Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Circuit Newsletter Weekly newsletter 27th March 2021

We have a number of churches open on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

Maundy Thursday

  • 9.30am Bishop Auckland (see website to book)
  • 5.30pm Woodhouse Close Holy Communion
  • 7.00pm Shildon Holy Communion

Good Friday

  • 12 noon – 3pm Bishop Auckland Labyrinth
  • 2.00pm Heighington
  • 3.00pm Woodhouse Close

Easter Celebration CD 2021

Available to download

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/lent-and-easter/easter-celebration-cd-2021/

Rev David has a few available if you would like one for someone who is not online.

News from Bishop Auckland Passion Play organisers:

1. The Market Place 

The three crucifixion crosses from the Passion Play will be placed in the Market Place at Bishop Auckland. These will be in place from 10am until 4pm. This is to symbolise the Crucifixion scene and be a place for people to reflect on Good Friday. 

During this time, there is also going to be a live art installation of the crucifixion and Easter from 11am to 2pm by St Anne’s & St Andrew’s youth worker, Graham Cleland, who will be painting a backdrop to the crosses.

2. Online videos

Volunteers from Passion Play Bishop Auckland have developed short videos about Good Friday and Easter. These are on our new website: Passion Play Bishop Auckland – The Passion Journey & Easter Story (www.passionplaybishopauckland.org). These will be released on Good Friday morning. 

In addition, Wintershall are also live streaming the 2019 Good Friday performance on their Facebook page at 12pm and 3pm. https://www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay/

Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to perform the Passion Play in 2021, but we are planning, depending on government guidance, to perform on Good Friday, 15 April 2022.

Regular events and links

SundaysVisit YouTube to see a recorded service from Bishop Auckland Methodist Church. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_duanwurAoKYcmPeSWTug Or visit the website for lots of other opportunities for worship https://bishopmethodist.org.uk/church-community/worshiphome/  
Sundays 11amBishop FM 105.9 will have a recorded service from Bishop Auckland Methodist Church  
Sunday 6pmWorship takes place on Zoom, please get in touch for the link  
Monday 12.45 pm    The President and Vice President of Conference are hosting a series of events on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/MethodistPresidency/  
Tuesdays 12.45pm      During this Year of Prayer there is an opportunity to join with others across the Methodist Family in a weekly prayer session, on Zoom and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MethodistChurchinBritain   Next Tuesday’s service will be led by Revd Sean Adair, Superintendent of the Derbyshire North East Circuit, minister of Chesterfield Central Methodist Church, and Deputy Chair of the Sheffield District.   

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