Welcome to SMc

Please click on this link for notices for Sunday – May-22nd

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

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

Please donate, and help us reach our target, using our e-envelope:

https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/salisbury-methodist-church



Sunday 22 May   10:30am  Our Service will be led by our Worship Leaders

Please join us in person or by livestream https://youtu.be/whQ9wmqpcfs

6:00pm Circuit Easter Offering Dedication Service

Sunday 29 May    10:30 Mr Michael King

Get Connected

Two more two hour sessions offering ongoing technical support for your tablet or smart phone will be held on May 24th & 31st from 2pm.

 

 

 

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.

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.

Prayers for Ukraine – 3:00-4:00 Sundays

These prayer hours are open to the community.  You may stay for the entire hour or drop in for part of the hour.  You may pray silently or you may share a prayer aloud.

Sunday 22 May 3:00-4:00 at St Thomas’s Church

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

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

Praise God that COVID cases have fallen and give thanks for the work of the 9 United Church of Zambia Community Health Posts in Lusaka delivering vaccines and good health messages.
At St John’s, pray for the section elders and stewards in their pastoral ministry and leading local worship and Bible Study.

News for Easter

Easter at Salisbury Methodist Church

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

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

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
  • remember that car parking charges are now re-instated.

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

Saturday morning.

10.00am – 4.00pm. (refreshments available)


Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click this link to read this week’s notices. Notices 17th April


Ukrainian Refugees in Salisbury

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


SMc is pleased to announce that we are now licenced to conduct same-sex marriages.

Please contact Revd Anna Bishop for more information.


We are pleased and excited to welcome John Bell   – Church of Scotland minister, member of the Iona Community, hymn writer and broadcaster.

John will be –

  • Preaching at Salisbury Methodist Church on Sunday May 8 at 10.30 a.m. (live streamed)
  • Leading a workshop on Good Reasons to Sing, again at SMC at 2.30 p.m.
  • Leading a short course on Revisiting the Psalms at Sarum College on Monday May 9 from 10.00 to 4.00 pm. To book:  https://www.sarum.ac.uk/short-courses/revisiting-the-psalms/

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

Praising God for the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, pray for our minister, preachers and the choirs in their worship and witness this Easter.

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.

 

Notices for Sunday 27th February

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by our Worship Leaders

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

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.

March Newsletter

Please click on the picture below to read our March Newsletter.

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

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 14:00 to 15:00

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

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

The Youth Christian Fellowship at St John’s ask for our prayers, giving thanks for the Prayer and Fasting day on Saturday, chaired by our minister, Rev Godfrey Gama, and praying for spiritual growth and evangelism.