Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

November 2020
You are very welcome here!

We extend the love of Jesus Christ to you and invite you to join with us through this site. Throughout this second time of lockdown we continue to worship and join in fellowship together in a variety of ways (streamed services, DVD and CD recordings) and it has been great to share in fellowship with many people who do not usually attend Peasedown St John Methodist Church.

Our goal as a church is to love as Christ loved and to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ through its variety of worship services, through spiritual development, outreach and mission. No matter where you live and no matter what your beliefs are, if you are looking for some support or encouragement during these difficult times, or if you are looking for some understanding of what's happening to us and the world, or if you simply want to connect with other people, you are very welcome here!

Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

October 2020
You are very welcome here!

We extend the love of Jesus Christ to you and invite you to join with us through this site. Throughout this time of lockdown we have continued to worship and join in fellowship together in a variety of ways (streamed services, DVD and CD recordings) and it has been great to share in fellowship with many people who do not usually attend Peasedown St John Methodist Church.

Starting from Sunday 4th October we will be able to worship together again. The numbers who can attend need to be restricted at the moment due to Government guidance, however, it is amazing that we can be worshipping and praising God together after all this time. If you would like to attend a service, then please discuss this with one of the stewards in advance.

If you are unable to join us in person, for whatever reason, then please share and connect with us through this site. Our goal as a church is to love as Christ loved and to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ through its variety of worship services, through spiritual development, outreach and mission. 

So no matter where you live and no matter what your beliefs are, if you are looking for some support or encouragement during these difficult times, or if you are looking for some understanding of what's happening to us and the world, or if you simply want to connect with other people, you are very welcome here!

Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

June 2020

Peasedown St John Methodist Church
You are very welcome here!

The church building remains closed for the time being,
but the church is still open and being the church!

Throughout this time of lockdown we have continued to worship and fellowship together in a variety of ways (streamed services, DVD and CD recordings) and it has been great to share in fellowship with many people who do not usually attend Peasedown St John Methodist Church.

Some live close by and others have joined from various parts of the globe. So no matter where you live and no matter what your beliefs are, if you are looking for some support or encouragement during these difficult times, or if you are looking for some understanding of what's happening to us and the world, or if you simply want to connect with other people, you are very welcome here!

Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

18th March 2020

Dear Friends,

The church is not closed!

I’m sure that some of you might be thinking that I am contradicting all the other information you have received, but I’m not. Due to the Coronavirus we have closed the church building for all users, including Sunday worship services. But the building is not the church - you are the church, I am the church, we are the church together. We might be isolated, but we are not closed.

The church is open for business!

During this time of social distancing we have the opportunity to come closer to God, so I encourage you to read you Bible more, pray more, sing hymns and songs of praise. In times like these it’s easy to become fearful or anxious, to allow the darkness to creep in on us and so it’s vital that we draw nearer to God.

Here are some passages of scripture to encourage us and give us hope:

2 Timothy 1:7
Psalm 4:8
1 Peter 5:6-7
Philippians 4:6-7
Isaiah 41:10
Isaiah 26:3
John 14:1

And a song that seems made for the moment:

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

[Chorus]
I'm gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine upon you, the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you and give you his peace. 

Rev David Winstanley

Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

We extend the love of Jesus Christ to you and invite you to join with us through this site, or in the various church programmes and activities, or in opportunities for worship, in learning how Christ loves and how that love may grow within us and through us.

If you have visited us we trust you have experienced the presence of God and sensed the friendliness of the People.

Our goal as a church is to love as Christ loved and to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ through its variety of worship services, through spiritual development, outreach and mission.

We would like to know you better and would encourage you to contact us by email or telephone 01761 439934, or better still come and visit us, we would love that.

 

 

Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

We extend the love of Jesus Christ to you and invite you to join with us through this site, or in the various church programmes and activities, or in opportunities for worship, in learning how Christ loves and how that love may grow within us and through us.

If you have visited us we trust you have experienced the presence of God and sensed the friendliness of the People.

Our goal as a church is to love as Christ loved and to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ through its variety of worship services, through spiritual development, outreach and mission.

We would like to know you better and would encourage you to contact us by email or telephone 01761 439934, or better still come and visit us, we would love that.

Every blessing Rev Michelle Ireland.

 

Welcome to the
Peasedown St John
Methodist Church Website

We extend the love of Jesus Christ to you and invite you to join with us through this site, or in the various church programmes and activities, or in opportunities for worship, in learning how Christ loves and how that love may grow within us and through us.

If you have visited us we trust you have experienced the presence of God and sensed the friendliness of the People.

Our goal as a church is to love as Christ loved and to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ through its variety of worship services, through spiritual development, outreach and mission.

We would like to know you better and would encourage you to contact us by email or telephone 01761 439934, or better still come and visit us, we would love that.

Every blessing Rev Michelle Ireland.

 

Saturday 5th September 10:30
 to
Sunday 6th September 10:30

Full programme below (click to enlarge)

Seeds "Grab and Go Bag"

Wednesday mornings

9am – 9:45am

Our Seeds Parent and Toddler Group is not yet permitted to meet in the church building, so as a way of making ourselves available to our Seeds families, Marilyn and Julie are going be in the Church car park on Wednesday mornings to say hello to our families and give out a "Grab and Go Bag" which contains an activity to do at home.

Psalm Walks

Psalm Walks are a new way of worshipping and it is for all ages. It allows you to spend time alone with God or to share it with friends and family – remember to keep within covid restrictions.

Psalm walks will be produced for the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month. During the week, please send Julie any of your thoughts, reflections, pictures, videos clips from your Psalm Walk and she will put them together to create some sort of response/feedback for the Sunday morning service on the 2nd & 4th Sundays.

You can go on your Psalm walk anywhere (even in your own garden) and at any time during the week, but if you are doing the Psalm Walk with children then why not join Julie for a Psalm Walk in the church garden on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month between 9.30am and 10.00am.

Sheets are available to download by clicking here. There is one for adults and a simplified version for children, but they both use the same Psalm and follow similar themes and ideas (you can tell which is the children’s one because it has a picture of some children in the top right corner). This is a great way to worship outdoors and we hope many people of all ages will get involved and be blessed through it.

Lighthouse is Back!

After a 6-month break Lighthouse restarted on Thursday 1st October. For the first few weeks we are only inviting those who are currently in Years 4 - 6 and who have previously attended. Once we are used to following the necessary guidelines, we will invite new members to join. We are following strict hygiene and social distancing regulations in line with Government and Methodist Church guidance.