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

Rev Dr Iain Ballard July 25th 10am 

Note that the Annual Church Meeting will be held on July 25th

Ms Carol Cave Aug 1st 10am

Ms Sheila Brown August 8th 10am

Dr Denys Hill Aug 15th 10am

Everyone will still have to observe the 2 metres social distancing rules at all times, we will not be able to sing, and we will have to wear masks while we are in the building, but we will be able to meet together for an act of gathered worship.

 There will not be any provision for Creche or for Junior Church for the present, and the number of people who can safely attend will have to be limited. 

To ensure that we do not exceed capacity, seating for each service all seats will have to be pre-booked, and you can do this by telephone, ideally between Monday and Friday during the week before the service. 

 To book your seats, please phone Sally on 07779 384387 

 We are working to ensure that your attendance at our services will be as safe as it can possibly be, but, as ever, you must make your own decision as to whether or not you choose to attend, in accordance with Government guidance and your own medical situation.

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


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

25th July 2021 

Dear Friends

Today is the first Sunday after what some have referred to, in England, as ‘Freedom Day’. For me it was more of a case of ‘Freedom to Choose Day’. Now, as individuals and churches, we have choices such as whether and where to wear face coverings; whether to sanitise our hands on entering and leaving buildings; and whether to continue to practice social distancing.

For some the freedom to choose will have been welcomed. For others it will have had an adverse effect on their lives and sense of wellbeing.

As Christians the freedom to choose does not give us licence to do as we please. In Romans chapters 14 and 15 and in Galatians 5:13-14, St Paul, encourages us to remember the impact that our choices have on other people:

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence but through love become slaves to one another. 14 For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

The Circuit Covid Advisory Group have written to churches to help our Councils decide how our buildings are to be used and how worship is to be conducted in ways that enable us to live safely alongside Covid 19. Our thanks are due to the members of the CCAG for their work in helping us put government guidelines and laws into practice since March 2020.

As we and our Church Councils are given the responsibility and freedom to make choices may the Holy Spirit enable us to be ‘cautious as snakes and as gentle as doves’ (Matthew 10:16 GNB).

Every blessing

Audrey Simpson


Reminder: Dial – a – Prayer, Methodist Church 

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514 Listen to news: 0808 281 2478 


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. Barbara Greenwood                 01926740846 barbara.greenwood@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. Sam McBratney                         07706586860 s.mcbratney@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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