Torrisholme Methodist Church All activities closed- government advice.

Torrisholme Methodist Church All activities closed- government advice.

Torrisholme Methodist Church All activities closed- government advice.Torrisholme Methodist Church All activities closed- government advice.Torrisholme Methodist Church All activities closed- government advice.

New Messages will be at the Top with a Date of Posting

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5th April

10th April- GOOD FRIDAY

There will be a service for Good Friday Morning, posted on the Worship Page

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5th April 2020

HOLY WEEK

A new reading each day of Holy Week  will be posted on the Worship Page, with the most recent at the top :

from the writings of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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4th April 2020.

 SATURDAY PRAYER GROUP

   Linda has created this lovely prayer corner and posted it today. More on the Worship page 

 

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3rd April 2020

The April May edition will be coming soon on the website. Normal delivery was impossible due to the "Stay at home " directives from the government. Please let Sue know if you know of someone who can't access the internet and wants a printed copy through the post. We will do our best to help.

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28th March 2020

 

SUNDAY SERVICES  

Please join us in worship from your own home. Preachers will be preparing vitual Services for you to share over the next 10 Sunday services and Good Friday. Find them on the Sunday Worship Page. (scroll up to the top of this page and then click SUNDAY WORSHIP on the purple strap line.

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27TH MARCH 2020

 See the Whats On page for details .

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26th March

 See the Whats On page for details  

There's a message from Rev. David for you. 

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Posted more than a week ago

 See the Whats On page for details 

CORONA VIRUS- GOVERNMENT ADVICE 

Services, meetings & bookings cancelled 

New Messages will be at the Top with a Date of Posting 2

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Call to prayer

. See the Worship page for details 

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UNABLE TO COME TO CHURCH?

 

SERVICE RECORDING 

We have recordings of past services. We are planning a scheme for people who can't get to church and  would like to listen to a recording of the Sunday morning services. For more information please get in touch with John ,  your pastoral visitor or Sue:

bjcdfs@gmail.com See the Whats On page for details .

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THE METHODIST CHURCH UK - CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

   STAY AT HOME UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY-

KEEP 2 METRES AWAY FROM EVERYONE WHO IS NOT PART OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD

Wash hands often with soap and water;  use hand sanitiser gel when soap and water are unavailable. 


The symptoms of Coronavirus infection are shortness of breath, cough and high temperature .  Those with such symptoms or who have been in contact with someone confirmed as having the Coronavirus, should call 111 for further advice. 


Time to Raise Morale

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Reasons to be grateful

 Visit the Snippets page there's a list there which I shall compile as I hear from you.Feel free to send me your reasons to be grateful. They can be Spiritual, funny, profound or frivolous  One word will do, but if you choose to add an explanation I shall try to find space if you want to share it. Send to bjcdfs@gmail.com 

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Call to Prayer

  CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ENGLAND 

There is a national call to prayer from 'Churches Together' when we are asked to light a candle of prayer at 7:00pm on Sunday and pray for the current situation

See the Worship Page for more........ . 

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Just a Thought.....

Whilst waiting for the storm to pass, you may just as well dance in the rain 

Longer Standing Notices

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Services, Meetings & Bookings Cancelled

 CORONA VIRUS- GOVERNMENT ADVICE 

Website Changes - Choose Either Lockdown or Free Flight

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Plans

As Coronavirus has closed our buildings, meetings and services for, possibly a few months, the role of the website will be changing too.  Hopefully it will help us all to keep in touch with each other and provide some encouragement and interest . So some page headings will change, let me know what's needed.

Your Website needs you

Events and activities are going to be minimal for a while and we are going to do things in a different ways. This will not happen unless we find new ways to keep ourselves in the loop. I NEED YOU to let me have materials to put on here and in the OUTLOOK Magazine. Requests and offers for help will appear here.

What Pages do we need?

"What's On" will change, because nothing is on!. I will try to put news and useful  information on here.

"Worship" will become a space where you will find prayers, inspirational writings, Sermons. I will welcome materials prepared by clergy & local preachers.... perhaps we can set aside times to share such things at the same time to get a sense of  a sharing.community.

"Snippets" will expand IF I get the materials. So far very little has been submitted here and my imagination might start to run thin. Let me know what you need

Contacts & People

Currently there are very few contacts here...... I could expand this, but must stay within Data Protection legislation. If you want me to add your details, let me know. The "People" page has superficial info of many interesting activities. Send me short articles of things you are doing to keep yourself active during this "lockdown"...... your tips and suggestions will help everyone. Maybe you'd like to be put in touch with someone with similar interests so you could chat with each other about your common interests?  

Photos and Share Memories

There is a Photo Album" page have you any old photos or current ones that would be interesting? I'll need permission of subjects.The history page has very little on it. Let me have any stories of our church that you know. We have had some wonderful people in the past and even today. You may have a knowledge of our past that would interest or entertain.

