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Week 65: 13.6.21 

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,

We have moved from the high spots of the church year, Easter, Pentecost and Trinity and find ourselves back in ‘Ordinary Time’.  Looking back to 12 months ago we were all in a very different place and our e-letters then were less about notices and more about connecting with each other.  It is good that life is opening up and our connections are now more ‘in person’ again.  However, let’s not limit our communication through the e-letter to just functional announcements.  Do send in any articles or reflections which others might find stimulating, encouraging or challenging.  We would love to hear from you.

Sunday 13th June: All age Worship will be led by Karen Brooks and it is a zoom meeting.  The log in details are as usual, and on the attachment

Next Sunday, 20th June, worship is live in church and led by David Kershaw.  Booking is required with the usual arrangements.  The phone line will be open from Monday 14th June.

Testimony Service for Revd Doreen Koffie-Williams Sunday 13th June at 6.30pm, Coventry Central Hall.   It can be viewed online:   A flyer from District is attached. This is in preparation for her ordination on Sunday 27th June.

Meditation with Joy Welford: Sunday 13th June at 4pm. Another opportunity to share in meditation online, hosted by Coffee Shop Sunday; details are attached.

This week’s 5 minute video sent from Birmingham District:

Methodist Justice Lecture: The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to give the first Methodist Justice Lecture on Justice and Hope on Sunday June 13th at 7pm.  For more information and to sign up for the event, visit :

‘Methodist Way of Life’ booklets These are now being handed out to those attending worship  in person.  Could Pastoral Visitors please collect booklets for any in their group who are not able to get to church at present and add the names to the list in the vestry (or tell one of the stewards). If as a PV you are not able to attend at the moment, please let us know and we can try to arrange distribution to your members.  Thank you.

The booklet is a useful resource in our learning, praying, serving and communicating together.

Benevolent Fund:  It is not currently possible to put out the envelopes when we have communion.  Would you consider making your donation in other ways?  You could place a separate envelope in the offering plate, marked as for the Benevolent Fund.  This is used to support individuals who need support and is separate from the Emergency Covid Fund set up last year.

You are invited to the following meetings and activities during the coming week:

Sunday Coffee meeting   The zoom meeting will be open from 11.30am– 12.30pm.

Morning Prayer on Tuesday at 8.45am (NB slightly later time) for 15 minutes. A time of quiet reflection to start the day. The zoom link is the same as for Sunday worship. 

Intercessory Prayer Group on Tuesday at 11am by zoom.

We have 4 attachments: ( * Available to logged in Members only)

Circuit website:
District website:
District Facebook page:
Church Facebook page:

Do let others know of these e-letters. Anyone can go onto the mailing list by posting ‘I’m In’ to You can opt out at any time by sending an email to this address.
Lois Talbot, 11/06/2021
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Currently we are not offering tea, coffee and biscuits after the service due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, but it is hoped we can re start soon.

Plan your journey: 

Open Google Maps

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet off the back of church.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am, but when the music is led by our Worship Band, we have a few hymns &/or songs before the service starts. There is then a warm welcome from one of our Stewards. Church news & extra notices may also be given at this time. Our services are typically an hour long, with a mixture of hymns, prayers, bible readings and a sermon. One of our leaders will give the sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We finish with a final worship song before a final prayer is said. (Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.)

images: Services

What about my kids?

If you would like information of the activities available for children when they restart please Contact Us.

Have you got children? Would you like to bring them to church?

Earlsdon Methodist Church aims to provide a safe & welcoming environment in which children can be themselves & have fun learning about our Christian faith. Please see our Sunday Services page for more information on Sunday morning groups for children.

Current mid-week groups available for children are as follows:

  • Prayers & Bears – every Wednesday morning starting at 8.45 am. This is hosted by the church but led by Tulo & Sarah Raistrick from St Barbara’s C of E Church & is open to parents & carers with children aged ?).
  • Dayspring Steel Band – please follow this link for more information.

In addition to the above we now have two youth pastors, Ruda & Ady, & we welcome the new opportunities that they are bringing for our children & youth

If you have any questions about any of the above then please Contact Us .


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, morning, afternoons and evenings.

Our groups include:-

  • Tuesday Prayer Lunch
  • Wednesday Fellowship
  • Wednesday Word
  • Dayspring Steel Band
  • Wellspring Café
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
  We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes