Updated from Lancashire District of Methodist buildings remaining closed

Please click on this link for a pastoral letter from Phil Taylor Superintendent Minister.

What`s available this weekend - 


Wider Methodist News 

·       The Well (the new Methodist learning hub on You Tube) has three webinars taking place in June. 

Friday 5 June, 2.30pm – 4pm Supporting families

Thursday 18 June, 2.30pm – 4pm Covoid-19 and mental health

Tuesday 30 June, 2.30pm – 4pm What have we been through and what next?

·       Worship during the pandemic Suggestions for worship opportunities and how to help others in worship can be found here, including service sheets to be printed at home. For those Methodists feeling the loss of communion, there is a short act of spiritual communion

·       Streamed services

A selection of streamed Methodist services are taking place online. The list of services, produced with current guidelines in place, can be found here.

 ·       Official guidance 

The closure of Methodist buildings is under constant review in line with government guidance. Full details can be found here.


Food Banks

In support of Church on the Street Ministries food bank we are appealing to church congregations and communities to bring food donations to local collection points. These collection points will be open weekly, from the week commencing 6/04/2020. Click Here for more information

Collection Points 

Central Methodist Church, Burnley. Tuesdays 10am-12pm.

St.Andrew's Methodist Church, Barnoldswick. Wednesday 10am -12pm

St John’s Methodist Church, Colne. Thursdays 10am – 12pm. (Donations can be left inside the entrance off Exchange street)

Brunshaw Methodist Church, Burnley. Thursdays 1pm – 3pm. (Donations can be left inside the main entrance on Rimington Ave)

Wheatley Lane Methodist Church, Fence. Thursdays 2pm - 4pm.

Greenbrook Methodist Church, Burnley. Thursday 2pm-4pm.

What`s New this week



Praying for Lancashire


It has been some weeks since I wrote Praying 21 which has been used across the District.  I don’t think I am alone in finding this is probably the time to try something different. Here is a new offering to help you pray at 9.00pm. Keep Praying 21 but if you want a new format here it is.


An Explanation:

I have a great fondness for acrostic prayers, where each line builds into something. In the prayer handbook I chose Respond, here I have chosen Lancashire.



In this time across our county and country we pray for the following, for the

Leaders of our government at national and local level.

Agricultural community, for farmers and farm workers and all who produce our food.

National Health Service and all who work in it and all other key workers.

Care Homes, their staff and residents.

Airlines, and all who work in travel, hospitality and deliveries.

Schools, colleges and universities, pupils, teachers and students.

Homes of our loved ones we cannot be with at the moment

Isolated and the lonely and the unwell.

Remembering of those we have lost. 

Encouragement as we emerge from this in a better shape to be servants of the gospel.

Gracious God, we offer these and all our prayers in the name of Jesus. Amen.



I know there are many creative people across our District who can write wonderful prayers. Here is a challenge. If you have a prayer to offer for us to use in our 2100 prayers then send it to the District Office and I will see if we can include new prayers in the coming weeks.


Lancashire District Office email: lancsmethodist@btinternet.com

Please have a look at the below information of current Coronavirus Scams within Lancashire.

The Burnley and Pendle Methodist Circuit is made up of sixteen Methodist churches.

We are a lively, progressive, forward thinking circuit that is involved in many church and community events.

We hold Christ Jesus at the very heart of what we do.

Within the website are links to the circuit Churches and their events and our core beliefs.

We would like to invite you and your family along, make new friends and see what it's really like to be a Christian in the 21st Century! 


For a copy of our latest Circuit events guide

please take a look at the Circuit Events page or

our Diary Dates page