This week I have conducted two funerals under restricted circumstances and they have been quite difficult times both for the bereaved families and for me as the leader. Please remember the families and friends of Ida, from Gravelhole, and Connie, from Trinity, in your prayers at this time. I hope that, when the situation allows, we shall be able to remember Ida and Connie in services at Gravelhole and Trinity and the many people who would have attended their funeral services shall be able to come together in remembrance and celebration.
Worship for Sunday 10 May is now available. The service has made extensive use of material offered by Christian Aid as it is the beginning of Christian Aid Week. You can watch online by following the link here or you can listen to an audio-only version of service over the telephone by dialling 01706 580206.
Christian Aid Week runs from this Sunday, 10 May 2020. Obviously we shall not be distributing or collecting donation envelopes. Your can, however, still make your annual donation to the important work of Christian Aid online at www.caweek.org/payin. Please consider supporting this important work as generously as ever.
I hope that all remains well, please let me know if there is anything that you need.
The Rev Dr Adrian Burdon
Shaw & Royton Circuit of the Methodist Church