During the current period of change due to Coronavirus this temporary page will contain as much information as possible about alternate ways of worship.

 

It is likely to change very often with updates as and when they are available so keep checking in on it.

 

Please share the information with those who cannot access the website and also please share the website info with those who may not know about it.

 

If you have anything to add then please contact me direct, or via the contact page on this website.

 

Stay safe and may God bless you.

 

Robert Hardy                               

Page updated 13th August 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

 

 

 

To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 16th August led by circuit minister Rev Tony Graff - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 Sunday morning :

 

https://youtu.be/SqAQqkZbyhs

 

 

Click here for the service sheet

 

 

 

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 9th August led by Roger Byard, local preacher from Bearsted, Maidstone - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 Sunday morning :

 

https://youtu.be/T3Z3sAfTsUg

 

 

Click here for the service sheet

 

   

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 2nd August led by circuit minister Rev Robin Selmes - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://youtu.be/4A5CeIUCQ8Y

 

 

 

 Click here for the service sheet

  

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 26th July led by circuit minister - Rev Naomi Oates, starting at 10.30am

 

It will be a farewell service for Rev Velma Campbell and Rev Kan Yu who are both leaving our Circuit this summer.

 

We cannot meet in person to say farewell, but even though this will not be a traditional farewell service, it is planned to make it a special occasion.

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://youtu.be/FXC8DFu-Q_w

 


Click here for the service sheet

 

  

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 19th July led by circuit minister - Rev Bonni-Belle Pickard starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrFl79MGPCI&feature=youtu.be

 


Click here for the service sheet 

 

  

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 12th July led by Simon Africanus Rowe, Local Preacher from Dene Holm - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvp6QZaB9vk

 

 


Click here for the service sheet 

 

  

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 5th July led by circuit minister Rev Tony Graff - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

https://youtu.be/UpNsRRgE6rg

 

 

 Click here for the service sheet

 

 

The links to the You Tube hymns are :

 

 

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 28th June led by circuit minister Rev Kan Yu - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA6cLkpJPVw

 

 

 Click here for the service sheet

 

 

The links to the You Tube hymns are :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaXPXWBcE3I

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kVHKuldZyw

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service

on 21st June ((Refugee Week Sunday and Fathers' Day)

led by Rev Robert Zachar - starting at 10.30am

 

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSFmY3APC_w

 

 

Click here for the service sheet

 

All hymns will be broadcast from the service so no need for extra YouTube links 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 14th June, led by

Rev Velma Campbell - starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHD2rN2h8YA

 

Click here for the service sheet

 

The links to the You Tube songs are :

 

Singing the Faith 87 Praise to the living God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6diH2jVlI


Singing the Faith 407 Hear the call of the kingdom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDfuGb89x_8

 

 

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Marion Shoard, a member at Gravesend, is hosting a Zoom discussion hosted by Christians on Ageing about ways in which churches can reach out to people who are self isolating at home. This is part of a programme of discussions which you may find of interest.

It’s easy to join a discussion – no app needed.

Details at https://christiansonageing.org.uk/conference-call/

 


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Sunday 7th June is the day of the next Methodist Church Big Church Sing.
It goes live at 4pm and you can watch it live on YouTube at:
 youtube.com/MethodistChurchinGB

It will include the acclaimed Christian worship leader Lou Fellingham! 

She will be performing her beautiful song ‘Everlasting Arms’ accompanied by National Methodist Choir GB, the virtual choir of over 1,200 people across the globe. All performing to support the work of All We Can in some of the world’s poorest communities. Pray, give, sing and save lives.

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 7th June, led by

Tracey Burch, a local preacher from Spital Street, Dartford Methodist Church - starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUQnG91xvaA

 

Click here for the service sheet

 

The links to the You Tube songs are :


Morning has broken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rifby1tVE8


Lord of All Hopefulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-D_aT8CXyc

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 31st May, led by

Rev Robin Selmes - Minister at Gillingham Methodist Church - starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

URL: https://youtu.be/3B70Uff8JGg

 

 

Click here for the service sheet

 

All hymns will be broadcast from the service so no need for extra YouTube links 

 

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 17th May, led by

Rev Bonni-Belle Pickard, circuit minister at Union Street Methodist Church, Maidstone - starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfjUYGXA16U

 

 

Click here for the service sheet 

No You Tube links this week - music will be within the service

 

 

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Sunday Afternoon is The Methodist Church Big Church Sing with the virtual National Methodist Choir GB, live on their Facebook page and YouTube channel at 4pm for 30 minutes.

Get ready for a special performance of 10,000 Reasons with National Methodist Choir GB, All We Can, OneSound and The National Methodist Youth Brass Band as we pray, give, sing and save lives for those affected by Coronavirus globally.

