Invitation to Worship Sunday 1st November

WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND OUR MORNING SERVICE, 10.30 a.m. AT THE DRIVE METHODIST CHURCH

To attend services email thedriveworship@gmail.com or ring 01253 729849 before 9.00 p.m. on Friday.

Sunday 1st November 10.30 a.m. – Rev Stephen Heath

Please be assured we are continuing to monitor and review our arrangements for worship as transmission rates increase and restrictions change. The indications are that worship is likely to be permitted because the Government recognises that churches have introduced safe practices. Please continue to use the booking system as this will enables us to inform you very quickly of any changes that may occur.

The Drive will be live streaming the service on ‘The Drive Methodist Church, Lytham St Annes’ Facebook page and then later the video will be on YouTube on ‘The Drive Methodist’ channel.  

Sunday 1st November 10.30 a.m. – Preacher Rev Stephen Heath

Sunday 8th November 10.30 a.m. – Preacher Rev. Terry Hudson

                                           7.00 p.m. -DistrictZoom Service led by The South Fylde Circuit

Sunday 15th November 10.30 a.m. – Preacher Rev. Laurence Potter

Sunday 22nd November 10.30 a.m. – Preacher Rev. Stuart Wild

Sunday 29th November 10.30 a.m. – Preacher Rev. Stephen Heath


The deadline for booking each week is 9.00 p.m. on the preceding Friday but you can apply earlier. For Booking Procedure see below..

I appreciate there is a lot of information below, but this is to show we are compliant with Government and Church guidelines.


Anyone with Covid symptom, see FAQS, should not attend.
Everyone will be asked to have a temperature check before entering the building and to use hand sanitiser and wear a face covering on entry.

You are asked to follow the signs in church, maintain the 2m Social Distancing.


We are not able to sing during the service.


When arriving at church you will be asked to confirm your name, time of arrival and number in your household attending and sitting together.


Prayer Requests.
Please email the requests to Judith at jp.smith185@btinternet.com or ring 01253 720986 and we will include them in the Service.
DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS TO ATTEND IS 9.00 P.M. FRIDAY

If you need help with this please contact: Rev Stephen Heath 01772 683 884 / 07711917955 or Judith Smith 01253 720986.

See FAQ’s Worship at The Drive, click below

https://thedrivestannes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/FAQs-Worship-at-The-Drive-Final.pdf

Booking Procedures

  1. A designated email, thedriveworship@gmail.com, has been established solely for the use of bookings. (preferred Method)
  2. For those without email, phone number to be used for bookings 01253 729849.
  3. Bookings can only be made via 1. or 2. above.
  4. Bookings will be on a first come first served basis. We can accommodate up to 80 people but this may vary depending on the size of households/bubbles attending.
  5. Booking Register will be made on the basis that each household/bubble arrive together and sit together i.e. all enter at the same time.
  6. A time of arrival will be given on confirmation of booking to reduce the time of queuing. Up to 15 people in a five-minute periods. (Up to 15 people attending will be involved in the delivery of the service and checked in prior to the congregation)
  7. Please remain seated until the end of the service.
  8. When booking people will be asked to provide the names of those attending and either an email address or contact phone number in compliance with the requirements of NHS Test and Trace. Contact details will be retained for 21 days.
  9. The names of those attending will be checked against a booking register on arrival.
  10. When confirming the booking, the admin team will remind people that:
    a. If they have any Covid-19 Symptoms they should not attend
    b. They will be required to wear a Face Covering.
    c. Everyone attending will be requested to have their temperature checked before entering.
    d. Entry will be through the normal entrance on Clifton Drive. A one-way system will be in place to assist with maintaining 2 metre Social Distancing at all times. Cars can park in the East Bank Road Car Park but people will need to come to the Clifton Drive entrance to enter the building.
    e. There will be no singing.
    f. The service is expected to last no longer than 30 mins in line with Government guidelines.
    g. Toilets are for emergency use only and, although entered from the church, people will need to exit via East Bank Road and re-enter church via the Clifton Drive entrance.

