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Bangor Methodist Church

Due to Coronavirus restrictions we are not currently able to meet physically. However things are happening by other means!

Minister

Our minister and the circuit superintendent is Rev. John Hughes Telephone 01248 352015. Email.

Covid 19 and Safeguarding

Any queries should be directed to Cliff Newman, phone 07932174355.

Services from September

Although we do not know when (or even if!) it will be possible to resume services where we meet in person, John has prepared a plan for the quarter. We hope and pray that the planned services will be permitted. The plan is here.

Reading Services

Circuit reading services are prepared and sent out every week via email with St John's notices and from the circuit administrator. A link to this week's service is here: Service for September 20th. If you would like to receive these by post contact John Nunn.

Zoom Services

As we cannot meet in the church our weekly sevices have moved onto Zoom. You can join these services from a PC, tablet or smartphone with sound and video or from a mobile phone or landline with sound only. Contact details for the services will be sent out with St John's notices in the preceding week. If you have any queries or difficulties please contact Peter Thorpe by email at peter.thorpe@gulmay.com or phone on 01492 580112.

Holiday Club

This year's Holiday Club had to go online too. It ran from 10th to 14th August and you can see some of the things children sent in to the WonderZone.

Virtual Church Lunches

We cannot currently eat together as we usually did on the first Sunday of the month. However to give people the chance to talk as they would have done at the lunches a virtual lunch runs after the service on the first Sunday of the month. At the end of the service everyone is able to unmute and shortly after that split into groups of about 5 people, using Zoom's breakout rooms feature. These groups are initially random, but people are able to see who is in which group and to move between groups to talk to peoplr they wish to. These groups will run for about an hour, but you are free to leave whenever you like.

Read the New Testament in a Year!

At the recent Methodist Conference the "God for All" initiative was launched. It incorporates "A Methodist Way of Life", a plan to help us with personal discipleship. More details of both of these will appear during the year, and John Hughes is launching a circuit initiative to help us to read the bible regularly: "Read the New Testament in a Year". You can find more about it and a reading schedule for the year here.

Wednesday Study Group

The group continues to meet every Wednesday evening at 7pm via Zoom. All are welcome. If you want to attend a meeting contact Jean Ware on j.ware@bangor.ac.uk or 01492 580112 to get the Zoom link.

WhatsApp Group

To help people keep in touch there is a WhatsApp group. The group is called "St John's Bangor" and if you would like to join you need to email or text the word "Yes" along with your mobile number to either John Hay or John Nunn. You do need a mobile phone but provided you have one which is connected you can work on your laptop or tablet. This St John's group will only consist of people who attend St John's.

Events

September
2ndWednesday07:00pmWednesday Study Group Meeting see above
6thSunday10:30amZoom Service led by Rev Rosemary Nunn see above
6thSunday03:00pmOutdoor Harvest Service led by Rev John Hughes On the Fazeys' field
13thSunday10:30amZoom Service led by Mr John Hay see above
16thWednesday07:00pmWednesday Study Group Meeting see above
20thSunday10:30amZoom Service led by Rev John Hughes see above
27thSunday10:30amZoom Service led by Mr Julian Bonnebaight see above
29thTuesday7:00pmChurch Council meets
30thWednesday07:00pmWednesday Study Group Meeting see above