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Welcome to Guiseley
Methodist Church. On this website you will discover a
range of activities and reflections connected with the church
and our faith.
Church is a group of people from different backgrounds and
cultures with differing ideas and perspectives. We are
joined together through our love of God revealed in Jesus Christ
and a desire to serve and share God’s love in the world today.
We believe all are welcome.
If you wish to join
us as we continue to explore God’s way and how we live out our
lives in the world today you are very welcome. All are welcome
to share in
worship. Likewise if you
wish to find out more or simply want to ask a question you are
very welcome. Come along or you can use the
contact page to get in touch.
Guiseley Methodist Church Notices: 10th January
When I led the Covenant service in Bramhope last Sunday, I expected to
be doing the same in Guiseley this Sunday but – as happened so often
last year – things have changed very fast. The country has entered a new
lockdown and, although churches are permitted to continue to worship in
church, a consensus has been reached within our Circuit that it’s not
wise to do so. Tim Perkins, our Superintendent minister, explains the
decision to cancel church services in January in the attached
Those of us who have enjoyed meeting together for worship during
September, October and December will be disappointed about this but I
hope you can also see it as a positive move. With the new variant
Covid-19 there has been an alarming rise in infections and, sadly,
deaths. We have been asked to keep our social contacts to a minimum.
Continuing with services would create a real dilemma for many preachers,
stewards, organists and members of the congregation. The Circuit
decision, which will be reviewed for February, is a small contribution
to reducing the spread of infection. We’re giving up something we value
for a short time in order to benefit our community.
With no services in church, we’re going to try having a Zoom service
every Sunday morning at 10.30am with the chance to chat afterwards. I
know this won’t suit everyone but, if you’ve not tried a Zoom service
yet, I warmly invite you to give it a go. If you have online access, you
simply click on this link
or you can join
on any phone (landline or mobile) by dialling 0131 460 1196 and entering
the meeting ID 986 3972 2958 followed by # twice. N.B. If you pay per
call, it’s a national call. Those joining online can hear and see one
another; those joining by phone can hear all the prayers, readings, talk
and songs and join in the chat afterwards. The Zoom link will be the
same every week.
The services will be recorded and made available to watch later. A small
picture of you may feature briefly but only the speakers will be heard.
The recordings will be available via a circulated link; they will not be
accessible to the general public.
I’ll be leading the service this Sunday 10th January at 10.30am and
we’ll say the Covenant Prayer printed below. Whether or not you can join
the service, say the prayer at home. It reminds us that the Christian
journey is not always easy but also that we’re not alone and that this
is the best possible path to follow.
If you need help with anything, do contact me, Rosemary or anyone from
Guiseley Methodist Church
7th January 2021
I am no
longer my own but yours.
not mine, be done in all things,
wherever you may place me,
in all that I do
and in all that I may endure;
when there is work for me
and when there is none;
when I am troubled
and when I am at peace.
Your will be
when I am valued
and when I am disregarded;
when I find
and when it is lacking;
when I have all things,
and when I have nothing.
all I have and am
to serve you,
as and where you choose.
Glorious and blessèd God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.
May it be so for ever.
Let this covenant now made on earth
be fulfilled in heaven. Amen.
Please contact the Pastoral Secretary (details below)
if you wish to be added to the mailing list of worship material and
You can access all the
videos by searching on YouTube for ‘Guiseley Methodist Church’.
GUISELEY METHODIST CHURCH MAILING
Rev Roger Smith (Minister)
Mrs Rosemary Williams (Pastoral Secretary)
If you’d like to
keep using online worship material, go to the
or search YouTube
for ‘Guiseley Methodist Church’ and
you’ll find all the videos recorded over the past months. You might
like to re-watch one or see one you missed. I know some people
are doing this and finding it helpful.
CHURCH RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (as at
Monday 23rd March
Church Treasurer's letter
Please remember to continue to support the food banks - they are
especially in need of goods for distribution during this difficult time
Worship at home
Light a candle and say a prayer at 7.00pm on Sunday
here for more 'Worship at home' options
suggested by the Circuit
There are regular on-line services accessible at:
0113 250 9805
General enquiries to:
Minutes of Guiseley
Guiseley Church Council Minutes- 27th February
Guiseley Church AGM Minutes: 5th May 2019
Wharfedale & Aireborough Circuit
For more information, and a copy of the
latest news-sheet 'Viewpoint'.
visit the Circuit
This new hymn has been written for ‘the first service at
which hymns are sung aloud following the Covid lockdown of 2020’ –
none of us knows when that will be! But you can use the words
at home – as a hymn or as a prayer. The hymnwriter suggests
the tune Abbot’s Leigh (the set tune for ‘Lord thy church on earth
is seeking’) or it could be sung prayerfully to ‘What a friend we
have in Jesus’
Loving God, we come before you
glad to offer praise in song,
thankful for the many mercies
you have shown us all along.
Months of social isolation
have not parted us from you,
and in every situation
grace and love have led us through.
Yet so many struggle daily,
so we ask you, Lord, to bless
all the sick, the sad, the lonely,
all who suffer pain and stress,
all who mourn the loss of loved ones,
all whose loads are hard to bear,
and all those whose calm compassion
comforts those for whom they care.
Father, send the world your healing;
guide and strengthen us, we pray,
so that we may keep revealing
something of your love each day.
Whether facing sin or virus,
and despite what time may bring,
we shall ask you to inspire us,
trusting you for everything.
Batten, Chesham Methodist Church, 2020