Monthly worship has been produced by the district on every 4th Sunday since November 2020, with a catalog of over 30 worship resources now available, specifically for circuits and churches to utilise across Yorkshire North and East. They are usually on the last Sunday of the month and are available from the Tuesday before. They are uploaded to YouTube and Facebook, and are available below – but are ideally used in local contexts by local churches and circuits, so please contact your superintendent or minister to find out where the service is being published in your local context.
2023 update – progression of online worship
As we look to the future and consider how we progress and adapt our district online worship, and consider how we can best use district resources to benefit the mission of the church – we will be discontinuing our regular monthly online services in February 2023. The last monthly service will be Sunday 26th February. We will be providing a list signposting ongoing public Online Worship that you can connect with around the district, where that is helpful. And Elliot Crippen, our District Digital Enabler, continues to assist and resource local churches and circuits in providing their own online worship. You can also connect with our weekly District Online Prayer Gathering which is continuing every Thursday at 6.30pm led by Revd Leslie Newton, on Facebook and Zoom. We are excited about future plans in the area of online church, and whilst this will not take the form of ‘online worship’ and look very different, we are following the Spirit’s promptings as we explore new ways of reaching new people.
District Online Worship Library
If you wish to download the district services in full, or any of the component parts of the services, then you can do this via our District Online Worship Library: Get access to the resource library
A bank of resources and assets for use in online worship – sharing content from around the district. You’re welcome to re-use old services, sermons, or other components that can be customised for local use – there is a bank of over 30 complete online worship services! We currently have over 70+ recorded hymns from Singing the Faith available for download, some as audio and some as lyric videos. If you have recorded songs/hymns from your church or circuit that you’d be happy to contribute to the library, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find more resources and help with creating local online worship (pre-recorded, live-streamed, or hybrid) in our Digital Resources Hub here: www.yorkshirenemethodist.org/digital-resources/
Where can I find other songs/hymns for use in online worship?
Here are some additional organisations and artists that have given permission for their versions of hymns and worship songs to be used in online worship during the coronavirus pandemic (You should include any copyright info or credits alongside the video or recordings – and note that permissions have been given for during the Covid-19 pandemic, but may be removed again at a later date. You may require a CCLI or similar streaming licence to use the material).
Evangelical Movement of Wales (approx 100 hymns)
South Cliff Methodist Church (approx 100 hymns)
Everingham Music (approx 88 hymns)
Reawaken Hymns (approx 49 hymns)
Matt Beckingham (approx 84 hymns)
Isle of Man Methodists (approx 100+ hymns)
Paul Coleman (approx 130 hymns)
Victoria Methodist Bristol (approx 92 hymns)
Frodsham Methodist Church (approx 150 hymns)
Rend Collective – Worship Club (approx 7 songs)
You can find a list of all Singing the Faith hymns and what license your church needs to perform/use it on this page here
Find district guidance on copyright for online worship here
Latest District Service:
District Online Weekly Prayer Gathering
An opportunity to pray together online with others across Yorkshire North and East Methodist District – weekly evening prayers facilitated by Revd Leslie Newton, Chair of District. Revive Us, Lord, Again: focussing on seeking God’s renewal for our lives, church, and world. Gathering at 6.30 pm each Thursday for 30-45mins. Join via Zoom or watch on Facebook.