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CORONAVIRUS Update:

In view of latest Government advice and as an act of mutual care for everyone who attends we have suspended all worship services and activities, groups and meetings until further notice.

This includes Sunday services, Shoppers Service, the Coffee Room at Victoria, Cafe Plus at Queens Road, Baby Comes Too Toddler groups, CAMEO, HALO, and Girls Brigade. The Holiday Bible Club has also been cancelled.

The Methodist Church website provides worship at home sheets and prayers for use at home – please see https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/the-methodist-church-coronavirus-guidance-and-resources/

Please check this page for further updates.

We are continuing to monitor and follow Government advice and guidance,  and encourage you to do the same; please take whatever steps you need to protect yourselves and keep yourselves safe.

Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.

We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for other
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.

Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love – demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.

Amen.

  [from the Methodist Church website]

The Joint Public Issues Team offer the following prayer for those affected in this difficult time:

Loving God,

In your very being you exist in relationship,

living in service and love with yourself, and with us.

In reflection of this you call us into community,

that in knowing one another, listening to one another,

and serving one another, we might encounter you.

Through the life and ministry of Jesus Christ

when you encountered a hungry crowd,

or a family in need of healing,

or a group isolated from society,

you responded with action, feeding, resurrecting, welcoming.

Open our eyes to the needs of those around us,

especially as we encounter new challenges.

Help us to turn to one another in love,

responding in action, in service of your hope. Amen.