Stephen’s letter 13th August, BBC services, Readings w.c. 16th and this week’s Meditation.

Dear All

This Sunday two churches will be open for worship and booking is required for both. Please note the booking information below for this and future weeks.

The Drive Methodist Church Sunday at 10.30 a.m. led by the Circuit Staff. To book email or ring 01253 729849 before  9.00 p.m. on Friday. There are no changes to the information provided last week and available on the Church website.

Kirkham Methodist Church Sunday at 10.30 a.m. for more information and to book contact  or telephone  07927 410 240. See their website for more information.

Unfortunately we experienced problems with the sound on the Zoom Service last week. Hopefully the technical issues are now resolved. To book and receive the joining details for the service email by 9.00 p.m. on Friday.  See your church website for more information.

Date for your Diary – Circuit Welcome Service, via Zoom, for Rev Stuart J Wild, his wife Jane and family, and Deacon Kim Gabbatiss, and her husband Brian, at 7.30 p.m. on 3rd September on Zoom. More information next week.


Please check the programme schedules on the day. If you are struggling to find what you are looking for there is more information, including online worship, on the church website or please contact Stephen see below.

BBC Radio Lancashire – Sunday 16th August – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service

BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 16th August – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship led by Rev. Dr. Stephen Wigley, Chair of the Wales Synod of The Methodist Church, reflecting on what happens when our plans change

 BBC 1 – Sunday 16th August – 1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise – Trentham Gardens

Daily – BBC Radio 2 – 5.45 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. – Pause for thought and BBC Radio 4 – at 7.45 a.m. – Daily

Readings for the week commencing 16th August – One True Foundation

SundayMatthew 15: 21-28Psalm 67STF 564O Thou who camest from above
MondayJohn 14: 1-14Psalm 105: 1-11STF 736In heavenly love abiding
TuesdayJohn 14: 15-17Psalm 107: 1-16STF 373Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
WednesdayJohn 14: 18-31Psalm 107: 17-32STF 378Father of everlasting grace
ThursdayJohn 15: 1-6Psalm 107: 33-43STF 389Like the murmur of the dove’s song
FridayJohn 15: 7-17Psalm 110STF 242A new commandment I give unto you
SaturdayJohn 15: 18-26Psalm 111STF 382Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

Remember you are never alone. We are never more than a phone call or email away. Please keep in touch and keep safe.

Peace be with you