Updated - 19/03/2020
Hello everyone, with guidance from the Methodist Church Website, we reluctantly have to close our church building at Thrum Hall for the foreseeable future, due of course to the Coronavirus crisis.
As well as explaining the situation there is a lot of advice about how to worship at home, how to care for each other without face to face visits etc
There will be updates on the website, and also the Thrum Hall Facebook page, and Rev Helen's telephone number is on each newsletter.
Let's support each other, especially those on their own, if not face to face at the moment, but maybe at least by telephone.
Coronavirus wont stop us worshipping. We hope to arrange new styles and means of worship in the coming weeks and months, until then you visit our online worship page
You are also invited to join Rochdale Methodist WhatsApp group created by Rev Helen Johnson by clicking the link below.
Colin Hudson - Publicity Officer
We are living in challenging and difficult times. In view of this The Methodist Church has made the
decision that all acts of worship have been suspended, along with church meetings and activities.
It is hoped that we will be able to open particular churches at different times for people to go and pray.
However, this will depend on Government Guidelines. We will let you know if this is arranged.
Regarding those groups who rent/lease our premises it will be up to them to decide on what they do.
In summary we must stop all church organised activities, including groups that work with children.
These measures will have a profound impact on all of us and it is vital that we hold each other in prayer and
make sure we continue to care for one another. It will be especially important that our Pastoral Visitors spend
time regularly ringing the people on their lists and we as ministers will be in touch via phone, email etc and
would love to hear from you, if you phone us.
We will remember you in our prayers and will work to keep our church family together.
God bless you and those you love.
Revd Ruth Jackson
Rochdale & Littleborough Circuit 06/04
Bolton & Rochdale District
The Methodist Church