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Welcome

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

Following the Government's guidance on 31st October the country will again be in lockdown from 5th November until 3rd December.

Initial Government guidance states, Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for

- individual, private mid-week prayer                             - to broadcast an act of worship                                       - formal Early Years settings such as pre-schools      or where the building is part of a school                    -  essential voluntary and public services, such as        blood donors or foodbanks                                               - certain support  groups such as AA and NA,                limited to 15 people      

Please remember that during this period you must not meet up with others indoors, including family and friends, unless they are part of your support bubble. Households can meet outdoors with 1 person from another household.

We will post updates to this guidance on our COVID-19 guidance pages as more information becomes available.

Please check with your local church for more information about on-line services and events and re-opening. We continue to encourage members  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 resources and ideas for prayer and worship.

The Methodist Centre will remain open to provide takeaway food for the homeless, Mondays to Wednesdays. Donations of food will be welcome but they do not require any clothes at this time.

Currently, we are not offering funeral services in our churches as crematoriums are still best placed to hold services which are limited to 30 attendees. If you suffer a bereavement you should contact your local funeral director who will make the necessary arrangements with your local Minister.

We regret that weddings are nor permitted to take place during this period.

The Circuit Office remains closed, however staff continue to work from home and pick up emails.

Please continue to watch over one another in love.

Rev. David Alderman
Superintendent Minister

superintendent@bsgc.org.uk 

0117 969 3686


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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

Foundation Module Autumn 2020


Coronavirus COVID-19

Due to the current lockdown all church buildings are closed. Please see guidance notes below. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Last updated :  Monday 16th November

Guidance during November lockdown

Safeguarding children using Zoom

Using Zoom safely in Worship

Remembrance Sunday guidance

Lockdown restrictions - updated guidance for churches


Beyond lockdown

Two Zoom sessions have been planned for COVID-19 responsible people, Senior Church Stewards and Booking Secretaries to find out how we move forward beyond 2nd December.

Wednesday 2nd December 7.00 - 8.30

OR

Friday 4th December 2.00 - 3.30

Zoom links will be circulated. 

COVID-19 Posters 

Responding to COVID 19 case action cards

for places of worship

for user groups

for children's activities

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

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

COVID 19 Responsible Person - role description

Wearing facemasks posters

Test and Trace and GDPR

NHS Handwashing posters

Open for Worship poster

Open for Private Prayer poster



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



Rev. David Alderman will also post further updates &reflections on his blog

Chirpy Methodist Blog


Marriage and Relationships

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