This week's Vine at Home builds upon The Methodist Covenant Service that was premiered on Youtube on Sunday 17th January. In the reflection by Calvin Samuel he asks “Today, we remind ourselves of our Covenant with God. We encourage ourselves by the Providence of God. And we resubmit ourselves to the service of God. Christ indeed has many services to be done, both inside and outside the church. To which ones will we submit ourselves, this Covenant Sunday?”  Service material attached.

What are you being called to?

As part of our Covenant Sunday, we begin a new segment of The Vine at Home resources, which will run right through to Vocations Sunday on 2nd May.  During each of these sections, we will have a few moments to reflect on our own sense of calling - what is it that God is asking of us today, this week, this month, and beyond?

In this week's Vine Video Alison Ransom (Connexional Vocations advisor) introduces the theme.

To download this free video click here

Vine at Home 24/01 word   Vine at Home 24/01 pdf

** NEW ** Circuit Worship Night

This Sunday, 24th January, we have our monthly Circuit Worship Night where we will be celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Please join us from 7pm with Revd Jo Brown and members and friends from around the circuit who will provide readings, prayers and song.   The Revd Charlotte Truman, the Ecumenical Development Officer for Churches Together in Cheshire will be sharing with us during the service.  The service will be available on our YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMethodist/featured

Spiritual sustenance when isolated

During this time of 'lockdown' the Methodist church has supplied a page (link here) which signposts you to resources to help nourish your spiritual life. These are mostly resources that are provided centrally.

The Revd Dr Jonathan hustler, Secretary of the Conference, has written a message for the Church as we enter another lockdown. Read 'Putting our hand into the hand of God'

Forest Church

If you would like to know more about Forest Church, we now have a tab up on the circuit website.  Here you will find an article outlining some background to Forest Church and over the course of this year we will begin to populate this page with information on services and resources for you.  In the meantime, please do contact Rev Jo Brown if you would like to know more.  Email: jo.brown@methodist.org.uk


While public worship is permitted under lockdown regulations, the Diaconate have decided that in the light of the current situation it would be safer not to hold Sunday services at church for the time being. We are sharing online Sunday worship on Zoom with friends from other local Methodist and United Reformed Churches. 

To receive the weekly Zoom link please email: caldy-valley@btconnect.com


We are continuing to send out a weekly service sheet by post and email which we can use together while we are unable to gather for worship. It will also be posted on the Welcome page each week, and previous services can be found in our Library of On-line services.

There are links to other opportunities for online worship here on the Worship Resources page.


Wesley Methodist Church, Chester offer a live-streamed service every Sunday morning from 10.15am https://www.facebook.com/wesleychurchcentrechester/live

Dial a Reflection

Rev Jo Brown from Tarvin offers a weekly recorded Bible reading and reflection

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North Cheshire Methodist Circuit

For news of other worship opportunities from around the Circuit check out these links:

Website:        www.northcheshiremethodists.org.uk

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/NCMethodists/

YouTube:       https://www.youtube.com/NCMethodist


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Methodist Church and a Year of Prayer    Be part of this movement of prayer as we ask the Holy Spirit to help us be a growing, evangelistic, inclusive, justice-seeking Church of gospel people. Join others across the Methodist Church to pray together every Tuesday from 12.45 to 1.00pm Visit the website for more information: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/evangelism-growth/year-of-prayer/

URC Mersey Synod offer links to online services  -  https://www.urcmerseysynod.org.uk/virtualservices.htm

The Methodist Church website has lots of resources for worship and prayer, links to streamed worship from places such as Westminster Central Hall and Wesley's Chapel, a weekly service that can be printed out, plus resources to help with daily prayers and devotions. So do please check them out from the many links below:


Methodist Central Hall Westminster  Sundays 11.00 a.m. https://mchw.live/

Wesley's Chapel London with live-stream from the chapel   Sundays 11am   ww.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA 

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem, this worship is studio based  Sundays 10:30a.m. www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Sthie ('At home') - To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie ('At home') from the Isle of Man. Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/ 

You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

Morning Prayers - daily Monday to Friday

10:00 Monday-Friday - from Wesley’s Chapel London: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA

08:30 Monday-Friday - from Wesley House Cambridge: www.facebook.com/wesleycambridge 

Resources for following the prayers and readings are available at: www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/prayer-space/ 

Methodist Women in Britain

Please find below information on resources for use individually or in groups available from the MWiB website.  Follow the individual links to find out more:

World Federation Officer (and Vice President of the Conference) Carolyn

Lawrence and the Global Relationships team have put together a short
service highlighting the problems faced by some of our World Church
partners in the current coronavirus pandemic and how the Methodist
Church in Britain is responding. The service also provides an
opportunity to contribute to the World Mission Fund, which won't this
year receive the usual generous donations from the Easter Offering.

Living in Tune with our Planet: Former President Sandra Goodwin has
written a service focussing on issues of climate change, with stories of
how churches and communities around the world are responding positively
to the crisis. We hope you will find it informative, inspiring and


Prayer request sent in by Marion Needham - member Hamilton St and Trustee Pause for Hope.

For more information visit www.pauseforhope.org.uk

Pause for Hope