This week Tim reflects on the set readings for us “…To love is to get hurt, to get bruised. We will feel people’s pain with them, and we will feel pain when they reject us, let us down, or seek to manipulate our love for their own ends. But we will dust ourselves off. We will nurse our wounds. And we go again.

Our world is crying out for more love, for a better kind of love. As the church of Jesus Christ, let’s show them what the word means. All we need is love.”

Don't forget that The Vine at Home is live-streamed every Sunday Morning at 10.30am on Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth and Lympstone Methodist Churches Facebook page. It is then posted later in the day onto to The Worship Cloud Facebook page.

Vine at Home pdf   Vine at Home word


Our next online service is this Sunday 25th October - Rev Andrew Emison (from Frodsham and Norley) will be leading the reflection with input from members from around the Circuit.  Join us at 7pm on the Circuit YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/NCMethodist

As some parts of our circuit are under additional restrictions it doesn’t feel right to gather in person just yet. There will be more activities to come, for now online, but you can take yourself outside. If you would like to be involved or just kept up to date please contact jo.brown@methodist.org.uk.’


Stephen Pickett from Frodsham MC shares about a new exhibition:  "We (Frodsham Churches Together) are helping the Cathedral with this exhibition. Local Artist Alun Evans, Steward of Frodsham Methodist Church is also creating a piece of artwork for this and we are assisting with banners, posters, and display of photos of activities from Frodsham Churches. 
Please do let others know of the dates of the exhibition from the 10th to the 23rd October.

In addition, The Chair of the Clewer Initiative, former Bishop of Derby, The Rt Rev'd Alastair Redfern will give a talk entitled 'Slavery and Salvation' Wednesday 14th October at 1.10 to 1.50 pm on Slavery and Salvation. This can be heard either at the Cathedral or online with Zoom, see Cathedral website for link Modern Slavery attachment

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/

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

World Federation Study Day - 26th October 2020. This year's World
Federation Day event has been postponed, but instead we're pleased to
offer you some study and worship material prepared by the women of the
West Africa Area - a very timely resource focusing on SDG 3: Good Health
and Well-being.


In case you missed it:  Ceri Gardner's Ordination took place on Saturday 25th July - if you did miss it you can still see the service on YouTube via the link here: Ceri's Ordination


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.

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

01829 708930 (Charged at Local rate)

Dial a Prayer

FREE phone lines for prayers and news from the Methodist Church

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514

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Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon


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. www.youtube.com/mchwevents 

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/ 

Circuit Social media links:

Website:        www.northcheshiremethodists.org.uk

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

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


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