Circuit Webteam: January 2017
Christians in Longlevens, Gloucester have recently been holding joint events, bringing their three congregations together to nurture better understanding and closer working across the community.
With the theme based on 'Reconciliation' Lonsdale Road Methodist Church welcomed the Curate of Longlevens Parish Church, the Revd Caroline Bland as guest preacher in a service led by Local Preacher Dave Bennett.
Whilst at Holy Trinity Parish Church, the vicar the Revd Gwyneth Gibbens greeted local Methodist Minister the Revd Andrew Biggs to their Parish Eucharist. Preaching to a 60-strong congregation Revd Biggs said, "We live at a time when barriers are being erected 'big time'. We are called to help people overcome barriers and be agents of reconciliation."
The following day a Churches Together lunch saw around 40 people from Kendal Road Baptist Church, Holy Trinity and Lonsdale Road come together at the Methodist Church Hall, where over £200 was donated to the Gloucester Foodbank.
Following two Prayer Walks and two Songs of Praise services, plus a Christmas Tree Fest, church leaders hope their ongoing partnership meetings will produce further opportunities to serve their local community.
You may also be interested in
Following many months of searching we are pleased to let you know that from 1 August the Circuit Office has moved to:18 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LROur telephone number and email address remains the same as beforeFor those not sure where this is, it is in the precincts of the Cathedral. If you approach the Cathedral from Westgate Street, via the ally way where 'The Taylor of...
There are presently two Local Preachers "on trial" within our Circuit working their way through the new online Local Preachers and Worship Leaders training course: "Worship: Leading and Preaching". Long gone are the days of sitting exams to become a Local Preacher (my experience in the 1980s), or even a principal focus on essay writing, which predominated in later versions of...
Held on a gloriously sunny Monday evening, around 100 people attended the annual Hawling Methodist Church Barn Service.Preaching were Revds Martin Turner and Naomi Cooke with hymns including Wesley's 'And can it be'; and 'Just as I am'. The barn at New House Farm, normally used for lambing and storage of animal feed, was filled with song.The barn service originates from...
Dursley Methodist Church
Tewkesbury Methodist Church
Dursley Methodist Church