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 1 June)
We are pleased to be able to say that church has now re-opened.
Initially services will take place fortnightly, with a plan to return to weekly services as soon as we can. Uniformed organizations and other groups are hoping to return to weekly meetings in early June.
Our next services will take place on Sundays 20 June and 4 July
In line with a specific directive from the Methodist Church, we have put in place an extensive process of risk assessment to ensure everyone is safe. We ask that everyone book a seat for the Sunday services (via Beryl) as only 15 (socially distanced) seats are available in the first instance. Signs are in places to remind us about mask-wearing and keeping a distance, and we shall ensure that everything is kept properly sanitised.
If you feel you are not yet ready to return to Sunday services, Deacon Michelle is happy to email or post copies of services. In addition, the Methodist Church website continues to provide 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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