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Public Worship

As you will all be aware, most legal restrictions relating to meeting in public, were lifted as from June 19th 2021, however the Methodist Church has recommended the we proceed cautiously and give careful consideration to a number of points as follows:

  • Appropriate use of face coverings. Would it be sensible as a congregation to wear them for a little longer?
  • Good ventilation to properties or considering meeting outdoors.
  • Encouraging frequent hand washing and keeping sanitiser out for people to use.
  • Encouraging people to stay at home if they are unwell.
  • Considering individual risks: such as clinical vulnerabilities, illness and vaccination status.
  • Retaining retiring offering or online giving rather than 'passing the offering plate'.
  • Deter handshaking and hugging and find other ways to share 'the Peace'.
  • Encourage the continued use of personal, not shared items, such as books.

Our Services may be conducted by a variety of Preachers that range from Ordained Methodist ministers to trained Local preachers and even some Worship Groups that have been formed in some of our churches. We may also have some Reader Services when the appointed person will read the Service from a script prepared for them. The Circuit is also indebted to a number of Visiting Preachers who may be ministers from other denominations or Local preachers from other Circuits. We therefore enjoy a wide variety of styles of worship in the 16 churches that comprise the Vale of Aylesbury Methodist Circuit.

There will also be a number of United Services in our towns and villages where local churches worship together, some on special occasions but most on a regular basis.
There are also a number of occasions when the Circuit Churches are invited to come together usually in the Aylesbury Church.

All the details are published on a quarterly Circuit Preaching Plan, which can only contain brief details so if you want more detail head to our Churches page and select the church you are interested in to find more detail and a map of how to find it.

What happens during Methodist worship?

Methodist worship is quite varied, but you should always find:

  • enthusiastic singing of hymns and songs (old and new)
  • readings from the Bible in a modern easily understood translation
  • heartfelt prayers which relate to what is going on in the world

Get In Touch

office@aylesburymethodists.org.uk
01296 426526
Aylesbury Methodist Church & Centre
Buckingham Street
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP20 2NQ

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