It should be good - you might see Kate in the virtual choir, singing 10,000 reasons, we don't know yet -

the link is https://www.facebook.com/events/2709333335978853/


It will probably ask you to log in, or sign up, to Facebook - don't worry, you don't need to, just play it, and enjoy.

 

Or use this link


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YYpetz4UK0

 

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 To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 10th May, led by

Julien Myles, local preacher from Tonbridge Road, Maidstone Church, starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S3xMQJMqtA&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Click here for the service sheet 

 

 

 

The links to the hymns are as follows :


Hymn: Blessed be Your name - Singing the Faith 41 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVPlmVe2WcQ

Hymn: Count your blessings 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJjxFJY21aY

Hymn: The Blessing 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U

 

 

 

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Click here to see and read the latest issue of 'Grapevine', the newsletter of the North Kent Methodist Circuit.

 

 

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To play a fun music quiz please click the link below.

Dont look at the answers until you are sure you have answered correctly.

Please consider making a donation to MHA by using the Just Giving link.


Have fun !

 

 

Joy’s 2.6 A-Z Music Quiz Challenge is at https://youtu.be/ZkkpAH-UPSk


The ANSWERS are at https://youtu.be/tRZjDgbbWDg

The Just Giving page is at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joy-blake-MHA
 

 

 

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To listen to the UK Blessing click the following link :

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2mC9aueGQfsKgArBYefrfdcCnwfEpJNOfB2NwQp8MOSCZM8daI0Gxzexo

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 3rd May, led by
Rev Naomi Oates  starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rT_2pYAz1o 

 

 

Click here for the service sheet 

 

 

 

The links to the hymns are as follows :


www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN4tPkX0MG0

 

 

https://youtu.be/oKJfs8C14yc

 

 

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To enjoy the circuit online Sunday Service on 26th April, led by Rev Robert Zachar - Minister at Sittingbourne Methodist Church, starting at 10.30am

use this link - available from 10.15 sunday morning :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMIIltl3fQU&feature=youtu.be 

 

 

Click here for the service sheet 

 

 

 

The links to the hymns are as follows :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohxaG7ZIxzE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga6Qtxzd6vk

 

 

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Have a listen to Sheila Allison, our Senior Steward,
speaking on BBC Radio Kent about our Daytime Hub
this morning (Saturday) talking about what is still
going on at our Church, working with the homeless,
and providing cooked breakfasts, during this time,
even though we are closed for worship, joyce.
 
 
Fast forward to 3 hours 56 Minutes and 27 seconds
into the programme and you will hear her.  

 

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To enjoy the online Sunday Service on 19th April at 10.30am use this link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJkvnCs4BTM

 

  

To download the Order of Service

and the hymns we shall be singing click here.

 

 

 

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Click here to enjoy a Methodist Easter Singalong including the National

Methodist Virtual Choir singing 'In Christ Alone' and 'One Day''

 

 

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To enjoy the Easter Sunday Service at 10.30am use this link :

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY0WmXJsNis&feature=youtu.be

 

 

To download the Order of Service

and the hymns we shall be singing click here.

 

 

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To see the Daytime Hub guests singing 'Amazing Grace ' on Good Friday , after receiving their Easter Eggs

Click below:

 

https://www.facebook.com/173724259868165/videos/222286555658745/

 

 

  

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 Good Friday Online Circuit Service at 10am


Click HERE for the link to the service

This service will be led by Rev Tony Graff and will be a service of prayers, readings and thoughts for Good Friday and so there is no service sheet or links to YouTube hymns.

 

 

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Look out for links coming soon for


Good Friday and Easter Sunday services online 

 

 

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UPDATE 2.40pm 04/04/20

 

 NEW LINK TO USE FOR ONLINE SERVICE

 

https://youtu.be/PJJ9feX3OvY

 

For Sunday 5th April online service at 10.30am

 

 

Click here to link to Palm Sundays Circuit Online Service 

 

This link will take you to the service sheet for Palm Sunday -

Sunday 5th April: 

 

The links to the hymns this week 

 youtu.be/h3a8fTTrAdE    and    youtu.be/oVLsRopJZgk

 

 

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There will be online services on Good Friday and also on Easter Day - more details here when known.

 

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This link will take you to the service sheet for Palm Sunday -

Sunday 5th April: 

 

The service will be at 10.30am and will be led by Rev Velma Campbell.

 

The link to the service will be shown on both our church website 


 gravesendmethodistchurch.org.uk and the circuit

 

website: https://www.nkmethodists.org.uk/ on Sunday morning.


