The impact on us all in responding to the global pandemic has been unprecedented and life-transforming. Of course, this includes the life of our churches. As we move to a gradual emerging from a comprehensive lockdown, we face considerable challenges. We look ahead, recognising that we cannot simply go back. I’m reminded of words in Isaiah 43:16-21. To a people in exile in Babylon we read words both reminding them of God’s faithfulness in the past, but also God’s promise of ‘the new.’
The district has produced this document:
Getting Ready for the Future (pdf)
A guide for churches and circuits in Yorkshire North & East District as we respond to living with a pandemic.
A digest of government mandates and advice for churches, Oct 2020
This document will be updated regularly as the guidance changes
For more Coronavirus news, guidance and resources, please visit our District Coronavirus Page here
Latest Methodist Church guidance: (click here)
Updated 4 July
We continue to heed the Government guidelines for churches and to consider carefully the needs and risks involved in reopening places of worship.