Church January 2021
During this new lockdown in 2021, Sunday worship services and fellowship time afterwards will be held online at 10.30am for 10.45 start, rather than in the church building. Everyone is welcome to attend this online worship and fellowship. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for the link. Every effort is being made to post out a weekly service to those unable to access online worship. The Bishop Street Methodist Church Council made the decision to take worship online based on safety concerns in light of the new, highly infectious variant of the virus.
Support groups such as AA, NA and CA will continue to meet as usual at the church, still following strict Covid safety requirements.
Further details can be gained from firstname.lastname@example.org or from support group websites.
An online craft and meditation group are run on Thursday and Friday mornings respectively. Contact the church's liaison worker for these links: JamesBlackhall@gmail.com The Sunday worship material can also be found online at https://bishopstreetmethodistchurchsundaystuff.wordpress.com
There is an inspirational Facebook group for the church: BishopStreetCommunity
The government has decided that churches can remain open, along with community buildings, for certain activities. Despite this government decision, the opening of our church buildings is not mandatory. The decision of the Church Council to take worship online was partly based on the availability of volunteers in less vulnerable age and ethnic groups. Although the church fully meets the health and safety requirements for a Covid-19 secure environment, sustaining this on Sunday mornings in the light of the new variant of the virus has become more difficult.
As this year's Methodist President and Vice-President remind us, we are not alone in facing this challenging situation. They point us to some of the last words of our pioneer, John Wesley: 'The best of all is God is with us'.
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