As a district, we would encourage you to be aware of and follow the advice which is on the Methodist website and to check for any updates and changes on a daily basis. Click the link here.
See below for the latest guidance from the Connexion
Update 16 September 2021
Update 13 July 2021
Changes to Government Guidance
- One of the aims of the latest government communiqué is to enable the public to make informed decisions. We are keen ministers and leadership teams do likewise. We offer these guidelines to help you, and your leadership teams, make decisions linked to your local context.
- The Property Team will be reviewing more detailed Connexional guidance following the Prime Minister’s update on the 12 July, and posting this from 19 July, when the Government will lift most restrictions.
- Although there are no specific updates to the government guidance document concerning places of worship yet, the Health Secretary announced to the House of Commons that from the 19 July there will be ‘…no restrictions on communal worship and singing’. This includes singing at weddings, funerals and baptisms.
To find out more about what the lifting of restrictions will mean for churches and communal worship plus advice from the Methodist Church, click here .
ADVANCED AND FOUNDATION MODULE: We are now able to provide both online and face to face sessions for the Advanced Module training. For a list of available dates and how to book, click here.
T4T (TRAINING FOR TRAINERS) FOR THE FOUNDATION MODULE: Foundation module trainers are now able to deliver both online and face to face sessions across the churches. To find out more about the training and any forthcoming dates, contact your circuit or church safeguarding officers or circuit administrator.
ALL WE CAN – METHODIST RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT FUND
For information from Tim Baker, Churches and Volunteers Manager at All We Can, Click here
For further information from Tim Baker about their online and digital worship resources, click here
REFLECTIVE RESOURCE FOR FUNERALS
The following resource has been produced to be used at home for those who are unable to attend a funeral.
Click here to download the resource.