shaped for mission”
Welcome to the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit. We are a friendly family of 41 churches and two Methodist / Anglican schools serving communities across Bristol and South Gloucestershire with a membership that spans all ages. We are part of the wider Methodist Church in Britain. Our 2000 members come from many different countries and backgrounds and we aim to help everyone feel at home.
COVID - 19
Many of our churches have started to reopen for Sunday worship and limited community activities. Following government and Methodist guidelines anyone attending must wear a face-covering, provide details through the NHS Test & Trace scheme and maintain social distance. Each church has a COVID-19 risk assessment, which is available for inspection and is COVID-19 secure. Please check with your local church for more information, as to whether they are open. We continue to encourage members of our congregations to keep in touch with each other and our staff through e-mail and Social Media.
Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook page and the Superintendent's blog so that we can keep you in the loop with any updates and provide you with ideas for prayer and worship.
Currently, we are not offering funeral services in any of our churches as crematoriums are still best placed to hold services, which are limited to 30 attendees. If you experience a bereavement you should contact your local Funeral Director who will make the necessary arrangements with your local Methodist Minister.
Office staff continue to work from home and will continue to pick up e-mails. From October the Circuit Office will be staffed on Thursday mornings, if you need to call in person you will need to book an appointment slot.
Please continue to watch over one another in love.
Rev. David Alderman
0117 969 3686
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Latest Coronavirus updates and news
The Methodist Centre
Safeguarding Foundation Module Online Training
Four dates have been arranged for paid staff, Local Preacher, Worship Leaders and church based volunteers to access this Module online
For dates and booking information please download the poster
As local churches begin to re-open for Worship and other activities please view church websites, Facebook pages and publicity information for latest news.
Last updated : Wednesday 14th October
Responding to COVID 19 case action cards
Advice and support during COVID 19
Rev. David Alderman will also post further updates &reflections on his blog
Marriage and Relationships