The links to the hymns this week 

 youtu.be/h3a8fTTrAdE and youtu.be/oVLsRopJZgk

 

 

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Click here to listen again to the service broadcast on 29th March

 

This link will take you to the service sheet for Sunday 29th March: 

 

Click the link below to be part of the online Circuit Live Service on Sunday.

https://www.nkmethodists.org.uk/news/invitation-to-worship-from-home.html

 

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BBC Local Radio

At 8.00 am this Sunday, all 39 BBC local radio stations will be joining together for a service from Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. The act of worship was recorded ‘as live’ in Methodist Central Hall Westminster Chapel last Sunday, before stronger social distancing instructions were issued.

 

 

 

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Watch a live streamed service on Sunday morning at 10.30am
Details of how to link in will follow soon.

 
 
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Those of us who watched the circuit service on the internet on Sunday might, like me, have missed an important part of our worship - the offertory !
A bit difficult to do as part of that service ? Maybe, but as with all aspects of life, we are having to do things in a different way at the moment.
Sadly, we still have bills to meet at church, whilst our heating and lighting bills will be reduced at present, other costs still need to be met – Our circuit assessment (to cover salaries etc) and insurance for our buildings to name but two.

How can you help ?
Many of you give by standing order/direct debit already and for that we are very grateful, and hopefully you will continue to give that way.
Some of you put cash or cheques in to the collection bag each week but that, currently, cannot happen. The hope is that you can look at a different way of giving.

So can I ask you all please to look at other ways of giving to support our church, ready for when we are allowed to return.
Maybe you could set up a regular standing order payment, or make regular payments via your online banking or perhaps put your offertory cash aside each week and send a cheque to us (this is not the favoured option as somebody will need to take cheques to the bank (assuming they stay open !))
Whatever way you choose it is all very confidential.

You can set up a standing order, via online banking, or at your bank.
If neither of these is an option for you then please use the attached form and send it off to your bank.

To set up a standing order, or to make a payment online you will need the following details:
HSBC Bank. Sort Code 40-05-30 A/C No 84594010.
Please reference with number 00968010 - followed by your envelope number.
(If you are not part of the envelope giving scheme and would like to join then please contact Mike.)
 
Please advise Mike Butler when you make a payment online and also if you set up a standing order with your bank.
Our church treasurer, Mike Butler, is more that happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Contact him by by using the contact page on this website
Whilst your continued financial help is much appreciated, it is also realised that some may be suffering hardship through being laid off of work etc.
If that is the case and you would appreciate our prayers, then please let us know.

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To watch an archive of Sundays web service click this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt1RNmud8QM



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Don't forget to join our worship online on Sunday 21st March - to do it simply 
click this link which will take you to the circuit website which is webcasting the service starting at 10.30 am (so hook up shortly before that time):
 
On that page click this LIVE WORSHIP link to access the feed.

Please note the link will only be live from 10.00am to 12.00 noon on Sunday morning. At other times it will link to Methodist Central Hall, Westminster which has a library of services and sermons on video.

 

 

This link will take you to the service sheet:

 

 

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Click here for some Prayers

 

 

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North Kent Methodist Circuit - Invitation to worship from home.

Sunday 22 March 10.30am

 

In light of COVID-19, and the recommendation that all physical gatherings in Methodist churches be suspended, we are finding new and creative ways to share in worship.

 

You are warmly invited to join others in the North Kent Methodist Circuit in worshipping from home on Sunday 22 March at 10.30am.

 

We will be using the service sheet for 22 March prepared by the Methodist Church and available here: www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

or here worship-if-you-are-unable-to-attend-church.pdf

 

If you have access to the Internet, the service will be ‘live streamed’ at 10.30am. Before 10.30am, go to the North Kent Methodist Circuit website (www.nkmethodists.org.uk) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/northkentmethodistworship/) to find the live stream.

 

If you don’t have access to the Internet, simply use the service sheet at home, knowing you are sharing with friends across the circuit.

 

If you are a Pastoral Visitor, please ensure that those in your care have access to the information in this note and the service sheet (either by sending them an email or posting a copy through their door).

 

If this is successful, we hope to do something similar on other Sundays when we are unable to gather in person.

 

In addition, at 7pm on Sunday 22 March, you are invited by Churches Together in England to light a candle in your home “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.”

 

 

 

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The following link will take you to a page on the Methodist Church website on which you will find a worship sheet for a service next Sunday which we can all use in our own home at 10.30am on Sunday - it won't, sadly, be our Explorers Anniversary Service (that will happen at a later date) but it will give everybody a chance to be worshipping together but apart !

 

You will also find how to listen in to live streamed services from Wesley's Chapel (adapted for no physical congregation) on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays - or you can catch up with ones you missed.

 

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

 

You can also click this link to see a list of Radio and TV programmes that will enable you to enjoy a time of worship.