Welcome to the Brandlesholme Methodist Church website
We have created these pages in order to tell you a little about our church, where we are in Bury, the times of our services and to give you a way of making contact with us.
We don’t intend that these pages tell you everything about us, so to know more, you can come along and visit us. You will be warmly welcomed!
(updated 13 February)
Arrangements have been discussed to enable church to re-open safely – but all that is now up in the air as we have moved into the next wave of Covid-19.
And so, in line with a specific directive from the Methodist Church, all activities in our church continue to be suspended (this includes Sunday Worship). We do apologise for this – the situation is under constant review.
Regarding re-opening, the Methodist Church has put in place an extensive process of risk assessment to undertake before out Leadership Team can agree to this, but we do hope this will not be long off, and certainly by Spring.
And so we await further guidance from Church leaders, but in the meantime we need to prepare ourselves for the reality that our churches are going to look very different for some time to come. It’s vital to take our time and make sure we get this right. When that time comes, we need to make sure that people can carry out social distancing properly and that everything can be kept properly sanitised.
The Methodist Church website provides guidance and links to online Sunday worship – (please paste into your browser, if necessary):
The website includes this prayer:
God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for other
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Should you like to be included in the weekly mailing of the Sunday service, please contact us via the website.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO TALK TO, PLEASE CONTACT US EITHER VIA THIS WEBSITE OR USING THE TELEPHONE NUMBER DISPLAYED OUTSIDE CHURCH
We encourage everyone to watch out for neighbours and friends, and serve in whatever ways we can.
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