​​17 Feb, 7:30pm - Ash Wednesday (Zoom)

Ash Wednesday Circuit Service led by Revd. Armstrong Fummey 

Lent book group: Thurs eve 7:30 or Sat morning 9:30 (Zoom)

5 Thursdays, 7:30pm, from Thurs 25 February  (25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3 25/3)


5 Saturdays, 9:30am, from Sat 27 February (27/2, 6/3, 13/3, 20/3, 27/3)

Detail of Book Group sessions:

  • 1st Session: Thursday 25th Feb at 7:30 pm and Saturday 27th February at 9:30 am - Karen Bell (ZOOM) pages 1-26

  • 2nd Session: Thursday 4th March at 7:30 pm and Saturday 6th March at 9:30 am - Armstrong Fummey (ZOOM) pages 27-53

  • 3rd Session: Thursday 11th March at 7:30 pm and Saturday 13th March at 9:30 am – David Jebb (ZOOM) pages 54-78

  • 4th Session: Thursday 18th March at 7:30 pm and Saturday 20th March at 9:30 am – Jason Vinyard (ZOOM) pages 79-102

  • 5th Session: Thursday 25th March at 7:30 pm and Saturday 27th March at 9:30 am – Barry Sansom (ZOOM). Pages 103-125

Holy Week 2021

  • Maunday Thursday 1st April, 7:30 pm - Zoom service, led by Revd David Jebb (Zoom)

  • Good Friday 2nd April, 11 am - Good Friday Meditation led by Revd Jason Vinyard (Zoom)

  • Good Friday 2nd April, 3pm: MEDITATIONS AND REFLECTIONS
    The last Seven Words at the Foot of the Cross reflection

  • Easter Sunday 4th April - zoom services, times TBA 

Our region was placed in Tier IV in December 2020. 

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Elvis Gospel Poll  -  Week  5  of  6

Coronavirus - Update

A big "Thank you" from Richard House 

Quiz updates

1. Fundraiser quiz, 6 Feb Jan, for Macmillan

Thank you to everyone who took part in the online quiz on 6 Feb January for Macmillan Cancer Trust and/or donated. The amount raised, as of 11 February, was £200.00 plus Gift Aid.
If you would still like to donate please use this direct donations link:         



         bank transfer to:     sort code 110411 account 10646962

Alternatively send a cheque to me (payable to me please - Peter Hobbs)

and I will then send one payment.

2. Next Quiz date

The next quiz will be on 3 March, so please put that date in your diaries.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my quizzes and fund raising. Peter

Worship during the pandemic

Live Streamed Services - further links below

Dare I mention 'Lent'! Yep - it's Lent soon. Many of us may well feel like we've already given-up [perhaps on almost everything!]. However, here's an idea, the circuit plan to take up some extra-reflection and read a book together during Lent and meet up once a week on zoom to reflect. This Lent Group will be a circuit wide meeting. [There may well be other smaller Lent meetings hosted on Zoom by the local churches and I am sure other things from Upminster Methodist Church during Lent too].

Circuit & Trinity Saturday Morning Prayer Time Together  
Saturday 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Upminster Methodist Church - New UPDATED ZOOM LINKS from Sun 10 Jan. 
Sunday 10:00 am - Morning service, led by a church community or by Rev. Jason Vinyard
email us to obtain link
UK Dial-in numbers:  0203 481 5237  /  0203 481 5240  /  0203 901 7895  /  0131 460 1196  /  0203 051 2874

Sunday 21 February 2021

Romford Circuit Churches Website

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Did you know?

  • Christianity was the main religion in Egypt between the Fourth and Sixth Centuries.

  • It has been projected that 38% of Christians will live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.
  • Judas betrayed Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months' pay at that time.
  • Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad.
  • Papaphobia is the fear of the Pope.
  • There is a Christian sect which believes that Jesus is currently living in China as a woman.
  • Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.
  • Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Vladimir The Great considered converting to either Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.
  • Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as a State Religion in the year 301.
  • Buzz Aldrin received communion on the moon.
  • John Wesley wrote one of the bestselling medical texts of all time.
  • Hillary Clinton was raised in a United Methodist family and was greatly influenced by her Methodist youth minister who helped to foster her deep concern for social justice.
  • John Wesley coined the term “agree to disagree.”

Source: London Learning Network Jan2021

Messy Church at Home website

Sunday 7:00 pm - Contemplative evening service with Rev Jason Vinyard

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Latest Updates (Last updated 20 Feb 2021)

Sunday Afternoon Reflection Time Together 

Sunday 2:30 pm

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Lent 2021

Last updated 20 Feb 2021

Keeping you informed of updates:

Due to changes in government guidelines, Upminster Methodist Church will again be closed until further notice

Unfortunately, due to the latest constrictions from the Government, Upminster Methodist Church will be closed again (from  Sunday 18 October 2020), until further notice. We will open as soon as we are advised by the Government that it is safe to do so. You can still live stream Westminster Central Hall and via Zoom (links to the right).

Suggestions for worship opportunities and how to help others in worship can be found here. These include streamed services and service sheets to be printed at home.​

Coronavirus Guidance

Upminster Methodist Church - Current Situation

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Dear Friends,

in compliance with government guidelines, staff at Upminster Methodist Church are now working remotely, but naturally we will continue to provide support via various routes. 

The church building and halls will remain closed until further notice.

2 ways of staying informed of updates:

Regular updates are being posted on our facebook pageand via the Methodist Church website.

Weekly notices and devotional material:

We are sending out electronic copies of the weekly notices and the devotional materials (for use during the live streamed services → for more information see box to the right). If you would like to add your email address to our mailing list for the weekly notices and devotional materials only, please email us at: upminsternewsletter@gmail.com


If you need to contact us, please either email us at: upminstermc@gmail.com

or connect on Facebook

If your query regards previously discussed room hire arrangements - please note that we are not currently taking new bookings, until new guidelines have been issued - please contact venuehireumc@gmail.com​​

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A poster with the details will be sent around, but here's a pic of the book - almost out at publishers - and below are the dates. They'll be two meetings a week; a Thursday evening or a Saturday morning - so you can choose which will fit best.   

All current guidance from the Methodist Church regarding the coronavirus and devotional material can now be found here. Recent updates include information on how to ensure we support those in isolation safely, especially when making deliveries.

Rainham Bible Study  
Wednesday 7:00 pm

 A number of live-stream services are available to follow via the internet on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile (smart) phone. FOR PASSWORDS to zoom links please refer to our newsletter (email us here).

1. Sunday 21 Feb, 10 am: Sunday Morning Service
led by local Preacher Cathy Simmons (via Zoom)

You are invited to join us via Zoom for this Sunday morning service led by S. Holland
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​2. Sunday 21 Feb, 12 noon: Lunchtime service 
Sunday lunchtime service led by Rev. Joseph Ribeiro - 
email us to obtain link

​​3. Sunday 21 Feb, 7 pm: Evening contemplative service 

Quiet, contemplative service led by Rev. Jason Vinyard 

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4. Wesley's Chapel London

Every Sunday at 11am - a service live-streamed from the chapel (the Minister lives on the premises). Please go to their youtube channel

5. Methodist Central Hall Westminster 
Sundays at 11am - another service live-streamed from the Central Hall, London. Click on the link to go to their youtube channel