Kenilworth Methodist Church

 CORONA VIRUS ADVISORY


Reopening of KMC for Sunday Morning Services 

We are pleased to announce that KMC is open for Sunday Morning Services

Dr Denys Hill  Oct 17th 10am

Rev Rachel Hextall   Oct 24th 10am

Ms Gail Bullivant  Oct 31st 10am

Rev. Dr. Iain Ballard   Nov 7th 10am

Rev Ian Howarth  Nov 7th 4pm   Welcome Service for Iain Ballard

Mrs Chris Flood   Nov 14th 10am  Remembrance Sunday 

 We look forward to being able to welcome you into our building to experience gathered worship again after what has been a long andifficult period for so many of us. 

Please see our welcome page for details of our gradual reopening including Junior Church and Creche provision and the singing of hymns.

                              Kenilworth Methodist Church Stewards                                                  South Warwickshire Circuit Registered charity no. 1154830                                              Superintendent Minister: Rev. Dr. Iain Ballard

17th October 2021 

Dear Friends I visited Plymouth today. The sun shone, the water was blue and calm. Looking to the right to Mount Edgcumbe and to the left to Jennycliff all looked lush and green. How easy to look at the beauty and believe that all is well with the world. However, when we open a newspaper, switch on the radio or TV we know that the truth is very different. We have all become aware that all is far from well and the earth is in great distress. From 31st October to 12th November the COP26* summit in Glasgow will bring together leaders of nations, people from over 200 countries, environmental experts, faith leaders and all manner of other parties intent on making decisions that will accelerate the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In this week’s Circuit Service the Rev’d Richard Wilde, in the sermon, calls on us not only to review the way we live in response to Climate Change but also asks us to pray for COP26. If you would like to join with others to pray for good outcomes from the COP26 summit I invite you to join us at Stratford Methodist Church on 23rd October for one or more of the half hour prayer sessions at a Prayer Vigil led by Stratford Churches Together. The vigil will comprise six half hour prayer sessions from 10 am – 1 pm. 

God bless 

Audrey Simpson 

*(COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Parties are the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a treaty agreed in 1994 which has 197 Parties (196 countries and the EU). The 2021 conference, hosted by the UK, together with our partners Italy, in Glasgow, will be the 26th meeting of the Parties, which is why it's called COP26.)


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Circuit Service 

The Circuit continues to provide a pre-recorded service each week, via YouTube, Facebook and our website – see below for details: 

YouTube account:

Please note, the Circuit has its own YouTube account, and you can access a video of our service by clicking the following link or typing it into your browser: tinyurl.com/SWCplaylist   If this doesn’t work, for any reason, try the long version: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzyDSCOYMtQvpCroUvvxjE93MqkTWQomY

If you regularly watch the Circuit Service, do consider subscribing to the Channel.

Rev Jemima, Michael Sharman & Graeme Russell have created Family Worship Time video which is available from 9:15 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month through our YouTube Channel – and can be accessed here: tinyurl.com/SWC-FWT 

again if this doesn’t work, try the longer version: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzyDSCOYMtQsCToUfQ3sforT5J7geU2-D 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SW.Methodist/

Website: www.methodist-swc.org.uk


A full text of this week's service is available at the FaceBook link and on the website, and is being sent by post to all those people who do not use the Internet so they can join in too. These worship opportunities will be available and sent to you every Sunday. We will be offering worship in a similar way each Sunday as the health crisis continues.

TV & radio opportunities for worship:

Radio 4, Sunday Worship, Sunday 8:10am,
Radio 4 Long Wave, Daily Service, 9.45am Mon-Fri,
Radio 3, Choral Evensong, Sunday 3pm.
BBC1, Sunday Worship, Sunday 10.45am,
BBC 1, Songs of Praise, Sunday 1:15pm                                   
(The times of the TV services can alter, please check the times)


Daily prayers at 10am are led by members of the circuit via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/328494818 All members of the Circuit are invited to join, you do not need a zoom account to join. You can also join by telephone. Please contact Michael Sharman on 07412 401988 if you’d like help getting in. 


Pastoral Support

A reminder that if you are in pastoral need of any kind please contact your own Minister direct by email or phone. We may also be able to arrange practical help with shopping and so on. Our details are below.

If in any doubt, please contact Rev Dr Iain Ballard and he will link you up with help locally to you.

Rev Dr Iain Ballard                            07368 875790                    iain.ballard@methodist.org.uk

Rev. Audrey Simpson                       01789267971               revaes@gmail.com  

Rev. Jeongsook Kim                         07741461060     revjeongsook@gmail.com  

Rev. Jemima Strain                           07969345389 jemima.strain@methodist.org.uk  

Rev. Richard Wilde                            07971218356       revrichardwilde@gmail.com  

Chris Flood                                         07772 292033                    chrisflood_erniescheu@hotmail.com

Keep safe. Keep caring. Keep praying.

With every blessing to you and yours.

The Ministers and Stewards of the South Warwickshire Methodist Circuit of Churches

Circuit Resource Centre, Wellesbourne Methodist Church, Bridge Street, Wellesbourne, CV35 9LR

Website: methodist-swc.org.uk            Phone: 07578 640013                           Email: swc.katetennyson@gmail.com



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