**UPDATE JANUARY 2021**
Following the recent announcement of a third national lockdown, Wesley Methodist Church will remain closed until further notice (with the exception of Leigh Wesley Pre-school). This decision has been made with a heavy heart, but we look forward with hope to a time when we can join together in worship in the church building again. In the meantime, our online services will continue – please see the details below, including the start of Zoom services alongside those on YouTube. Although the building is closed, the church is still active and we continue to support our community in any way that we can – please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any support.
**UPDATE 8TH AUGUST 2020**
Face coverings are now mandatory in places of worship. Please wear a face covering when in the church building. If you do not have one, there will be some available. If you are exempt, please just let one of the stewards know.
We are initiating a number of ways to continue to support each other and the wider community during the coronavirus pandemic; ways to stay together whilst apart.
- Joining together in Worship
We will be taking part in worship together but apart, by all watching Sunday Worship on BBC1 on a Sunday morning. The times change weekly so please keep an eye out!
Pastor Steve is producing online services available on YouTube for everyone to take part in. Links for these are below.
An archive of all the services from April 2020 onwards can be found on Pastor Steve’s YouTube channel here.
This week’s service is from Rev Dr. Calvin Samuel for Sunday 24th January and goes live on YouTube from the earlier time of 10am on Sunday 24th January. Just click here.
From Sunday 10th January, we will also be introducing Zoom services. Occasionally, these will be joint with our friends at Highlands Methodist Church. A link for each week will be added to this page.
These services will start at 11am.
The link for the Zoom service on Sunday 24th January is:
(no Passcode, but we do use the waiting room).
This service will be joint with Highlands Methodist Church, and they have provided the following additional details:
The service is at 11.00am site open from 10.40am
There are TWO ways you’ll be able to join us:
To join us BY PHONE:
- Call 0131 460 1196
- When you are asked to, enter our Meeting ID, which is 923 461 257, and press the # button on your phone
- Press the # button again, and you’ll be connected with everyone else on the call
To join from a COMPUTER or TABLET (with the option to see others and yourself be seen):
- Click on this link a little before the service on Sunday is due to start: https://zoom.us/j/923461257
- Download the Zoom app, if you’re prompted to do so
- You should then be connected with everyone else on the call
- if you are asked for a password – highlands (lower case)
There are also a number of online worship services available from various denominations – please see a list of some here.
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
January 2021 – “In God we Trust” Is the official motto of the United States of America and it is also the theme of our January Memory Worship service. God doesn’t just jump right in and enter our lives, he waits to be asked, He waits for us to believe and place our trust in Him. Many thanks once again to Alleyn Court for permission to share the talents of your young people with our congregation. Whether we are on calm or stormy waters, God’s love for each one of us is beyond measure and He longs for us to talk to him, to pray and to spend time with him. Jesus is waiting patiently to hear from you today.
Memory Worship at Home for January 2021 is available to view on YouTube by clicking here.
- Telephone Befriending
One of our church members is a volunteer telephone befriender with Age Concern. If you would like to use this service, please get in touch directly with Age Concern:
- Southend Foodbank
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we had a Southend Foodbank collection basket at the church. Whilst this part of the church building is not open, we are able to accept any donations when we are open for services or during Private Prayer (Wednesdays 11am-1pm). If you are unable to attend the church but would still like to help, monetary donations of any size would be very gratefully received. Bank details and the address to send cheques to can be found on the Southend Foodbank website.
Thank you so much for all you are able to give.