Church Notices 18th July 2021

Our preacher today is Dan Bishop and or service begins at 10:30 please see here for more details.

Follow-up zoom meeting from Sunday’s service

A discussion regarding A Methodist Way of Life  will take place on Thursday at 7:00pm. details of the link will be sent out by email later.

YCCN (Young Christian Climate Network) Relay Walk

YCCN have organised a relay walk from St Ives in Cornwall to Glasgow to arrive in time for the COP26 Climate Change Conference.

On Thursday, the leg is from Shrewton to Salisbury via Middle Woodford.

On arrival in Salisbury the walkers will be given refreshments in the south garden before attending evensong. We would welcome a SMc presence at the service. I am planning on walking this leg.

On Friday, the walk is from Salisbury to Broughton via a lunch stop in Pitton. The walk will start from the SMc garden after a 9.00am breakfast and prayers/blessing led by Bishop Karen.

Bryan Coates will be walking at least the morning section. Anyone who can attend to see the walkers off will be very welcome.

As you can see by the walkers the name of the group does not set an age bar on participants!!!

(Information about the walk from Anna and Jim)

Worship at SMc during August

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding the easing of Covid19 restrictions the strategy group has met and proposes the following way forward for SMc.

All Sunday morning services may be attended in person and will be streamed to those watching at home.

When you enter the building for worship you will still be required to wear a mask until you leave. We are delighted that singing will be permitted but from behind your mask. Please stand to sing the hymns if you so wish.

The seating will be altered to increase the capacity of the sanctuary so you will not be required to book a seat, BUT Test and Trace remains. We are therefore advising you to use the online booking form on the church website so that we have your details. If you cannot access this, please phone Liz Chick on 01980 610594. Bookings should be made by 6.00pm on the Friday proceeding the service.

If you choose not to prebook please use the Covid app on your phone to check in or give your details to the steward in the welcome area.

Once you have entered the sanctuary, please choose your own seat. We advise that each family group or social bubble sit at the end of a row to give the maximum distance between each grouping. If you are clinically vulnerable, please choose a seat at the far end of the church.

At the end of the service please exit by the welcome area or move into the garden at a time of your choosing.

We still ask you to sanitize your hands when entering the building.

Please do not attend in person if you are feeling unwell.

Please understand that even outside there is still some risk in getting too close together, so we ask that people are aware of the risks when talking to each other. When you leave the garden, please use the side gate onto the road.

Jim Gillings On behalf of the Restart group.

 

 

Action for Children Sunday 11th July

Sunday July 11 is designated Action for Children (formerly NCH) Sunday

If you are in church, donation envelopes will be available.

You can donate to Action for Children by visiting their website

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/donate

  • Prefer to donate over the phone?

    Call 0300 123 2112

  • Save time and text to donate (terms and conditions apply)

    Text CHILDREN to 70175 to donate £5 now

Please click on the picture below for the Action for Children newsletter

MHA (Methodist Homes) Sunday, 13th June

As the UK’s largest charity care provider, MHA (formerly Methodist Homes) enable people to live later life well.

Through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups and befriending, we inspire the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life.

With over 75 years’ experience we put people at the heart of everything we do in all our homes and schemes across Britain.

To find out more about MHA, please visit their website www.mha.org.uk.

Making a donation

You can make a donation online by visiting the online donation form

Or, if you prefer, you can call 01332 221641 to donate by credit or debit card,

or send a cheque to: MHA, Epworth House, Stuart Street, Derby, DE1 2EQ.

(Please make cheques payable to MHA)

Christian Aid Week 10 – 16 May

In a rural village in Kenya, Florence Muthiani (pictured) sings with joy as she works her plot of land and tends to her beehives. She is full of life, love and laughter. She’s courageous and kind, a survivor. She has to be.

A few years ago, Florence’s husband died, leaving her a widow. At the time, she had no water to grow crops, and her children were hungry.

Every day, she walked for up to eight hours on a dangerous journey to collect water. ‘Life was miserable,’ she told us.

The once-reliable rains in Kenya have failed year upon year. Now, millions of people are desperately struggling to cope. Climate-induced extreme weather is making it harder and harder to survive.

Florence used to be one of these people. With no water, she struggled to grow the food her family needed. But thanks to Christian Aid something remarkable happened.

Florence and her community have built a water dam, just a short walk away from her village. Florence is proud to show us how, thanks to the dam, she can grow tomatoes, onions and chillies on her farm. With this dam, her children can eat healthy, nutritious vegetables. It’s her source of life and joy.

Florence also uses the water from the dam to keep honey bees, selling their golden honey for cash at the market. Trees that have sprung up around the dam provide the bees with a source of nectar.

Now, thanks to funding from Christian Aid, Florence is reaping a good life for herself and her family. I have been sustained by the earth dam,’ she says. ‘My life has changed. I am very happy. I have strength and power.’ She is grateful to Christian Aid and the gifts of people in the U.K. that have transformed the lives of her and her community. She prays for peace for her children and for rain.

(Text mostly from the C.A. Week Supporters Leaflet)

Please click here to donate to Christian Aid

or – please send cheques to Christian Aid, Christian Aid, 35-41 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL.

