Category: Notices

Welcome to SMc – August

Welcome to Salisbury Methodist Church

Whether you visit us in person or online, you are welcome to join with us.

For details of our Sunday services, including links to our live streams, please see our Worship page

Please get in touch using our contact page, or sign up for our news emails.

Our July/August Newsletter is now out – July 2022

Please click on the links below for weekly Sunday notices.

Notices August 7th 2022

Notices July 31st 2022

Children and Young People

Services during school holidays will be All Age Worship and the younger members of the congregation will remain in the service.  Activity sheets related to the lectionary reading will be available each Sunday, along with pens and pencils.

“Roots at Home” materials will also be available to take away, with ideas for parents and children related to that bible reading. If you would like these materials sent to you by email please contact Paul Butler at stewards@salisburymethodist.org.uk


Fun in the Sun

 Saturday 13th August at the URC from 10am to 2pm.

This is a 3 Churches initiative.

Crafts, Games, Face painting and refreshments.  Please contact Lynda Hayman (outreachworker@salisburymethodist.org.uk) for details


Methodist Prayer Handbook 2022 – 2023

If you would like to order a copy of the new Prayer Handbook, which will be available in August, please order your copy price £4.50 from Margaret Rutt, by Sunday 14th August. Large print copies are also available.

Contact me at church, or email: margaret.rutt@salisburymethodist.org.uk

 


The Thanksgiving service for Julia Walters will take place on Tuesday 16th August at 4pm, following the Committal at the Crematorium at 3pm.

The Thanksgiving service will bee livestreamed, just follow this link https://youtu.be/kbvIGIb0DmE

All are welcome to both these services and also to the tea afterwards.


Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Please pray for the Women’s Christian Fellowship at St John’s, giving thanks for their ministry to bereaved families and asking continued blessings on their worship and Bible Study together.
Please pray for our young people during the winter school holidays this month.


Salisbury Community Hub for Ukraine

Friday mornings – The Salisbury Ukrainian Hub will be open ay SMc to welcome anyone wanting to help – from 10 – 12 midday.

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Welcome to SMc – July

Welcome to Salisbury Methodist Church

Whether you visit us in person or simply online, you are welcome to join with us.

For details of our Sunday services, including links to our live streams, please see our Worship page

Please get in touch using our contact page, or sign up for our news emails.

Our July/August Newsletter is now out – July 2022

Please click on the links below for weekly Sunday notices.

Notices July 31st 2022

Notices July 24th 2022

Notices July 17th 2022

Notices 10th July 2022


Sunday 17th July Action for Children

Cake will be available to purchase and enjoy after the service.

There will be AfC Envelopes available for you to donate, should you wish to do so.

To find out more about Action for Children the work that they do, and to donate online, please follow the link below

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk

27 August We are hiring St Thomas’s Coffee Bar 10-12 midday and we would love you to come along and support us.

Perhaps you have some unwanted gifts/items which are suitable for Raffle Prizes for an event we are planning in the autumn. If so, please have a chat with Jacqui, Jeanette or Daphne at your convenience.

Revd Anna Bishop has signed up!

The Star Jump Challenge is really simple: you just need to complete 100 star jumps every day for 30 days.

You can sponsor her at https://givepenny.com/annabishop_star_jump_challenge

 


Fun in the Sun

Saturday 30th July at SMc and Saturday 13th August at the URC from 10am to 2pm.

This is a 3 Churches initiative.

Crafts, Games, Face painting and refreshments.  Please contact Lynda Hayman (outreachworker@salisburymethodist.org.uk) for details


Methodist Prayer Handbook 2022 – 2023

If you would like to order a copy of the new Prayer Handbook, which will be available in August, please order your copy price £4.50 from Margaret Rutt, by Sunday 14th August. Large print copies are also available.

Contact me at church, or email: margaret.rutt@salisburymethodist.org.uk

 


GOD IS LOVE IS LOVE

There will be a feature on SMc’s registration for same sex marriage on BBC Radio Wiltshire this Sunday morning , 10th July on Jill MIsson’s programme between 6am and 10am. (You can also listen on BBC Sounds)

Salisbury Methodist church welcomes same sex couples to be married in the church.

Salisbury Methodist church is delighted to announce that it can now welcome everybody in a loving and faithful relationship to celebrate that love in this beautifully modernised historic building. The Church Council recently voted in favour of taking this step following a decision by the Methodist Conference last year to give local churches the option to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies in Methodist buildings.

