The Methodist Church Coronavirus Guidance


 Corona virus

 (updated 3rd April)

The Methodist Church has announced the closure of all its church buildings for the foreseeable future. The only exception will be for churches that are offering essential social outreach such as foodbanks, soup kitchens and night shelters, but these must be carried out closely within Government guidelines. We would encourage people to use our online resources at home which include downloadable services and links to online worship services.

The Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Conference said: “We are asking people to change their way of ‘going to church’ to help to protect themselves and others. We have put in place measures that will enable Methodists still to be part of the worshipping community, whilst for everyone’s sake staying away from church buildings. There is a range of resources available for people to use at home which we hope will help them to continue their cycle of prayer and worship. The Methodist Church is more than its buildings and if in these unprecedented times we can continue our life as Methodists without using our buildings we will help to reduce the chances of transmission of the virus.”

The Methodist Church national website has lots of information and guidance, (click here)

All services and meetings at RWBMC, as well as private lettings, are cancelled with immediate effect.

A weekly newsletter is replacing our regular notices and Crosstalk magazine

It is published every Thursday evening or Friday - you can find it on the usual notices page here 

An online worship service will be available from 10.30am each Sunday.
You can view it by clicking here
or search YouTube for "Upper Thames Methodist"

 If you need help or to contact us for any reason, please use one of the email addresses on the "Contact us" page or leave a message on 01793 849241


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