Stephen’s Letter, BBC Services, Readings week commencing 24th May & Midweek Reflection

Dear All

What will you do to mark the conversion of John and Charles Wesley?  Do you know the story – 8.45 on a Sunday night reading a bible commentary, dejected clergyman to open air preacher and social reformer travelling up to 20,000 miles a year on horseback …. What a story of how the Holy Spirit can change an individual, the church, the nation, the world.

Meet Ruth over coffee – weekly house groups at different times of the day using Zoom to study the Book of Ruth over 4 weeks in June. Contact Judith or I a.s.a.p. so we can advise you about how to use Zoom, provide study materials and enrol you in a group. Ring or email us -Contact details at the foot of the page.

Festival at Home You are invited to a free-to-access online festival from 7.15pm on Friday 22nd May – 10pm on Monday 25th May 2020.  Visit  and follow the instructions. Free bible studies, worship, workshops, seminars, preaching and music straight to you where you are. There is also All age worship and activities each day.


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 4 – Thursday 21st May – 8.00 p.m. A celebration for Ascension Day

BBC Radio Lancashire – Sunday 24th May – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service

BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 24th May – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship “Living well during this time”

BBC 1 – Sunday 24th May – 11.45 a.m.  Sunday Worship from Bangor Cathedral

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 24th May – Captive to the Gospel

Sunday  John 17:1-11Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35*STF 315We sing the praise of Jesus  
Monday ConversionGalatians4:1-7 of John &CharlesPsalm 130: Wesley*STF 454Where shall my wondering soul begin?
TuesdayActs 17:15-34Psalm 48 1-8*STF 111   Lord of the boundless curves of space
WednesdayActs 18:1-16Psalm 48: 9-13*STF 416There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Thursday  Acts 19:1-20  Psalm 50: 1-15*STF 412See how great a flame aspires
FridayActs 20:17-24Psalm 51  *STF 378Father of everlasting grace
SaturdayActs 20:25-38Psalm 52*STF 692Your hand, O God, has guided  

*Not everyone will have a STF 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 

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    Stephen

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