Assistant minister, the Rev’d Anna Bishop, said, “This is what we are here for. The church is here to serve everybody in our community without judgment or condition and we are delighted that we can now welcome same sex couples to celebrate their special day here.”
“I would warmly invite any same sex (and mixed sex!) couples considering marriage to come along on a Sunday morning to meet our warm and welcoming community, and have a chat over coffee afterwards.”
With the first same-sex wedding booked for August, church members are excited to support joyful celebrations for couples who have for too long been denied the acknowledgment of their love and commitment. One said, “God accepts us all and loves us all so we should do the same… Everyone should be invited to this church, and we should be prepared to offer joy, love and safety to everyone when they enter and when they leave.”
Salisbury Methodist church also hosts and sponsors the Salisbury Community Hub for Ukraine, which welcomes Ukrainian refugees and their hosts, offering all kinds of support, from language classes, through food and clothing supplies to spiritual care. Rev. Bishop said, “It’s all part of our ethos of offering hospitality and doing everyday practical work for justice.”
“It’s all about love, really. Love comes in all shapes and sizes and that is its glory. Not sentimental, satin-hearts Valentine’s love (although that has its place), but love that seeks the highest good for the other person and works tirelessly and selflessly to bring it about. Salisbury Methodists are here to show and to share that love, but also to recognise and celebrate it wherever it already exists.”
The Church Council has also given its consent for services of blessing for same sex couples who are already married to take place in the church.

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for Ezekiel Siwale and his family. Ezekiel is the first member of St John’s to enter training as a minister. He came and preached for us on 10th July, UCZUniversity Sunday. Ezekiel is entering his final months of training at the UCZ University.
Pray for Rev Godfrey Gama and Mrs Ruth Gama and their family, especially for Rev Gama, as chair of Chelston Consistory as well as minister for three congregations.


Salisbury Community Hub for Ukraine

Friday mornings – The Salisbury Ukrainian Hub will be open ay SMc to welcome anyone wanting to help – from 10 – 12 midday.

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Welcome to SMc – June

Welcome to Salisbury Methodist Church

Whether you visit us in person or simply online, you are welcome to join with us.

For details of our Sunday services, please see our Worship page

Please get in touch using our contact page, or sign up for our news emails.

Our July/August Newsletter is now out – July 2022

Please click on the links below for weekly Sunday notices.

Notices June 26th 2022


Sunday 3rd July

We are looking forward to Sunday, 3rd July, when we hope that Rev Chipasha Musaba, General Secretary of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ), together with his wife Barbara, will be at Salisbury Methodist Church.

The service at SMC on 3rd July, which Rev Musaba and Rev de Ville will lead, will be a joint service with Salisbury URC and Bemerton Methodists, because the three congregations share in the link with St John’s UCZ congregation in the Lusaka neighbourhood of Mtendere. It is planned that a display in the North Corridor will illustrate that link.

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Please pray for the Prayer Conference we are having this weekend (24th to 26th) on “Show me your scars”: that prayer will be encouraged and answers received.
Pray for travelling blessings for Rev Chipasha and Mrs Barbara Musaba to and from the UK.
Pray for people preparing for membership at St John’s and the leaders of the membership classes.


Ukrainian Refugees in Salisbury

Friday mornings – The Salisbury Ukrainian Hub will be open ay SMc to welcome anyone wanting to help – from 10 – 12 midday.

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Welcome to SMc – May

Our June Newsletter is now out – June-2022.pdf

Please click on this link for notices for Sunday – May-29th-2022.

Salisbury Methodist Circuit wish to appoint a Lay Pastoral Assistant for 9 hours per week.

Please see the details http://salisburymethodistcircuit.org.uk

Sunday 29 May    10:30 Mr Michael King please join us in person, or by livestream at https://youtu.be/QaC8XtDMIgQ

  Get Connected

Apologies, the May 21st session has been cancelled

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

At SMc on Saturday 4th June from 10 am to 2 pm.

Come and celebrate. There will be Musical Interludes, including singing, Instrumentalists, music on the organ and by the Belletones.

The coffee bar will be open with light lunches available from 12.00 – 1.30.

Platinum Jubilee poster.

Bemerton Methodist church  Band Concert by Shaftesbury Town Silver Band on Sunday 5th June from 3 – 5pm with tea & cakes on the church lawn. Admission free.

Ukrainian Refugees in Salisbury

Friday mornings – The Salisbury Ukrainian Hub will be open ay SMc to welcome anyone wanting to help – from 10 – 12 midday.

