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The delay in the lifting of restrictions until the 19th July does mean that we will not be able to hold the Alive Service planned for the evening of the 27th June nor Activ8 on the 4th July. We continue to plan for the easing of restrictions but recognise this delay means that most groups are not likely to start up until September or later as would have been their normal pattern after the summer closures. Worship, of course, is already planned until the end of August and the next Plan, September to November, will follow in due course.

I ask your prayers for the Methodist Conference as it meets at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham from Thursday 24 June to Thursday 1 July. Due to Government restrictions the Conference will be hybrid – meeting in person and online with approximately 60 people at the venue and others joining online.

The Church Office is now resuming responsibility for the production and circulation of the church notices. Initially, this will be on a monthly basis followed by any interim updates as necessary, especially in relation to any changes in COVID regulations. This edition of the weekly reflection from the Circuit Team will be the last one for the time being, pending a review of requirements post restrictions.

You are receiving this email from a list held by the church office for the purposes of sharing church information; your address will not be used for any other purpose. The list is password protected to comply with data protection legislation, but should you no longer wish us to contact you in this way, please let us know via the church office email address.

On a local level I have indicated this is the last weekly mailing in this format. This edition includes information about services in July, other information will be circulated as felt appropriate but of course the summer is normally a quieter period when we have had monthly rather than weekly notices. Next week’s reflection will be the last of the series.  Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of the Prayer Handbook for 2021/2022 which contains the daily readings should contact Elaine Watts on 01253 722302 who will be preparing a bulk order for its publication in August.

Wesley’s Larder is open from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Monday to Saturday in the former Ministers Vestry. There is free food, donated by local supermarkets and other items. Covid protocols are in place to keep everyone safe. We are also supporting Freckleton Methodist Church Wednesdays 2.45 t0 4.00 p.m. with a Larder and also Kirkham Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon 3.00 p.m.. Please bring your own bags. Remember this is about giving people access to fresh food as well as reducing food waste. They are open to anyone The Community Hub educational classes for refugees are being held on line. All other activities remain suspended until it is safe for them to restart. If you would like more information or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Stephen, our Minister, on 01772 683 884 or 07711917955 or Judith, our Lay Worker, 01253 720986

As we are not able to offer our normal range of services and recognise not everyone is able to return to church at this time, we are highlighting some of the many opportunities for worship with a focus on those that are easily available knowing those with.… ,… READ MORE


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