Phillip's service was on Friday 10th July.
Due to the current social distancing restrictions, numbers permitted to attend the service were limited.
However, the service was recorded. Details of how to access this will be available on request.
Please email Sue Spencer at email@example.com and you will receive Viewing Instructions.
The service will be available for viewing for the following 7 days.
Please pray for all Phillip's family and friends, especially tomorrow
Farewell, dear Dad, and thank you for everything you did for me, Elaine and Mum. So blessed that your last days were peaceful and pain-free. Safe journey home to your Lord and to be with Mum again.
Love you so much and am so thankful for your life.
Torrisholme Methodist Church is sad to bid farewell to Phillip. He was greatly loved and a valued member and we have missed his presence with us recently.
Phillip gave his time generously and brought his care, skills and talents to TMC. Phillip gave much commitment and expertise to the Property Committee. He and Sheila were a loyal members of the church choir for many years.
Please pray for Geoff and his sister Elaine (French) and all the family as they say their farewells to Phillip.
Marjorie is looking for surplus blackcurrants to make Jam to sell for World Mission. Please let her know if you have any that she could use.
If you would like to buy jam later in the year please contact her. Marjorie is willing to collect fruit that you can offer and will be willing to make deliveries. Thank you.
Since Lockdown the numbers visiting this site have more than doubled. From the little feedback I have received it seems that folk are finding it useful. My problem is that I have no real idea of what is working and what is not. I would like to focus my effort to build upon the most useful aspects and maybe ditch others. Please could you say:
Please would you email me your thoughts firstname.lastname@example.org
Anything you tell me, is purely for my own information and to help me improve the website. I'll keep it confidential.
There's a message for you on the WHAT'S ON page from your Minister, Rev David Philo
The Outlook should be coming soon
Apologies for recent shortcomings:
Dottie is writing a new prayer each week relating to aspects of Coronavirus and the lockdown
Peter, a member of the Iona community is writing a weekly prayer and meditation. He sends them to Helen and she submits them to the website. It is suggested that we light a candle in our windows at 7:00 pm on Sundays.
Linda writes a weekly meditation and prayers to keep the Saturday Prayer Group in touch. Please join them. If you would like to submit prayers for this, get in touch with Linda direct or email me at email@example.com
Please join us in worship from your own home. Preachers continue to prepare virtual Sunday services reach week. Join us at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings or revisit the service during the following week.
Find them on the Sunday Worship Page. (scroll up to the top of this page and then click SUNDAY WORSHIP on the red strap line
Susan co-ordinates this for us.
Mrs Jeanette Main
Third Age Coordinator
St Thomas Church Lancaster
Direct tel 07486 985 357
Main working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
'Alan Main, son in law of Judy has recently published a book of funny stories from his first year of working for Stagecoach in Morecambe and Lancaster.
The 32 page book, illustrated with photographs is available for a donation to raise money for a local dementia charity.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details'
Helen has been submitting Peter Millar's thoughts for several weeks. They have been posted on the WORSHIP page. Due to limited space they have been successively deleted. I have decided that this is a terrible waste. There is so much depth and value in these. So, instead, I shall post them to SNIPPETS so that we can revisit them for further reflection in quiet times . The revamp of SNIPPETS will take some time. I will be working on this through the coming week, so when you have a quiet moment later in the week, give SNIPPETS a visit. I would welcome your own feedback and submissions for SNIPPETS.
ANSWERS NOW POSTED ON THE WHATS ON PAGE
Submitted by Helen- 10th May
For the past few years the Just World Group has run a quiz to raise money for Christian Aid Week.This is not possible this year, nor is the door to door collection, nor the envelope collection at Church. Christian Aid is missing out. I therefore have produced a quiz for Christian Aid Week, which starts this Sunday 10 May – Please give a donation for Christian Aid Week (whether or not you do the quiz) – you can hyperlink directly to the Christian Aid Week donations site : https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week
Further Quizes will follow fortnightly, with solutions for the previous one.
Submitted by Lyn & Bernard- 24th April
The system is working well: people have been ringing 417662 to place an order and collecting it from the bench in our drive. If you prefer, we could drop things off on doorsteps as part of our daily exercise, but please, keep the orders coming!
We have plenty of most things you would find on the stall*; and we are still ordering from Traidcraft so that anything shown as available on their website: https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/ can be here within a week or so.
Please don't worry about payment; we are happy to continue running accounts "on tick" at least up till Christmas! The important thing is to keep Traidcraft in business during this difficult time and so help thousands of producers and communities around the world for whom fairtrade is a crucial lifeline. A big "Thank you" to everyone who is making a difference.
*PS We have price lists we could pop through letterboxes if you need a reminder of what we normally have in stock.
See the Whats On page for details .
JUST A THOUGHT.....
Whilst waiting for the storm to pass,
you may just as well dance in the rain
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:
See the Whats On page for details .
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.
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'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
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?
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.
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.
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
This page holds the contact details of our Safeguarding Officer, safeguarding guidance and policies. Training events will also be posted there
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
you can also ring her:
This page gives information about activities that members of our church are involved with.
LENT FORFEITS AND
KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS
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.
There is little posted here at the moment. Please offer any photographs of activities and events to Sue: email@example.com
If people ar the subject of the picture, please ask their permission before sending to Sue.
We are waiting for more historical information.
Do you know any interesting stories or facts?
Links to other organisations and websites
The Power Point Presentation
and full Workshop have been added to this page 17/02/2020
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.
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
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
Torrisholme Methodist Church,
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.
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..
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