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Give thanks for the praise ministry of choirs at St John’s, especially for the Youth Christian Fellowship’ s Night of Awakening, hosted by Rev Godfrey Gama, and for the Lusaka Praise Team music festival and the powerful message given.
Praise God, too, that Zambia has recently received 2.5 million Covid vaccine doses.

News for Palm Sunday and Holy Week – Updated

Ukrainian Refugees in Salisbury

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Palm Sunday 10th April

8:00am Holy Communion with Revd Judy Davies

9:00am Bacon Sandwich breakfast, all welcome.

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Dr Philip Luscombe

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/YcVtiqPk89Q

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

4:00 pm Mixed Blessings

Car park charges reinstated

Please note that car parking charges have been re-instated for Salt Lane Car Park on Sundays.

Payment is by coin, phone or MiPermit App.

 

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click this link to read this week’s notices. Notices 10th April

Holy Week at SMc

Thursday 14th April Maundy Thursday

7:30 pm St Thomas in person or live streamed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvhsUInvmfA

Friday 15th April Good Friday

09:30 am Hot Cross Bun Breakfast

10:30 am Revd Anna Bishop (in person  service only, not live streamed)

Sunday 17th April Easter Day

8:00 am Revd Anna Bishop Holy Communion

9:30am Full English Breakfast, All Welcome

10:30 am Our All Age Easter Celebration led by Revd Anna Bishop including Holy Communion – in person and live-streamed.

https://youtu.be/nkP-gExfaAc

Prayer Stations

The Stations of the Cross are a series of pictures or images representing the different incidents in the last journey of Christ. The Stations of the cross have formed part of Christian devotion at Passiontide for many centuries, and are intended to help us make a pilgrimage in spirit to the scene of Christ’s suffering and death; they enable us to engage actively with the path of suffering walked by Jesus.

They bring us closer to the life and death of Christ, and we appreciate anew the enormous burden Christ took to the cross for us, and we pause for prayer and  devotion at various points on the way.
ALL ARE WELCOME

Wednesday, Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday morning – 13th – 16th April, 2022.

10.00am – 4.00pm. (refreshments available)

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for the Palm Sunday service in Mtendere, in the open air, when nine church denominations, including St John’s, worship together and then march to the local hospital with gifts, Praise God for this powerful united witness and Christian love in action.

News Sunday 3rd April

Carpark charges reinstated

Please note that from 1st April, car parking charges have been re-instated for Salt Lane Car Park on Sundays. Payment is by coin, phone or MiPermit App.

 

A Prayer for Ukraine

Holy and Gracious God

We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.

And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.

Lord have mercy.

Amen.

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Sunday 3rd April

8:00am Holy Communion with Revd Jane Taylor

9:00am Bacon Sandwich breakfast, all welcome.

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop and includes Holy Communion.

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/LtMb6VE3_R8

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click this link to read this week’s notices. Notices 3rd April

Newsletter for April

Please click this link April 2022

Thanksgiving service for Revd Paul Rees

There will be a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Revd Paul Rees on Tuesday 5th April at 1:00pm, followed by refreshments in the hall.

All are welcome.

The service will also be livestreamed, using this link https://youtu.be/EKnHGzDsLsM

 Book Study  – ‘Embracing Justice’ by Isabelle Hamley

Monday’s St Thomas’ inperson – midday.
Thursdays: SMC on Zoom

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:30 to 15:30 (note changed time)

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

More details of activities during Lent can be found here

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

The United Church has just introduced a child abuse prevention programme. Pray for the trainers, teachers and for vulnerable children.

Pray urgently that donors will help end the shortage of medicines and medical equipment.

At St John’s, pray for the burial assistants trained to lead funeral services and to officiate at burials and for the bereaved families they minister to.

News Sunday 27th March – Updated

Carpark charges reinstated

Please note that from 1st April, car parking charges have been re-instated for Salt Lane Car Park on Sundays. Payment is by coin, phone or MiPermit App.

 

A Prayer for Ukraine

Holy and Gracious God

We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.

And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.

Lord have mercy.

Amen.

For information about how you can help, please see our Ukraine page

Sunday 27th March

8:00am Holy Communion with Revd Anna Bishop

9:00am Bacon Sandwich breakfast, all welcome.

