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
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
0117 969 3686
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Latest Coronavirus updates and news
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
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
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
Friday 4th December 2.00 - 3.30
Zoom links will be circulated.
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