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
Click here to download a PDF version of the current weekly newsletter, or scroll down to see images of the newsletter on the website.
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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.
2 ways of staying 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.
However, it will open with a vastly reduced congregation, maximum of 12 people, with the service being broadcasted via You Tube, allowing more of the congregation to take partly virtually.
It is imperative that we have enough volunteers and so far we have four people who are willing to help. Unfortunately, this is not enough to make it safe and practical to open. If we cannot get more volunteers then the opening of the Church to the congregation will be cancelled until we have sufficient numbers. However, the live streaming will commence on the 11th October.
1. Do not come if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, including high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell etc.
2. You will need to book in advance, please do not just turn up and once we are at capacity, no one else will be able to come.
3. When you book you will be asked to provide us with your name, address and phone number as these details have to be kept for 21 days. You will also be asked how many seats you require. If you have booked and find you can no longer come, please do cancel so others can take your place.
4. The doors will not be open until 15 minutes before the service in order to reduce the length of time we are in contact with one another. This means that if you arrive early you can remain in your car rather than needing to stand and queue.
5. Everyone will need to observe social distancing. There can be no handshaking, hugging, kissing or physical contact at all.
6. Stewards will direct you to your allocated seat (you cannot necessarily sit in your favourite seat, please sit where you have been asked). There is also a one-way system in place in the church building. Please keep to it without exception.
7. The wearing of masks in the building is now required by law unless you’re exempt for medical reasons and there will be no singing, open prayer or shouted out comments or responses.
8. At the conclusion, there will be no drinks and you will be encouraged to leave the building relatively quickly.
9. There are a number of hand sanitisers around the building including at the entrance and by all the toilets. Please sanitise your hands as you enter the building.
Thank you to those who have volunteered so far. However, we still require additional volunteers to enable the Church to open, without them, we can’t. The following roles need to be filled by volunteers:
If you feel that you are able to volunteer for one of the above, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you with details. However, during this time of COVID, everyone should put their own welfare first, and not feel obligated to put your name forward, especially if you are a volunteer at the present time.