Opportunities for worship

While our church building is closed for all activities we are we are highlighting some of the many opportunities for worship with a focus on those that are easily available knowing those with internet access have access to a huge amount of material, far more than we can list so we have listed some of those with a local connection. Please note this offer changes and updates more regularly than we can keep up with so please note to the best of our knowledge it was accurate when compiled but it may change so please check the programme schedules on the day. If you are struggling to find what you are looking please contact Stephen 01772 683 884 0r 07711917955 stephen.heath@churchrdmethodist.org.uk or Judith


BBC 1 – Sunday 26th April – 10.45 a.m.
The bishop Of Dover, the Rt Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin leads the service for the third Sunday after Easter from Hereford. 

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

BBC Radio 4 – Daily – at 7.45 a.m.

BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 19th April – 8.10 a.m.
Meeting in the Lockdown

If you have not seen the services broadcast on previous Sundays you can watch them on BBC iPlayer.


Worship at home

In addition to the daily Bible readings and reflections on our website, below are various resources to help you:-

Service Sheets

These short acts of worship have been produced for you if you are unable to attend church.  If you are well enough why not spend a few moments with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you?

Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 26 April (Pdf version)
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 26 April (Word doc)
LARGE PRINT VERSION Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 12 April (Pdf version)

Our friends at Family Friendly Churches are offering, free of charge, weekly prayers, address and a couple of hymns as videos (with words and music) for use within the home.  These can be found at: www.ffctideas.org.uk/Corona.php


WORSHIP ONLINE Live-streamed services and prayers

Residents of MHA Starr Hills invite you to join them ‘virtually’ for their weekly services by going to their new You Tube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_cG2vxTx8Pp2p7q1j1eHvQ.  N.B They may not live stream every week.

Other options

Morning Prayers

09:00 Monday-Friday – from Wesley House Cambridge: www.facebook.com/wesleycambridge.
Resources for following the prayers and readings are available at: www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/prayer-space/.

10:00 Monday-Friday – from Wesley’s Chapel London: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA

Worship services

Wesley’s Chapel London

Wednesdays 12:45
Thursdays 12:45
Sundays 9:45 and 11:00.

All these services will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem

Sundays 10:30

The service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Remember you are never alone. We are never more than a phone call or email away and best of all God is with us.

Readings for the week commencing 19th April – The Gospel of the Spirit

Sunday   John 20:19-31 Psalm 16 *STF 314 This joyful Eastertide
Monday   Acts1:1-8 Psalm 26 *STF 669 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
Tuesday Revelation1:4-8    Psalm 27 *STF 373    Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Wednesday Job 14:1-17 Psalm 28:1-2, and 6-9 *STF 285 Were you there when they crucified my Lord?  
Thursday John 5:19-29 Psalm 29 *STF 353 Jesus is Lord! Creations voice proclaims it  
Friday Isaiah 26:1-19   Psalm 30            *STF 683 Great is our redeeming Lord
Saturday Colossians 3:1-14    Psalm 149 *STF 148 Come, let us with our Lord arise  

*Not everyone will have a Singing The Faith hymn book so we have put the first line of the hymn alongside so that you can look it up in another hymn book or google it or play it on You Tube.

If you would like some background on the readings and points to ponder please go to https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/a-word-in-time/  

To join the Lancashire District live Zoom service Sundays at 7.00 p.m. apply in advance at lancashiredistrictzoom@aol.com 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Jesus speaking with his followers John 14:27