Welcome to Horfield Methodist Church. We are a friendly church in the centre of Horfield, Bristol, with a congregation of all ages and a range of backgrounds and nationalities. We are registered as an Inclusive Church, a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate, something we hope to offer through our church community. We are delighted to announce that our church is now available for same-sex weddings. Following a decision by the Methodist Conference last year to give local churches the option to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies in Methodist buildings, our church council voted in favour of taking this step. With same-sex couples now able to hold their marriage ceremonies here. Underpinning all this is our firm belief that all are created in God’s image and all are one in Jesus Christ.
We meet for morning worship each Sunday at 10am, and via Zoom for those wanting to join online. In light of COVID19, we have prepared the building so that we can keep everyone who attends as safe as possible, and in line with the requirements set out by the Methodist Church nationally.
Everyone is welcome to come to church, with the decision about coming to church rests with you individually. Please take responsibility for your own health in deciding whether to attend, so if you are feeling unwell or showing any of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 please stay at home and seek medical advice.
We will continue to support those who choose not to come or are unable to do so by broadcasting the service on Zoom, providing pre-recorded online reflections each week here and the notices which include written devotional material. If you would like support to with joining via Zoom by ‘phone or your own electronic device, please get in touch.
Our website includes details of our weekday activities, including our toddler group, Little Fishes, Art Club and (monthly) Afternoon Tea, together with links to other organisations who use our premises. Together we hope to be part of, and serve the local community and beyond.
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Heavenly Lord, weaver of life and cementer of relationships, we pray that you will weave us into your goodness and into each other.
Give us grace we pray, to follow closely in the way of your Son by offering a place of belonging at your table to all.
Help us, Lord, to offer all who need it a new and safe place in which to be. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
Rev Patrick Stonehewer