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Sunday 12th September 2021

Good morning and welcome to today’s worship. Our online worship for the Gloucestershire Circuit is led by Rev Phil Summers:

At Home Worship

We also will be worshipping in church at Hucclecote Methodist Church where our worship today will be led by Local Preacher Mr Colin Pascoe. At Lonsdale Road Methodist Church worship will be led by yours truly! Both services are at 10.30am and there is no longer a need to ‘book’ – just turn up.

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Worship for 5th September 2021

Hello! We have returned from several weeks on and off of holiday, visits to family and spiritual sustenance! We had a good couple of weeks in the Lake District followed by a week at Lee Abbey in Devon following a theme of ‘Creation and Contemplation’ led by Sam and Sara Hargreaves of Engage Worship, whose resources we tapped into during Advent and Lent.

Of course its always good to be home and it turns out that it is my turn to lead worship for the Gloucestershire Circuit this week as well as in person at Huccelcote Methodist Church on Sunday morning:

Worship at Home 5th September 2021

Worship at Home August 2021

Our weekly online worship for the Gloucestershire Circuit is available via the Circuit Worship at Home web page at the following link. There you will find a link to the service sheet and a link to the YouTube channel where you will find the video once it has been uploaded.

Worship In Person

Worship is also continuing ‘in person’ in our churches. You may have heard that 19th July was dubbed “Freedom Day” by the UK government – the day that they removed most of the legal requirements relating to Covid-19 security measures.

However while this sounds great in theory, in practice it means that responsibility for managing Risk Assessments has been transferred to local church leaders and Managing Trustees, who still (as always) have a legal duty of care to keep all users of our buildings as safe as possible. This means that we have to assess the risks and take appropriate action – we cannot just leave it up to individual choice. And at the present time it seems that the Covid infection rate is as high as ever, in fact I heard someone on TV this week say it is now the highest in the world!

Therefore we have decided that at our churches in Hucclecote and Lonsdale Road, most of the precautions that have been in place for the past few months will continue with just a few adjustments. Mask wearing will continue, social distancing and one way systems will still be in place and you will still be asked to sanitise hands on entry and to record details (or scan the Q code with the app) for Test and Trace.

We may make some adjustments to the distancing of seating to 1m+ rather than 2m to enable us to increase capacity while maintaining social distancing. And we may now sing quietly while wearing masks!

So if you are planning to come to church at 10.30am please continue to let Jill (Lonsdale Road) or Lynne (Hucclecote) know before Saturday if possible. If you are a visitor you will be most welcome.

You can find a full list of services taking place in the Circuit here

You can find more details of how to get to the churches: Hucclecote and Lonsdale Road

Worship at Home for Sunday 25th July

Our Worship for the Gloucestershire Circuit for 25th July is led by Rev Phil Summers You can link to both the Service Sheet and the YouTube video via the Circuit website here:

Worship In Person

Worship is also continuing ‘in person’ in our churches. You may have heard that 19th July was dubbed “Freedom Day” by the UK government – the day that they removed most of the legal requirements relating to Covid-19 security measures.

However while this sounds great in theory, in practice it means that responsibility for managing Risk Assessments has been transferred to local church leaders and Managing Trustees, who still (as always) have a legal duty of care to keep all users of our buildings as safe as possible. This means that we have to assess the risks and take appropriate action – we cannot just leave it up to individual choice. And at the present time it seems that the Covid infection rate is as high as ever, in fact I heard someone on TV this week say it is now the highest in the world!

Therefore we have decided that at our churches in Hucclecote and Lonsdale Road, most of the precautions that have been in place for the past few months will continue with just a few adjustments. Mask wearing will continue, social distancing and one way systems will still be in place and you will still be asked to sanitise hands on entry and to record details (or scan the Q code with the app) for Test and Trace.

We may make some adjustments to the distancing of seating to 1m+ rather than 2m to enable us to increase capacity while maintaining social distancing. And we may now sing quietly while wearing masks!

So if you are planning to come to church at 10.30am please continue to let Jill (Lonsdale Road) or Lynne (Hucclecote) know before Saturday. If you are a visitor you will be most welcome just phone and leave a message on 01452 616118.

You can find a list of services taking place in the Circuit here

You can find more details of how to get to the churches: Hucclecote and Lonsdale Road