Due to the COVID-19 situation, all public worship and activities are suspended.
Visit our What's On page for devotional materials and live Sunday worship!
During this time, the Methodist Church in Britain is providing a number of resources online for Methodists to continue to worship.
Online Worship Resources
The best place to find these online resources is by following this link:
A number of Methodist Churches around the country are also conducted acts of worship online. These include the following:
Wesley's Chapel in London who will live-stream from the chapel (the Minister lives on the premises):
Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, this worship will be studio based – with strict distancing rules being followed:
www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/
Methodist Central Hall Westminster:
“Life Together” will be taking place from Wednesday 12th February to Sunday 16th February.
Andrew Emison is looking for volunteers to cook and be present during the sessions. Please help if you can. If you are not able to help in this way, please pray for our young people as they share in discipleship in this way.
The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian charity with 141 years of experience. Through The Leprosy Mission’s global family a population of 305 million people in around 30 leprosy-affected countries is served. Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease associated with poverty. It is easily cured.
Leprosy starts by damaging the small nerves on the skin’s surface resulting in a loss of sensation. The Leprosy Mission is asking for help and prayer for more skilled medical staff to continue its hospitals’ vital work. People affected by leprosy often live in extremely poor conditions and have very limited access to medical care. Without treatment they face preventable disability and a bleak future.
Prejudice and discrimination against people with this disease means that families are torn apart and suicide can sometimes feel like the only option. Medical staff working for The Leprosy Mission cure and treat thousands of people each year, providing unconditional love and skilled medical care at specialist leprosy hospitals. They work long hours because resources are so scarce. Following God’s calling, they work for a fraction of the salaries their clinical training enables them to earn.
According to the latest World Health Organisation statistics, there were 208,619 new cases of leprosy diagnosed globally in 2018 – around one every two minutes. Due to the reluctance of leprosy patients to seek treatment because of the stigma surrounding the disease, we regard these figures as understated.
More information can be found on their website here.
What a wonderful Christmas it has been. It was wonderful to see so many people in Church for the Community Nativity, Carold by Candlelight and on Christmas Day itself as we welcomed Christ into our world and into our lives. The picture below is of worship on Christmas Day as we all shared the gifts we had received!
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the initials HH alongside the 10.45am service for Frodsham on the new plan. HH stands for Holy Habits, a book written by Methodist minister Rev'd. Andrew Roberts, which has become an extremely popular resource for many churches. During the autumn quarter we will be looking at each of the ten ‘habits’ of Christian discipleship as outlined in the book, based on the picture of the early church as recorded by Luke in Acts ch 2 vv 42-47.
You may like to read the book in advance, although this is not essential. It is published by Malcolm Down, RRP £10.99, but it can be found from various sources online for less than this. I can highly recommend it.
As usual we will be supporting a number of charities over the Christmas period.
Our sock tree will go up on Sunday December 2nd to receive your gifts of new socks for men, women and children. Also under the tree we will collect hats, gloves and scarves. These will be given to Chester Aid to the Homeless, and to Warrington Salvation Army for their work in support of victims of human trafficking.
Our collection at the Carols by Candlelight service will be for Action for Children (formerly NCH), a Methodist - founded charity supporting disadvantaged children across the UK. Gift Aid envelopes will be available. If you are a taxpayer please use this to increase the value of your gift by 25%.
Our gifts on Christmas Day will go to Christian Aid. Their campaign this year is in support of those offering help in war-torn communities. Again, Gift Aid envelopes will be available.
In our Sunday morning worship over the next few weeks we will be looking at ways in which we can grow, learn and be disciples together. These themes will be taken from a book called Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert C. Schnase. New and second hand copies are available to buy on Amazon.
Good to be joined by those from the other churches in Frodsham for our annual New Year's Eve Ecumenical Service today.
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