Following a new National Lockdown it has sadly been decided to again close our church for public worship . A emailed service is prepared for each Sunday, complete with an audio file and script and distributed to our members and friends the day before. Members of our congregation not on email receive a paper copy. If there is anyone else who wishes to be included on the circulation list please email Jon Cooke. Contact details can be found under General Enquiries on the contacts page.
Monday 28th September
From the first Sunday in October we will recommence holding a service each Sunday in the church at 10.30. To comply with Covid-19 social distancing numbers will be limited and face masks MUST be worn. These services will be recorded and sent by email to members and friends unable to attend.
Steppingstones Pre School has reopened. They are meeting each Friday morning and from after half term will also meet each Thursday morning as well.
Saturday 5th September
We welcome Revd. George Heinz as our Minister. He will be serving Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Clun Methodist Churches. His contact details can be found on the contacts page.
Monday 24th August
We are working towards re-opening for Sunday Worship in October. Further details will be posted as and when available.
Our church hall is now available for lettings, subject to Covid-19 risk assessment. Please contact Mrs. Carole Coles on 01694 724958 for further information.
This page will be updated as and when new information is available
Saturday 8th August
As from Wednesday 12th August Church Stretton Methodist Church will be open for private prayer each Wednesday from 11.00 – 12. 00. Face masks and social distancing required. Please follow advice from the stewards on duty.
We continue to provide a weekly email-able act of worship which is sent to members and friends every Saturday, along with a script of the service. See below.
Saturday 27th June
Stepping Stones Pre School have begun to meet again in our church hall. Admission to the hall is restricted whilst Covid-19 regulations are in place.
What have we decided to do at Church Stretton Methodist Church
Whilst the church is closed, those members on email will be sent audio files of a weekly act of worship with contributions from our Minister Rev. David Lavender, our Local Preachers and members of the congregation.
Pastoral visitors are asked to telephone before visiting and should ask if there is anything they can do e.g.shopping before going.
If any church member requires any help at this time please be in touch by telephone with your Pastoral Visitor.
All church hall lettings have been suspended during the Corona Virus outbreak
Information from the Shrewsbury and Marches Methodist Circuit.
The Shrewsbury & Marches Methodist Circuit are offering various on line or telephone linked acts of worship (see links or information below.)
Rev Richard Hall our Superintendent Minister says:
As the corona virus pandemic continues, I know that many of us are feeling anxious and bewildered. It is hard to believe that we have arrived at a situation where we are essentially confined to our homes. I’m not sure that any of us would have predicted this as little as a month ago. In all this, God’s people have a duty to continue together in fellowship and to hold one another in prayer. I know that many of you are expressing your faith in practical ways, caring for neighbours and offering practical support to the community in which you live. Some are feeling guilty that they are not able to do more. Please know that staying at home and following the advice of the medical profession is in itself an act of service and grace. You could well be saving someone’s life!
None of us know how long these strange circumstances will last, but as long as they do I know that we will continue to support one another in whatever ways we can.
|Worship & Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic Our church buildings have had to close for the time being, but the life of worship, prayer and fellowship continues in the Circuit. None of us have got any clear idea of how long this situation is going to last and it will be very important that we stay in touch with one another to the best of our ability. We’re launching this prayer newsletter as a contribution to enabling mutual support and fellowship across the Circuit. If you don’t want to receive this email in future, please unsubscribe using the link below or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prayer requests can be submitted using this form. Feel free to share this email with anyone you think will be interested.|
|Each Sunday at 10.45 the Circuit are providing a live act of worship via Zoom. The ‘Meeting ID’ is 963 047 616|
The Methodist Church Corona Virus Guidanc
Should I go to Church?
Older members and those with medical conditions causing weaker health and greater vulnerability should consider not attending church for the time being if they’re worried about infection. This is an act of mutual care and concern, and is not a desire that people ‘give up’ Church.
If you are not an older member and don’t have underlying health conditions, but are feeling ill and/or displaying the symptoms of a cold, please consider staying away from the service.