A message from Shannon

         Dear Friends,

It is with great joy that I share the news that Ben Rhydding Methodist Church has reopened for regular, weekly worship! Like the psalmist we proclaim, "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with joyful songs ... for the Lord is good and his love endures for ever; his faithfulness continues through all generations". (Psalm 100: 1-2 & 5)

In the midst of continuing uncertainty, we trust in God's faithfulness to us as a faith community.During lockdown and before reopening our building, with God's help, we have been the Church in places where we reside and in other settings such as where we work or engage in leisure activities. Now that we have reopened, we are providing a setting in which Covid precautions are implemented. Our time of worshipping together gives us a great boost, enriching not only our worship but also our spirits for the week ahead. In the weeks to come, we will look at how we can continue to safely reopen our halls for outside users and for mission to the community.

As we hold the well-being of the Ben Rhydding community and surrounding areas in our prayers, we ask that you hold us, Ben Rhydding Methodists, in yours. May we be open to doing new things as well as the same things in new ways! This is the time to be creative in sharing and offering the Gospel message of "new life in Christ" to friend and stranger. I look forward to experiencing through our shared and creative time that our "Lord is good and his love endures for ever".

Joy for this day,

 - Rev.Shannon