Sharing in Worship

Sharing in Worship – 29th March

In these days when we cannot physically meet together on a Sunday morning there are many ways in which we can share in worship with others through radio, television or through the internet.

At the time of writing here are some suggestions for this coming Sunday – March 29th

Television

The BBC are bringing back a televised Sunday morning service. This Sunday the service is from Bangor Cathedral in North Wales. The service will be on BBC1 at 11.30 a.m. and will be led by the Very Rev Kathy Jones and the service will use hymns recorded on previous occasions. Songs of Praise continues as usual and this Sunday is on BBC at 1.15 p.m.

Radio

On BBC local Radio Stations just after the 8.00 a.m. news there will be a radio service broadcast each week while the current situation continues. This week’s service has already been recorded and comes from the Methodist Westminster Central Hall. The service will be led by the Rev Martyn Atkins.

If you intend to listen to this service – don’t forget that the clocks go forward on this weekend!

Internet Services

The new, tighter regulations introduced this week mean that many of the services previously live streamed across the internet cannot any longer take place.

However, within the Methodist family there are four services (of different styles) being live-streamed this coming Sunday and in the weeks ahead. These are:

Wesley's Chapel London – who will livestream from the chapel (the Minister lives on the premises)

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem, this worship will be studio based – with strict distancing rules being followed

Revd Andy Fishburne broadcasting “At home” from the Isle of Man

Methodist Central Hall, Westminster from a virtual studio – with the worship facilitated by the team from their homes

All the links can be found at: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic  

Prayers during the week

During the week there are many ways to share in prayer and reflection with others. Cliff College is live streaming its morning prayers from 8.45 to 9.00 a.m. each weekday morning. Each morning’s prayers is led by a different member of staff speaking from their own home. You can find the live stream on the Cliff College Facebook page – where prayers from previous days can also be found.