Our Mothering Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/0kPKjyuM7UY

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click this link to read this week’s notices. Notices 27th March 2022

Newsletter for April

Please click this link April 2022

Appeal for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

 

 

Appeal for Ukraine refugees

https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/ukraine/

 

 

 Book Study  – ‘Embracing Justice’ by Isabelle Hamley

Monday’s St Thomas’ inperson – midday.
Thursdays: SMC on Zoom

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:30 to 15:30 (note changed time)

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

More details of activities during Lent can be found here

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray, with the United Church of Zambia for the harvest during the coming months.

At St John’s, on Mothering Sunday, pray for the Women’s Christian Fellowship, especially their work with mothers and with families where the mother has died.

Notices for Sunday 20th March – Updated

Our All Age Sunday morning service was at 10:30am and led by Mrs Gwen Leslie.

The service was livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/aTeiT4yEVFI

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the link below to read this week’s notices.

Notices 20th March 2022

 

An Invitation to Prayer from the European Methodist Youth and Children’s Council

The European Methodist Youth and Children’s Council invites children, young people and adults to join together, on zoom, to pray for the situation in Ukraine.

We will be hearing stories from our Methodist friends in Ukraine and Russia.

If you are under 18 years old, you need to have an adult in the room. Those hosting will lead in English, we will include other languages in our prayers.

The link to the prayer meeting page is: https://www.methodist.eu/news/an-invitation-to-prayer-from-the-european-methodist-youth-and-childrens-council

 

CHILDREN of  HOPE  Art from the Children of Ukraine

SALISBURY GUILDHALL

Friday 18th to Thursday 24th March 2022 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ADMISSION FREE  For more information please click for the flyer

Art from Children Ukraine Flyer

Appeal for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

 

 

Appeal for Ukraine refugees

https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/ukraine/

 

 

 Book Study  – ‘Embracing Justice’ by Isabelle Hamley

Monday’s St Thomas’ inperson – midday.
Thursdays: SMC in-person 7:15pm.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:30 to 15:30 (note changed time)

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

More details of activities during Lent can be found here

Bible Month 2022 – Local Preachers and Worship Leaders Training Day

Please note that this is now an online only event.

Saturday March 19th 10:00am. Full details can be found here

 

Get Connected! Tuesday 22nd March from 2:00pm

Click on the picture to read the flyer!

 

 

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for Reverend Godfrey Gama and his family and his ministry with St John’s congregation and as chair of Chelston consistory.

As Zambia mourns the death of Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia from 2008-11, pray for unity in the nation.

Pray for the SSt John’s company of Girls’ Brigade, the officers and the girls, following their watchwords: “Seek. Serve. Follow.”

Notices for Sunday 13th March

8:00am Holy Communion with Revd Dr Philip Luscombe.

9:00am Bacon Sandwich breakfast, all welcome.

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Cecil King.

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/nd6vZCLSuWc

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read this week’s notices.

There will be a one hour Prayer Vigil for Ukraine at the URC Fisherton St. on Sunday 20th March at 3:pm.

All welcome.

 

Appeal for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

 

 

Appeal for Ukraine refugees

https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/ukraine/

 

 

 Book Study  – ‘Embracing Justice’ by Isabelle Hamley

Monday’s St Thomas’ inperson – midday.
Thursdays: SMC in-person 7:15pm.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:30 to 15:30 (note changed time)

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

More details of activities during Lent can be found here

Bible Month 2022 – Local Preachers and Worship Leaders Training Day

Saturday March 19th 10:00am. Full details can be found here

 

Get Connected! Tuesday 22nd March from 2:00pm

Click on the picture to read the flyer!

 

 

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for the people preparing for church membership at St John’s and for the teachers leading their classes, helping them to prepare to become members at Easter.

Praise God for the increase in people receiving Covid-19 injections, and give thanks for the ministry of UCZ’s two hospitals and seven clinics.

Notices for Sunday 6th March

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop.

The service will include Holy Communion.

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/_ZterqnapCE

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read this week’s notices.

There will be a one hour Prayer Vigil for Ukraine in St Thomas’s Church on Sunday 13th March at 2pm.

All welcome.

 

Appeal for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

 

 

Appeal for Ukraine refugees

https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/ukraine/

 

 

 Book Study  – ‘Embracing Justice’ by Isabelle Hamley

Monday’s St Thomas’ inperson – midday.
Thursdays: SMC in-person 7:15pm.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:30 to 15:30 (note changed time)

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

More details of activities during Lent can be found here

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Please pray for the Community Development and Social Justice group in their ministry, so much needed following the pandemic, helping people in Mtendere to have money-earning employment.

Give thanks for sufficient rains this season, and pray for fairness and justice for all the people.