Notices

Advent Study Series   (19/11/20)

This year we will be following "Watching and Waiting”, an Advent Course prepared for us by the London District of the Methodist Church. The Course has been designed so that it can be carried out individually or in groups. Divided into four weekly sessions, we will follow the course on Zoom on:

Monday mornings at 11.00am – 12.15pm on 30th November and 7th, 14th and 21st December
Monday evenings at 8.00pm - 9.15pm on 30th November and 7th, 14th and 21st December.

Thursday afternoons at 2.00pm – 3.30pm on 26th November, 3rd, 10th and 17th December
Thursday evenings at 8.00pm – 9.30pm on 26th November, 3rd, 10th and 17th December

For details of the Zoom links for the sessions contact the Circuit Office or Rev Sue Male (Monday sessions) and Rev Rachel Bending (Thursday sessions).

For more information, click here.

 

National Restrictions for England from 5th November   (03/11/20)

In line with the national restrictions for England which come into effect on 5th November services at our churches will be suspended with immediate effect until at least 6th December. While we hope that churches will be able to begin services again from that date, this will depend on whether the situation has improved sufficiently for the restrictions to be lifted as intended.

 

London Tier 2 Covid Level Alert   (15/10/20 - updated 29/10/20)

Because London has been moved to Tier 2 Covid Level Alert at the recommendation of the London District Chairs worship was suspended at our Circuit churches on 18th October.. Worship resumed at our churches on 18th October.

 

Churches Opening for Worship   (01/10/20)

Starting in September, churches across our Circuit have been opening again for worship. For the latest details see the Coronavirus - Our Churches page on this website. 

 

Bible Studies, Prayers Meetings and Healing Services   (03/09/20)

Prayer Meetings will resume from Tuesday 8th September and Circuit Bible Studies from Thursday 10th September.

 

Church Re-opening   (11/06/20)

The Government has announced that churches in England would be permitted to open for individual private prayer from 15th June. Communally led prayer, worship or devotion including informal prayer meetings however, will not be possible as yet. At this point, the Methodist Church does not anticipate making any changes to its own guidance until after its annual Conference which meets towards the end of June. Revised guidance on the use of our churches will therefore not be issued before about the second week in July. For the time being, all the churches in our Circuit will remain closed and will not open for individual private prayer.

 

Circuit Healing Service on Sunday Evenings   (30/04/20)

As the pandemic takes its course many people feel the isolation of the lock-down along with fear, illness, bereavement and much more. To go some way towards meeting these needs from this coming Sunday evening (3rd May) at 6.00pm there will be a weekly Circuit Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness available online. The service will be on Rachel Bending’s website www.dancinginthedesert.org with links from the Circuit website.

The service will be meditational and will include a short introduction followed by prayers and scripture and then a time for quiet prayer so that we can immerse ourselves in listening to God and our needs with music and visuals.

Ministers will be available to telephone from 7.00 – 7.45pm on Sunday evenings for anyone feeling the need for one-to-one prayer. Calls will need to be kept fairly short but where appropriate ministers invite people to call again during the week and talk at greater length. The numbers to call are:

Rev Rachel Bending                07986 461787
Rev Sue Male                          020 8579 8114

If you find lines engaged, please feel free to call a different minister. You can also send a text to Rev Rachel Bending requesting a callback.

 

MHA Ealing Live at Home Scheme   (17/03/20)

We have suspended our MHA Ealing Live at Home Schemes activities to help support the efforts being made to delay the spread of the coronavirus. We will be contacting our members by telephone to offer a daily welfare call to make sure they are okay. We are also contacting all providers, teachers etc to cancel all classes and will keep everyone informed and any future changes.

Latest information is available on the coronavirus information page on NHS website where you can also find more information and advice on coronavirus and FAQs that will enable us to safeguard our elderly members.

 

E-mail Scams   (12/11/19)

A number of people have recently received e-mails purporting to come from our Circuit staff asking for a ‘favour’ or for people to buy vouchers as donations to charity. These are scam e-mails. Unfortunately one person is reported to have fallen for it and lost money as a result.

If you receive an e-mail which seems to come from someone you know requesting money, a favour or saying they are in dire need of help, do not reply - delete it! At most contact the person from whom the e-mail supposedly comes independently to verify the request - never reply to the e-mail because that will go to the scammer and do not click on any links or buttons within the e-mail. You will almost certainly find that the person knows nothing about the e-mail and did not send it.

Finally, please note that none of our ministers will ever send e-mails asking you to buy something or asking for a donation in this way.

 

Fire Safety in the Home   (02/07/19)

Are you concerned about fire safety in your home? Did you know that the London Fire Brigade will fit smoke alarms for you free of charge? Fitting smoke alarms is a good way of helping you to keep safe in the event of a fire in your home – sadly there have been horrific cases of people dying in their homes in Ealing often within the older community. If you, or someone you know would like to take up the offer, please contact Jessica Pittam by e-mail at WAMailbox-.faith@met.police.uk or call her on 07884 114 941.