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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
Superintendent Minister


0117 969 3686

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Coronavirus COVID-19

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

for places of worship

for user groups

for children's activities

Guidance for choirs and musicians UPDATED 12th October

Food and drink on church premises UPDATED 12th October

Guidance for Toddler Groups UPDATED 12th October

NHS COVID-19 Track and Trace App - poster for display in churches

Updated Guidance for those leading Worship - 27th September

Guidance for Harvest Festivals

Guidance on social distancing and the rule of 6

Re-opening church buildings - everything you need to know PUBLISHED 14th September

COVID 19 posters to download and print for use in local churches 

COVID 19 Responsible Person - role description

Guidance on wearing facemasks in church buildings

Wearing facemasks posters

Guidance for outdoor worship

Re-opening buildings for community group hire

Guidance for Pastoral Visiting

Holy Communion - responding pastorally (Faith & Order document)

Guidance for Holy Communion

Guidance for Baptisms

Guidance for Funerals

Guidance for Weddings

Test and Trace and GDPR

NHS Handwashing posters

Open for Worship poster

Open for Private Prayer poster

Updated guidelines for pastoral visiting UPDATED 3rd June 

Meaningful phone calls UPDATED 3rd June

Advice and support during COVID 19 

Guidance for staying Positive and Strong UPDATED 1st May

COVID 19 Caring Handbook - guidance for supporting the homeless and those in need

Bristol based charity coalition to support Bristol's rough sleepers

ARK Project contact numbers and times for support and conversation

Key contact information                    POSTED 30th March

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