Last week some difficult decisions were made and adapted. almost daily, in light of advice received from Government and also the Methodist Church.
On Saturday morning the Circuit Leadership Team met whilst the government was closing down café’s, restaurants, pubs and all kinds of meeting places in an attempt to prevent people meeting together and spreading the Coronavirus.
Against this background we have decided that our churches must now remain closed to any opportunity for people to meet, that means we will, for the foreseeable future, not be providing prayer spaces. It goes without saying that we cannot allow any meetings to take place on our premises and this will remain the case until the government relaxes its guidelines and begins to allow the reopening of places for people to meet.
As a church we want to serve our communities and to be there for our neighbours and I have been impressed by the resolve of individual churches to demonstrate this. At the moment, by keeping our premises closed we are doing our bit to restrict the opportunities of the virus spreading.
The Circuit Office will be continuing to send out the, somewhat diminished, weekly notices and also an updated information sheet providing information on how we can continue to worship at home.
I continue to hold you all in prayer and believe that God will continue the work that he has begun in us and amongst us.
Rev Graham Morgan
North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit
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