Worship Resources

Whilst we may not physically be able to meet together in worship, there are alternatives that can help.  The BBC still offers Songs of Praise on a Sunday (usually at 1.15pm); there are several times offered on radio - Pause for Thought on Radio 2 at 12.45 pm, 3.45am, 5.45am, & 9.20am; Prayer for the Day on Radio 4 (Monday to Saturday) at 5.43am; Thought for the Day on Radio 4 (Monday to Saturday) at 7.48am & The Daily Service on Radio 4 (Monday to Friday) at 9.45am.  On Sunday there is Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2 from 6am to 9am & Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8.10am.


The Methodist Church will also be producing weekly worship sheets for people to use at home on the website at:  https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

A new 'Dial A Prayer' service has been launched: Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon. Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514; Listen to news: 0808 281 2478.

A weekly update from the Newcastle upon Tyne District, which includes links to several useful resources, can be found here. Click on the links below to find some resources mentioned in the document:

The shared Worship sheet for Sunday, 26th July can be found here and the Lectio Divina sheet for the week commencing 26th July is here

Opportunity to Share in Lectio Divina

In recent weeks the weekly Prayer Sheet has included a section on lectio divina.  This is a method of reflecting and praying with scripture which dates back to the early church and particularly monastic traditions, but may not have been so familiar to us in Methodism in recent years.  For those who would like to experience lectio divina in a group setting there are zoom sessions coming up where we will reflect on a bible passage together using the lectio divina approach. (Please note, these are not a ‘series’. The second session will be a different scripture passage, participants are welcome to attend either or both sessions.)

  • Friday 24th July @ 2pm                                 
  • Wednesday 19th August @ 7pm      

Please email lnnortheast@methodistchurch.org.uk to book a place and receive the zoom link.


On-Line Creative Workshops – Exploring the Book of Ruth in Creative Ways

Barnard Castle and Teesdale Circuit invite you to join in one or more of the Creative Arts Workshops which begin online today:

Wed 1st July 10.00-12.00; 2.00-4.00; 7.00-9.00 Ruth chapter 1

Mon 13th July 10.00-12.00; 2.00-4.00; 7.00-9.00 Ruth chapter 2

Tues 21st July 10.00-12.00; 2.00-4.00; 7.00-9.00 Ruth chapter 3

Wed 29th July 10.00-12.00; 2.00-4.00; Ruth chapter 4

Final Celebration: Wed 29th July 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

See the notice here for details.  The workshops are open to all wherever you are located.


The United Reformed Church will be offering worship every Sunday at 10 am in a radio/podcast format. Go to https://devotions.urc.org.uk/ to register for the Sunday Service email containing an order of service.


Both the Methodist Church & the United Reformed Church also have daily Bible readings both online & via the prayer handbook.

The following link can also be used for worship resources: www.rootsontheweb.com/

Not everyone has access to the internet but perhaps those who have could print resources for other members of their community to use.

 During this time when we are unable to meet together for worship it is important that we continue to care for one another. 

If you are a pastoral visitor then please keep in regular contact via telephone or letter.


Racial Justice:

The Stay Alert campaign, recent events and the Black Lives Matter protests have placed a spotlight on some of the injustices in our world.  The Baptist Union produced a ‘wonderful youth’ group resource for Black History Month (2019), it was created for Black teenagers. It may be timely to use this resource with groups of any age or ethnicity as we seek to understand the injustices which exist.

Anti-Racist Reading group

As part of their response to Black Lives Matter, Jesmond Methodist Church are setting up an Anti-Racist Reading group to educate ourselves better on issues of race and injustice. It will be accessible via zoom for anyone across the District who might like to join in.  Contact Alison Wilkinson alison.wilkinson@methodist.org.uk for details.


And remember that 'Not Everything Is Cancelled!'