Restrictions are now being slowly eased.
Our churches are making plans to resume congregational worship:
- at Swarthmoor, weekly from 25 April at 6pm
- at Ulverston, weekly from Pentecost Sunday, 23 May at 10:30am
- at Coniston, weekly from 9 May at 11am
- at Carver Uniting Church, Windermere, weekly from Pentecost Sunday, 23 May at 10:45am
Social distancing will be in place at all services and people will be expected to
wear masks. For more details, see individual church pages.
This page will be updated as the situation changes. If you come here often - which is great - click Refresh in your browser or press the F5 key to ensure you see all the updates.
From 21st February, the First Sunday in Lent, Ulverston Methodist Church will stream its 10:30 am service live via Zoom, rather than simply upload them to Youtube. To view the forthcoming live stream, click here. For details of how to join the Zoom session, see the Ulverston page. The services will remain on the Ulverston Methodist Church Youtube channel to be viewed later.
Each Sunday at 10:30am, Grange Methodist Church will be streaming a service on Facebook. You can see the latest streamed service from Grange here. Don't worry if you have never used Facebook, just click on the picture to start the video playing. Each week, the live video stream will appear at about 10:15 on Sunday. There are links on the page which will take you to the recorded videos of past services.Rev. Graham Ransom is producing a weekly newsletter to everyone in the Circuit - view or download the letter here. Keep an eye on the "News" menu for other recent items.
The Circuit has a Facebook page:
Click here to open the page in its own window.We have been asked by the Fund for Human Need to advertise their "Lockdown Letters" fundraising book:
"'Lockdown Letters' were originally written as weekly pieces, sent to friends and acquaintances during the first five months of the national lockdown, following the spread of the global COVID19 virus in March 2020. Personal reflections on the positive and negative effects of the lockdown, the letters are a kind of commentary on this strange time which has the potential to change our lives, society and the world, for years to come.
Price £6.50. Profits from sales of 'Lockdown Letters' will be equally divided between Medical Aid for Palestinians and The Fund for Human Need, a small, effective Methodist charity. Copies can be obtained from Warren Bardsley - email or call 01543 255292. This is a limited print run. There will be a small discount on orders of five copies or more."
Churches Together in Cumbria has produced a sheet of helpful local information to support the vulnerable and isolated, and those caring for them. Click here to view or download it
For a message from Rev. Richard Teal, President of Conference, click here.The official advice offered by the Methodist Church nationally can be found here.
Meanwhile, please focus on avoiding infection and providing support and encouragement to one another by phone or digital means. Prayer for one another is a great unifying force. Some will feel able to offer practical help too - you are advised to contact a minister in this case.