'scriptural holiness'
The Methodist 'quadrilateral'
Methodists reflect using scripture, reason, tradition and the experience of God in our lives.
Methodists belong to local churches, but also feel part of a larger connected community, the Connexion.
A full explanation of all the above is available on the Methodist Church website.