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.
The Spring Harvest Home Team have put together a special edition of Spring Harvest Home for half-term starting on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May! You can look forward to an episode of Virtual Sunday School on Monday at 9:30am, two brand new editions of Big Start Extra on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30am, a ‘Thought for the Day’ from Bob Hartman Tuesday to Friday at 10:15am, Bible Buds for toddlers on Thursday at 9am, Doug Horley on Friday at 11am and much more.
Lots of new and exciting content is planned and all still for free, so join the team for some family fun on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw_t1J2734g
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.