coronavirus

Coronavirus update - 17 September

Services will resume on Sunday 27 September, but in accordance with Government and Methodist Church guidelines, the format will be different from normal. Services will last maximum 30-40 minutes, with limited numbers (due to social distancing) and no singing. Following a risk assessment, appropriate precautions are in place, and there's a short video showing what to expect when you arrive at church

The first few services will be lead by our minister, Rev. Melvyn Cooke, after which further details of preachers will be confirmed. Services will be available live on youtube if you prefer to watch from home, and Melvyn's talk will be available on the same day as a 'Meanderings from the Manse' facebook video, similar to those he's already produced

As seating is limited, a booking system is in operation - with free tickets of course ! You can also phone the church office 01737 652256 to reserve a place (please leave a message if no answer). If all seats for the Church have been reserved, please book for the Hall, where a live video relay will be provided.

18 July

Following the change in government guidelines allowing places of worship to hold limited services, the UK Methodist Church has issued its own guidance for local churches to decide how they can safely meet together. There are a lot of issues to consider, and the Church Council at Reigate Methodist (meeting online) has decided to plan for services to resume on 27 September. Assuming  current advice still stands, services will be limited to 30-40 minutes, with no singing of hymns. Maximum numbers in the church are likely to be limited in line with social distancing, but an overflow in the hall (with video relay) will be arranged if needed . We'll continue providing online worship resources for those not attending church. Check here or on our Facebook page for more detailed updates

Churches are also permitted to open for individual private prayer, but at present we're not able to provide this

9 April

The Methodist Church website has a new page of worship resources and links for Easter

Also available is a recording of the Good Friday 2018 service at Reigate

26 March

All church services are suspended. Please check here and on our Facebook page for updates and suggestions for alternative personal worship. Rev. Melvyn Cooke will be streaming regular short talks on Facebook, and we hope to make available other material that would have been used for services at Reigate. As Messy Church is suspended, Angela has produced a video with ideas to try at home

Here are some other links which may be helpful

Methodist worship resources including live-streamed and recorded services from Wesley's Chapel and Central Hall, and online orders of service

Recorded services from Reigate Methodist Also check here for Rev. Melvyn Cooke's recorded talks, in case you're not able to access them via Facebook

Methodist Prayer Wall where you can add your own prayers

Taketime Ignation Meditation Recorded sessions of 5-10 minutes available via app or browser, using your imagination to provde a calm comfortable space in which to meet God. No religious background or knowledge required

Taketime Live sessions Meditation sessions will be streamed live on Sundays at 10am, and previous sessions will also be available

The Community Centre is also closed. You can still leave a message on the office number 01737 652256 for either church or centre matters and it will be picked up remotely

The Methodist Church is regularly updating a guidance page for local churches during the Coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus-guidance/