Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Message board

Below please find messages from the congregation to keep church folk up to date with what is going on in each others lives or for church folk to send encouraging messages to the congregation in general. If you want to post a message to this page, please email it to or ring/contact the minister and he will pass it on.

Either click on the links to the different posts above or scroll down to view them one after another in full

  • Death of Percy Golledge

    We note with sadness Percy’s passing, and our prayers go out to Edith and the family at this time. The funeral will be on Wednesday 13th January, and we intend to live-stream it on the website for more people to attend safely than can gather in church that morning.

  • Two special birthday thank-yous!

    Mary Hall wishes to thank the Church Family for her 90th birthday gift, the bowl of Hyacinths are already showing flower buds a promising sight of Spring quite soon. Thanks also for all the kind enquiries during my stay in hospital after a very unfortunate accident at home, Diane Burton proved how important good neighbours are to us all
    Mary Hall

    Vera Mitchison would like to thank the Church Family for her 90th Birthday gift a beautiful bowl of spring bulbs which are very much appreciated. Looking forward to when we can all meet again at Church .
    Thank you God Bless you all
    Vera Mitchison

  • Your Christmas Greetings to one another [26 so far…]

    Please send us your Christmas Greetings to the Church congregation family and we will display them here…

    ‘The Church Stewards send you their warmest greetings for a very blessed Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year,  hoping that it will not be too long before we are all back together again in our Church. Please take care and stay safe.
     From : Ralph & Olive,  Keith & Lucy,  Christine,  Clifford, Vanessa, 
    Abbie & Connor and Millie’

    Joan Miller wishes all Homemakers a Merry Christmas, thanks Joy Howson for passing on the greetings.

    Best wishes to everyone for a Happy, if different, Christmas, and all the best in th New Year, when we hope it won’t be too long before we can meet again. Jack and Kate

    Wishing you and yours a Happy and Holy Christmas and a Peaceful and Hope-filled New Year With our love, Keith and Lynda

    Bishop Auckland congregation – God’s blessings for 2021 Alistair (Newton Aycliffe) – Thank you for the support

    Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Magda, Darren and Zianna.

    “To all our friends at ‘Homemakers’ – Wishing you a very Happy Christmas – and stay free of COVID!!” Hazel and Michael (T) xxx

    We wish all church friends a happy and healthy Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone in the not too distant future. Ian, Ellenor and Alistair McDougall.

    Keith and Audrey send their best wishes to everyone for a Peaceful, healthy Christmas with renewed faith and hope for 2021.

    Christmas wishes to everyone. I’m looking
    forward to when we can exchange news over a cup of tea.  Best wishes from Milton and Eileen

    Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year! Margaret and Frank T.

    Wishing everyone at Bishop Auckland a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Lorna, Lichfield Staffs.

    A very happy and healthy Christmas and 2021 from Ruth and Peter

    Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy Christmas from Margaret C.

    Joan & Robin would like to wish everybody a happy and peaceful Christmas. Stay safe, God bless.

    I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas; especially those who keep us up to date with daily newsletters and work so hard to keep us informed. They are so appreciated. Thank you. Ruth Baker

    Happy blessings be with you all at Christmas and throughout 2021.  Ena (L)

    Joy and peace to you all.  Love and best wishes from Trudy and David Beadle.

    Philip wishes you a happy but safe Christmas, and looks forward to seeing you all together soon and to hearing you sing.

    Ann (H) and family send happy Christmas wishes to friends at church.

    Audrey (H) wishes you all a happy Christmas.

    Christmas blessings from Ivy and Tom.

    Margaret (K) sends all best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

    Christine (L) wishes you all a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

    Wishing you all a healthy and peaceful Christmas where ever you may be keep safe until we can all meet again in our Church
    God Bless
    Diane Burton

    Wishing everyone at church a Joyful Christmas and that 2021 will see us all back together at church greeting each other as we always used to with warmth and affection.  With best wishes to you all
     Pat Hall

    Ho ho ho from Di and Michael LEEDS
    Can’t wait to see you all
    Soooooooooooooon said the .
    Have the best Christmas possible and keep faith all will be well.
    Sent with sanitised love xx

  • Homemakers Christmas Conundrums

    Can you find the Christmas Carols/songs without using a Hymn Book or computer. No prizes, just to amuse.

    1. Woman’s violet charms cadet (4,4,4,2,9)
    2. Man weary again (4,2,1,6)
    3. Raises the whips (1,3,5,5)
    4. A rich snake waits (10,5)
    5. Ho-Ho tingly (1,4,5)
    6. I bin terminated whelk (2,3,5,9)
    7. Sun on riotous baby (4,2,1,3,2,4)
    8. Robin then thing (4,2,3,5)
    9. The cameo clamp intu right Enid (2,4,4,3,8,5)
    10. May ale fill the coofu (1,4,3,2,8)
    11. E maids tint snows where (3,4,3,7,4)
    12. TNT heir fellows (3,5,6)
    13. I care tecing doormen joshi (4,9,3,7)
    14. Main clanger adder (7,2,1,6)
    15. Light sent in (6,5)
    16. Wash tins glades (2,4,8)
    17. Which shed laws pethered (5,9,7)
    18. Gona mint log (4,4,3)
    19. Carol vent rocy (8,5)
    20. Blinger joke L C L (6,4,4)
  • Thank you to those who supported this appeal

    A big thank you to all who participated in the ‘Count Your Blessings’ fundraiser.  A cheque for £430 from our Circuit has been sent to the District Treasurer for the Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) district project COCO.  Once again thank you.                                                                                                                      Audrey and Olive.

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