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.
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.