In the Methodist Church preachers rotate around their circuit, preaching at many different churches each year.
We are currently operating without a circuit plan whilst churches are closed. Reverend Nick Jones wrote to all of our churches and local preachers in the open letter below on the 29th of August, which details our current thinking...
As you know, we would have usually sent out copies of the Circuit Plan for June, July and August by now.
In the light of the uncertainty of all that lies ahead we have decided not to produce a Plan for the Summer months.
Instead, if there is a possibility to gather for public worship in our Churches before September, we will produce an emergency Plan as quickly as possible for the first Sunday that we are able to worship, and then a Plan for further Sundays beyond that.
We also intend producing a full Order of Service that can be used by Churches as an Own Arrangement if we do not have enough Preachers available. This could also be used by Worship Leaders to help prepare services if they wished.
I am aware of all that is being done to enable congregations to share together in worship and prayer through this time of exile from our places of worship. I’d like to say a massive thank you to you all for the wonderful ways in which you are remaining united in prayer. Please be assured of our prayers with you and for you.
Page updated 6th May 2020