In the Methodist Church preachers rotate around their circuit, preaching at many different churches each year.
Dear sisters and brothers in the Birmingham Methodist Circuit,
We hope that you are all keeping safe and well as Easter approaches. This last year has been like no other and we have found ourselves living day by day and week by week. In the light of ever changing circumstances it has been difficult to plan ahead with any certainty as Church Councils around the Circuit have been wrestling with when it is appropriate to return to their building for collective worship. As you will see from the preaching plan, responses to the Government Roadmap announcements have been understandably wide ranging.
Our thanks to everyone who has given prayerful consideration and thought to this, and to all who are enabling worship and prayer online, through worship sheets and in our buildings.
As we journey through Holy Week, we are very grateful to our friends at Solihull who are enabling us to provide a Service of Spiritual Communion on Maundy Thursday at 7p.m. This will be available via the Solihull Methodist Church website. The Service is also downloadable here so that those who do not have access to the internet can join us at 7p.m so please pass it on or post it to anyone who might like to share in this time of Spiritual Communion.
On Good Friday, you are invited to a virtual ecumenical Walk of Witness through the Birmingham City Centre reflecting on the Stations of the Cross that will be available online from 10am. See more below.
On Easter Sunday, District Worship Live will be taking place beginning at 10.30a.m. and is available on Facebook and YouTube.
The Circuit Executive have decided to delay the Easter Offering to a service this autumn when we hope to come together as a circuit and gather in one of our churches.
If your Church is planning to re-open for Worship in April, please see the letter from the Circuit Covid Team HERE and a Risk Assessment HERE that has been recently provided by the Environmental Health Officer at Birmingham City Council.
We hope that all this is helpful to you, and pray that as we journey through Holy Week and the great Feast of Easter that, in whatever way we offer worship and prayer to our Crucified and Risen Lord, we sense the presence of Christ and our unity and hope through God’s unfailing love and faithfulness.
Nick, Alison and Neil
COVID UPDATE: If you are a circuit office holder or member of staff, please do click here to find the latest COVID Update from the COVID Team, including helpful advice and contacts during this new lockdown period.
PROPERTY REMINDER: Please could all those who oversee church properties be reminded that during this lock down period, regular weekly checks will need to be done as before, more information will follow in due course from our Circuit Property Officer, Richard Burr.
Get in Touch
You can contact a member of the circuit team, including the Superintendents, by visiting our contact us page here.