 

 

Worship in May

Our May Newsletter is out now:

Our Worship in May is both in the sanctuary and online, live-streamed by YouTube

We are still subject to government guidelines, which at the present time mean that:

  • Each bubble must be socially distanced from the next one.
  • All members of the congregation must wear a face mask from entry to until exit from the building.
  • Hands must be sanitized on entry to and exit from the building.
  • No congregational singing is permitted.
  • Members of the congregation should remain seated throughout the service.
  • Everyone in the building must supply contact information for test and trace purposes.

Please enter the building by the front entrance.

To assist you stewards will be on duty at the door, in the welcome area and in the sanctuary. Please follow their guidance.

Services for May:

Sunday 2nd May: 10.30am led by Revd. Anna Bishop.

Sunday 9th May: 10.30am led by Revd. Dr Philip Luscombe

Little Blessings service: Zoom service at 4.00pmled by Revd. Anna Bishop. For more information, please contact Anna.

Sunday 16th May: 10.30am led by Revd. Anna Bishop.

Sunday 23rd May: 10.30am led by Revd. Cecil King.

Sunday 30th May: 10.30am led by Revd. David Hookins

Please pre-book using the online booking form here, if you cannot access this please phone Liz Chick on 01980 610594. Bookings should be made by 11.00am on the Friday preceding the service.

Whilst you may just turn up, numbers are limited and when we are full, we are full!

All services will be live streamed – please visit our YouTube Channel for our online services. Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel

Community Roll

If you have received a letter or email asking for permission to continue to hold your data, then please return it as soon as possible, otherwise we can no longer keep your data and be permitted to contact you.

If you live in the Salisbury area and would like to be on our Community Roll then please fill in your contact details here

Support Us

Please continue to support us, you can now donate online by card here

Worship in April

We are pleased that worship has resumed in the sanctuary.

We will, however, have to follow the government guidelines.

Currently these mean that:

  • Each bubble must be socially distanced from the next one.
  • All members of the congregation must wear a face mask from entry to until exit from the building.
  • Hands must be sanitized on entry to and exit from the building.
  • No congregational singing is permitted.
  • Members of the congregation should remain seated throughout the service.
  • Everyone in the building must supply contact information for test and trace purposes.

Please enter the building by the front entrance.

To assist you stewards will be on duty at the door, in the welcome area and in the sanctuary. Please follow their guidance.

Please pre-book using the online booking form here, if you cannot access this please phone Liz Chick on 01980 610594. Bookings should be made by 11.00am on the Friday preceding the service.

Whilst you may just turn up, numbers are limited and when we are full, we are full!

All services will be live streamed – please visit our YouTube Channel for our online services. Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel

Sunday 11th –  Mr.Michael King

Little Blessings service: -in the sanctuary at 4.00pm led by Revds Anna Bishop, and Cecil King with Linda Hayman. For more information, please contact Linda. outreachworker@salisburymethodist.org.uk

Sunday 18th April -Revds Anna Bishop and David Hookins

Sunday 25thApril – Revd Bryan Coates.

Community Roll

If you have received a letter or email asking for permission to continue to hold your data, then please return it as soon as possible, otherwise we can no longer keep your data and be permitted to contact you.

If you live in the Salisbury area and would like to be on our Community Roll then please fill in your contact details here

Support Us

Please continue to support us, you can now donate online by card here

 

Easter Services

Good Friday 2nd April

Recorded reflection for Good Friday available to watch on YouTube.

Easter Day 4th April at 10:30am Revd Anna Bishop and Revd David Hookins

Please join us for worship at 10:30am,  live streamed.

 

Our April Newsletter

Community Roll

If you have received a letter or email asking for permission to continue to hold your data, then please return it as soon as possible, otherwise we can no longer keep your data and be permitted to contact you.

If you live in the Salisbury area and would like to be on our Community Roll then please fill in your contact details here

National Day of Reflection 23rd March

Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved. Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind. Join us on 23 March, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. There are still tough times ahead, as the death toll continues to rise. This annual day will give us all time to pause and think about this unprecedented loss we’re facing, and support each other through grief in the years to come.

To find out more click here

Church Services in March

As we begin to move out of lockdown the church Restart group has agreed that we will restart live streaming of services on YouTube and Facebook. These services, from the sanctuary, will be without a congregation. They will also be available to watch later.

The building remains closed for all other purposes.

To find our services, please visit our YouTube Channel  Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel .

March 7th Revd Cecil King
March 14th Revd Anna Bishop (Mothering Sunday)
March 21st Revd Chris Jones
March 28th Revd Anna Bishop (Palm Sunday)

Newsletter

March Newsletter

Services at Salisbury Methodist Church

Our church leadership has been considering the latest information regarding the spread of Covid-19 and it’s impact on our communities.

With the recent increase in infections of Covid 19, and instructions to Stay at Home, and to behave as if we have the virus, we have decided to close our Church building for the time being.

So please visit our YouTube Channel  Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel for our weekly recorded services.

For information about services in January, please click here

Newsletter

The February edition of our newsletter is here