In light of the Coronavirus situation, many activities — both organised by the church and by other groups — that normally take place on our premises are cancelled (or have gone online) for the time being.
But the church is the people and not the building. We continue to live out Christian discipleship in new and different ways.
All worship services at Bishop Street Methodist Church and at other Methodist Churches are currently suspended. A blog of Sunday by Sunday worship services, prepared by the preachers who have been planned at Bishop Street is available here: https://BishopStreetMethodistChurchSundayStuff.WordPress.com
Connexional (national) 'Worship at Home' sheets are available here:
There are a number of options for joining in live-streamed worship. See the above link for further details. Please keep checking the weekly church notices on this website for the latest news.
Sadly we can no longer open the church for prayer under the latest guidance issued by the Methodist Church.
We will continue to pray individually in our own homes using Methodist and other resources. If you have a particular concern you would like to be held in prayer, please contact the minister, firstname.lastname@example.org indicating whether that is confidential or whether you would like it shared with the pastoral visitors. (If you are asking for prayers for somebody else please let us know that you have permission to share that information.)
The Chapel Café, run by the Zinthiya Trust, has had to close in accordance with Methodist and Government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming customers back when the lockdown is safely lifted. The Zinthiya Trust remains open, offering support, information, advice, and guidance.
Many activities that take place on our premises have been suspended, but please contact the leader/s of your group for the latest information.
At this time, please consider the safety and health of yourself and others. The resources below may be helpful:
Remember what Jesus had to say to his disciples in lockdown, at the first Easter: "Do not be afraid... Peace be with you." (Gospel of John, chapter 20)
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