Church closure during Covid-19 pandemic – statement
Following UK Government and Methodist Church in Britain guidance, it is with sadness that we inform you that Wesley Methodist Church is CLOSED until further notice. This includes all worship services, Fusion and Fusion+, Parent & Toddler, all church groups and the Coffee Shop.
If you are a hirer, please speak to your contact.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details for the church Leadership Team and Minister can be found here, as well as at the top right of the website homepage.
The website and this page will be updated regularly; please bear with us as we amend and update content.
Coronavirus guidance from The Methodist Church in Britain is available here.
Wesley Methodist Church: Pastor Steve is posting services online each week – details and links can be found on our Together Whilst Apart page, along with details of all the initiatives we are running throughout this pandemic. Please do take a look!
Southend & Leigh Circuit of the Methodist Church: The Southend & Leigh circuit newsletter includes details of all the services, resources and activities that are available across the circuit whilst the church buildings are closed. The newsletter can be accessed via the circuit website here.
The Methodist Church also has a Dial-A-Prayer service available; FREE phone lines for prayers and news from the Methodist Church. Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon.
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478
Singing the Faith Plus: this website has service sheets that can be downloaded – here.
Roots: free resources for worship from home can be found here.
Wesley’s Chapel: Wesley’s Chapel in London will continue to live-stream worship, adapted for no physical congregation. Service times: Wednesday 12:45pm, Thursday 12:45pm, Sunday 9:45am and 11:00am. All these services will be available on their YouTube Channel.
Methodist Central Hall Westminster: lots of videos of sermons available on their YouTube channel.
Taize: at 7:30 p.m. GMT every evening, a prayer with a small group of brothers will be broadcast live from the community via Facebook. Their page can be found here.
Greenbelt: Recordings of past Greenbelt communion services (going back to 2005) are available on the Greenbelt Website.
Rev Dr Calvin Samuel: Rev Dr Calvin Samuel is a Methodist Minister within our Southend and Leigh Circuit, and is minister at Rochford and Rayleigh Methodist Churches. Online services and prayers are available on his Youtube Channel.
The Methodist Church has issued guidance on speaking to children about the virus and some resources associated with it – see their Talking to Young People page here.
The food banks are also suffering from a drop in donations and as the church is closed we are unable to be a drop off point for weekly gifts. In the interim and as an alternative, the foodbank would be grateful for any financial donations. You can donate directly to them – details on their website.
Thank you for all you are able to give.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27 (NRSV)