“Tendring is currently in Tier 4 of the Covid-related restrictions. In light of this the churches across the Circuit have opted to suspend on-site worship for the time-being in order to keep attendees and the local community as safe as possible. Each congregation will, with the Ministry Team, be keeping the situation under review, and will re-open their buildings for worship when they feel it is safe to do so.
Closing our buildings does not mean the Church is closed. We continue to meet for worship at 11am on Sundays, via Zoom – both online and via the telephone. If you would like to join us please contact the Circuit Office and they will ensure you are sent the necessary invite. We also continue to send out weekly mailings by email and post with a variety of resources.
As churches re-open for worship we will do our best to keep this page up-to-date. However, we recommend contact is made with either a local Steward or the Minister before attending on any given Sunday to ensure worship is happening as planned.”
If you would like to be on the mailing list, whether by email or post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0793603869
Further Methodist resources for worshiping at home can also be found here:
Worship During the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
Praying as a Circuit together – the Lord's Prayer
We also invite those around the Circuit to share in a moment of prayer together each Sunday – and on other days if possible.
At 10.45am the invitation is to light a candle or to intentionally create a moment of stillness in which to pray and then to follow this simple order:
•Pray the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.
•Reflect on the line that is most relevant for you at this moment.