Online worship during the pandemic
As a reaction to the CV-19 pandemic which has resulted in the closure of churches, either by law or due to safety concerns, online worship services have been established by a variety of Methodist Churches and organisations to fill the void.
Some live-streamed services operate only during periods of lock-down whilst others have continued throughout the year providing a valuable facility for those unable to attend worship under the current constraints. Most services are available to view afterwards.
Wesley’s Chapel, London
In addition to Sunday morning services, Wesley’s Chapel live-streams a variety of services during the week including morning prayers and lunchtime services.
Live-streamed and previous services are available on the Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission YouTube channel.
More information about the chapel which was founded in 1778 by John Wesley can be found on the Wesley’s Chapel & Museum website.
Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Swan Bank Methodist Church, Burslem
Generally of a more contemporary nature, Swan Bank live-streams Sunday morning and evening services plus some at other times of the day and week via their Swan Bank YouTube channel and also the Swan Bank Facebook page.
More information about the church can be found on the Swan Bank website.
Birmingham District Churches & Circuits
A number of churches and circuits within Birmingham District are streaming live services, in rotation or on a weekly basis.
Bromsgrove & Redditch Circuit
Weekly services, morning prayers and other short presentations are broadcast on the Bromsgrove & Redditch Circuit YouTube channel.
Sutton Park Circuit
Services from Witton, Erdington, Stockland Green, Four Oaks and other churches in the circuit on a rotating basis. Details can be found on the Sutton Park Circuit website.
Solihull Methodist Church
A weekly schedule of services can be found on the Solihull Methodist Church website.
South Warwickshire Circuit
Weekly services are broadcast on the South Warwickshire Circuit YouTube channel.
Worship at Home Sheet
Each week the Methodist Church produces a Worship at Home Sheet in the form of PDF documents in standard and large print for those unable to attend church. Each sheet features links to short performances on YouTube.
Download the 1 August standard sheet
Download the 1 August large print sheet
Download the 25 July standard sheet
Download the 25 July large print sheet
Download the 18 July standard sheet
Download the 18 July large print sheet
Download the 11 July standard sheet
Download the 11 July large print sheet