We have reopened the church for regular Sunday Worship at 10.30 . To comply with Covid-19 social distancing, numbers will be limited so please reserve a place by ringing 01743 718736. Face masks MUST be worn and visors can also be worn in addition if preferred. These services will be recorded and sent by email to members and friends unable to attend. For a copy of the recording please email email@example.com or ring 01694 720353.
After Easter Steppingstones Pre School will fully reopen. They meet each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Saturday 5th September 2020
We welcomed 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.
Pastoral visitors are asked to telephone before visiting and should ask if there is anything they can do e.g. shopping before calling.
If any church member requires any help at this time please be in touch by telephone with your Pastoral Visitor.
Church hall lettings will slowly return to normal as Government Covid-19 restrictions allow. Please contact hall lettings secretary on 01694 724958 for latest information.
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.
Richard” (Superintendent Minister)
|Worship & Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic Our church buildings continue to have restricted opening 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.