Morning Worship Sunday 15th March at 10.30 am

This week worship is led by Rev Laurence Potter.

Organist: Nigel Ogden

We hope that you can join us for this Service. You will be very welcome. Worship generally lasts around an hour and then if you have the time join us for coffee/tea and biscuits in the Community room.

ALL ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.

Worship Sunday 1st March at 9 am and 10.30 am.

This is the first Sunday of Advent.

9.00 am is ‘said’ Communion led by Rev Stephen Heath

This is a short service lasting about 30 mins

10.30 am Morning Worship led by Rev Terry Hudson.

Organist: Nigel Ogden

This is a longer service of about an hour.

We would be pleased if you could attend either of these services. You would be very welcome. We often have visitors and holiday makers joining our later service where the congregation averages around 70, we are always looking to increase this number.

Afterward, if you have the time, join us in the Community room for coffee/tea and biscuits.

ALL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.

Midweek service 12 pm Wednesday 26th February.

12 noon Midweek Service.   Led by Pamela Courtney.

This is a lovely short service lasting about 25 mins., much appreciated by those who attend. Do give it a try. The service is a welcome respite from normal day to day activities. We would love to see you. Afterward there is opportunity for further fellowship, chat, tea/Coffee and biscuits.

Do Come and join us. We would love to see you. It is a small group that attend this service but we are hoping to increase this number.

ALL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.

Worship 16th February at 10.30am

Morning Worship this week includes Holy Communion and is led by Rev Laurence Potter.

Organist: Nigel Ogden.

We hope that you can join us for this service and brave the bad weather forcaste for Sunday. We would love to see you.

If you have the time join us in the Community room after the service for coffee/Tea and biscuits.

ALL ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME AT THE DRIVE

Worship 9th February at 10.30 am and Circuit Service at 3.30 pm

10.30 am Morning Worship this week led by Ann Bullick

Organist: Dr Kevin Morgan

This service lasts about an hour and our average congregation is around 70 though we are always looking to increase this. We would love to see you.

If you are able join us for coffee/tea and biscuits in the Community room after the service.

3.30 pm Circuit Service  here at The Drive Methodist Church to celebrate the long service of a number of our Local Preachers.

This service is led by our Chair of District Rev Paul Davis.

Tea and Coffee will be available in the main hall from 2.30 pm.

ALL ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.

Worship 2nd February at 9.00am and 10.30 am

9 am This service is ‘said’ Communion and is led by Rev Sylvester Deigh and lasts about 30 minutes.

10.30 am Morning Worship led by Judith Smith.

This is a longer service lasting about an hour. Our average congregation is around 70 but we are always looking to increase this. We often have visitors and holiday makers joining us so do please be encouraged to come along. You will be very welcome and we would love to see you.

If you have the time join us for coffee/tea in the Community room.

ALL ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.

Midweek Worship this Wednesday 29th January at 12 noon.

This short service lasting about 25 minutes is led by Rev Alan Clark.

This is a lovely short service, much appreciated by those who attend. Do give it a try. The service is a welcome respite from normal day to day activities. We would love to see you.           

Afterward there is opportunity for further fellowship and chat accompanied by tea/Coffee and biscuits in the Community room

You’re invited. ALL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE DRIVE

Morning Worship 26th January at 10.30am

This week worship is led by Richard Golding.

Organist Nigel Ogden.

We would love to see you. Do come along either by yourself or with a friend. Our average congregation is around 70 and the service lasts about an hour.

If you have the time after the service join us for coffee in the Community room.

ALL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.

Worship 19th January 2019 at 10.30am

Worship this week will be led by Deacon Bill Gillan (from Our Lady Star of the Sea. (it is Pulpit swap week)

We hope you will join us for this service which will last about an hour, Our average congregation is around 70 though we are always looking to increase this number.

Churches Together in St Annes. The annual week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts on  January 18th. As part of this week of prayer the local clergy are exchanging pulpits so today we welcome Deacon Bill Gillan.

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If you have the time join us for coffee/tea in the Community room after the service.

ALL ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME AT THE DRIVE.