The Methodist Church in south Cambridgeshire & Royston, Hertfordshire
For the Methodist Way of Life Circuit Lent group following this link
The Methodist Church has issued advice that worship services in its churches are suspended for the time being. We would encourage people who lead services to think about how worship might be offered in different ways, including online and using worship at home sheets.
During this incredibly difficult time when people might want to spend time in prayer in their Methodist Church, local trustees should consider whether it is possible to open up their churches to enable people to come and pray or sit quietly, perhaps offering prayer stations as a point of reflection with precautions around physical distancing and reminding anyone ‘on duty’ not to shake hands, providing hand sanitiser if possible and adhering to the Government guidelines on social distancing.
Suspending services means that we advise that baptisms will not take place in public worship and if you have a wedding planned in a Methodist Church you should speak to your minister. While funerals may still take place, we would advise that the number of people attending is limited as per the Government’s advice.
In terms of Church business, we recommend that all meetings including church councils and circuit meetings should be cancelled. Districts chairs will be in touch about Synods. The next meeting of the Methodist Council has been suspended and we will advise on how essential business will be carried out. We will be issuing further advice on this.
10 years ago Cottenham Methodist Church was reborn in a new form. Here's the story of that journey so far ....
Silver Award for the Cottenham Pioneer Ministry
Revd Simon Oliver, Angus Campbell and Steven Poole were pleased to collect the silver winners award at the November 2018 Christian Funders Forum Awards . The project devoted the former Methodist Church in Cottenham to community projects where a wide spectrum of the local population now enjoy a whole range of activities including a Community Coffee Centre, cinema nights and opportunities for the local people to explore life and faith in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The Cottenham Pioneer Ministry was nominated in the Best Church Building Project category.
Revd Charity Nzegwu (Royston, Foxton and Orwell) has been visiting South Africa as part of a mission trip by seven Methodist and Baptist BME ministers (Charity is seen here in the group photo on the far left).