Reviews

Have you read a book, listened to music, watched a TV programme or film that you would recommend? Is there a poem , song, hymn,  anything at all that you'd like to see here. Please think creatively.... there may be lonely people who need to hear something encouraging or funny or deep.

How to find the information on different pages

RESPONSE TO A REQUEST

RESPONSE TO A REQUEST

RESPONSE TO A REQUEST

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 Thanks for the suggestion that notification of changes to the website are flagged on the Home Page.... so that you don't have to search the whole site to find the new posts. 

From now, there will be less detail on this page; new posts and directions to their whereabouts will be listed here for at least a week or until additional notices displace them. I shall try to change the picture for relevant sections to draw further attention to changes 

Safeguarding

RESPONSE TO A REQUEST

RESPONSE TO A REQUEST

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This page holds the contact details of our Safeguarding Officer, safeguarding guidance and policies. Training events will also be posted there

Contact us

RESPONSE TO A REQUEST

Contact us

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 Watch this space for new posts This is where we post contact details for the minister & for room bookings.


Alison, our Church Administrator,

has a new email address

admin@torrisholmemethodist.net

you can also ring her:

01524   409194 

People

More- Photo Album

Premises

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  This page gives information about activities that members of our church are involved with.

Latest post: 

 LENT FORFEITS AND

 KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS 

Premises

More- Photo Album

Premises

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 All details of our premises here will be of interest to people interested in hiring any part of our premises. 

Property Committee notices may be posted there too.

To comply with government advice regarding Corona virus we are not taking bookings.

More- Photo Album

More- Photo Album

More- Photo Album

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There is little posted here at the moment. Please offer any photographs of activities and events  to Sue: bjcdfs@gmail.com


If people ar the subject of the picture, please ask their permission before sending to Sue.

More- History

More- Reports & Policies

More- Photo Album

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 We are waiting for more historical information.

Do you know any interesting stories or facts?

More- Links with Others

More- Reports & Policies

More- Reports & Policies

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Links to other organisations and websites

More- Reports & Policies

More- Reports & Policies

More- Reports & Policies

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WAY FORWARD

The Power Point Presentation 

and full Workshop have been added to this page 17/02/2020

About Us

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Our Community

 The words "Community Centre" are a significant part of the Torrisholme Methodist Church signage. The church " or "the sanctuary" is a peaceful space where anyone can sit quietly while the building is unlocked. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship or simply to sit and observe what's happening. There are services every Sunday at 10:30 am, some of which include Holy Communion , and also we have a short early Holy Communion Service at 8:30  am on 2nd Sunday each month..  

The Communion Table is open to all who choose to come, if this it feels right for you, Children can take part in a simple way alongside the adults. The communion wine is non-alcoholic. 

No alcohol is permitted anywhere on our premises.

Coffee, tea and biscuits are served in the Hall at about 11:45 am following the Sunday service. This is free of charge, but we welcome donations for Christian Aid. Please join us for a chat.  


Almost all of our premises are available for hire. We hope our local community will see us as a resource that everyone can use.  Our buildings are available to local groups and organisations needing a space that is accessible, comfortable and at a reasonable cost.  Almost all of our premises is available for hire. There are ramped entrances both at the front & back of the building. There are toilets including one with wheelchair access. We have a well appointed, modern kitchen and rooms of varying size.   There is a car park at the back of the building with 7 spaces, plus 2 for Blue Badge holders. 

Click on "Premises" at the top of this screen for details.

We look forward to meeting you.


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MISSION STATEMENT

 Torrisholme Methodist Church is called by God to respond to the good news of God's love in Christ and to live out our discipleship through worship, prayer, bible study and fellowship.  Powered by God's Spirit we are committed to :-  

* Being a welcoming, loving, caring and supportive community

* Exploring established and new ways of worshipping God

* Taking risks for Christ

* Providing teaching and fellowship to promote growth in faith

knowledge and love

* Enabling everyone to discover and use their gifts

* Seeking to address the needs of local, national and international communities

* Ensuring that our resources are fully used for worship, fellowship and community activities

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT ADVICE ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS> WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS  FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE






Where to find us

From Lancaster on A589,

  

Torrisholme Methodist Church,

Norwood Drive,

Torrisholme, Lancs, LA4 6LS


We are near "The Shrimp" roundabout linking A589, B5321, B5275, and Westgate.

 turn right, towards Torrisholme village, at the crossroads, just before the traffic lights at the pedestrian crossing, on to Longton Drive. You will see the building on your right.

Norwood Drive is the next turning on the right.


From the M6 junction 34

Take Bay Gateway towards Morecambe and Heysham (indicated by Ferry Terminal signposts). Move across to the right as you approach the traffic lights (close to MacDonalds) towards Morecambe town centre/seafront. 

From this point you have joined the A589 from Lancaster, then follow the instructions above..