As you will have heard, the Government has published guidance which states that places of worship may reopen for private prayer from Monday 15 June 2020.
Together with other Methodist churches, we follow the counsel of the Methodist Church in Britain, who have decided not to make changes to the previous guidelines until after the Methodist Conference, which comes together at the end of June. Until then, we remain closed and will implement as full a service, worship and support as we can using modern means of communication.
In the meantime, let us assure you that lots is happening within the Church at this time. Zoom services continue to be available for all who wish to join, each Sunday morning at 11am (led by Rev Joseph Ribeiro) and each Sunday evening at 7pm (led by Rev Jason Vinyard). There is weekly Zoom Bible Study (please email for information); and weekly notices are available both on our Church website (scroll down to see the current newsletter displayed on this page) or by asking to be placed on the mailing list for Church notices (please email here).
There is also a group of Church members working hard to complete risk assessments, and working out ways of how we can and will open in the near future within the current government guidance.
Please keep checking this Website and our Facebook page for further updates.
We so look forward to meeting with you within our lovely Church premises soon.
Clickhere to download a PDF version of the current weekly newsletter, or scroll down to see images of the newsletter on the website.
for parents & kids
A number of live-stream services are available to follow via the internet on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile (smart) phone.
1. Every Sunday 11am: Zoom service Rev Joseph Ribeiro
Sunday morning service live-streamed from the home of Rev. Joseph Ribeiro - click this link to join
2. Every Sunday 7pm: online service Rev. Jason Vinyard
Contemplative Sunday evening service lead by Rev. Jason Vinyard from his home - click this link to join
3. 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
4. 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
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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.
Keep informed of updates:
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: email@example.com.
If you need to contact us, please either email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.