Welcome to Horfield Methodist Church. We are a friendly family church in the centre of Horfield, Bristol, with a congregation of all ages and a range of backgrounds and nationalities.
The Christian faith is a message of hope overwhelming despair, of life overcoming death, of light breaking into the darkness.
The world is aching with a maelstrom of thoughts and emotions, for none of us is immune to the on-going impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the second period of lock down which will come into effect on Thursday 5 November. Many are people will be upset and frustrated, anxious about their own well-being and that of their families and friends, not least at the beginning of winter.
‘Love in the Darkest Places’ by Lucy Snell
In common with all places of worship, our building will be closed for public worship and community use until the end of this period of lockdown. We are currently doing church differently with a weekly act of worship online via this link alongside written devotions which are included in each week’s news sheet via the link on the right hand side of this page. Our Junior Church is currently meeting via ‘Zoom’ (details in the news sheet) and we are offering Messy Church activities via our Facebook page here.
We are continuing to keep in touch with friends and members of the church community via telephone calls and, where necessary and possible, socially-distanced pastoral visits. If you pastoral or practical support, please do contact me via email.
God of healing love,
be with those who are ill and anxious,
comfort those who mourn,
bring peace to those in turmoil.
Wipe every tear from our eyes.
God of boundless grace,
be with us as we are parted,
be with those who rely on our care,
be with those stretched beyond enduring.
Wipe ever tear from our eyes.
God of endings and beginnings,
be with us as winter draws near,
help us to worship in ways that honour you
sustain us with your Word
and remind us that you are the Alpha and Omega,
the first and the last,
world without end.
(prayer from the London District of the Methodist Church)
Rev Patrick Stonehewer