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 during the current period of lock down. Many of us may well be upset and frustrated, or anxious about our own well-being and that of family members, friends and colleagues.
‘Alone in the dark’ by Andy Mackay
We are currently doing church differently with a weekly act of worship online using Zoom: please contact us to receive details of how to join us at 1000 on Sunday morning for our service, lasting about 40 minutes. There is also a pre-recorded video which you can view at any time here and some 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. Our building will be closed until the end of this period of lockdown.
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