Christchurch Methodist Church

Springfield Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 2BX

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April - May2020

It does seem that our lives are, in a sense, on hold until we resolve the problems of the virus. We have had to abort many of our activities and the telephone, letters and email have come into their own! It is at times like this that we appreciate all that normally happens in life and that we take for granted. There is always humour to be found – on a van etched in the dirt were the words ‘there are no loo rolls stored overnight in this van’. I wonder where they store their tools!!

One of my friends who will have to stay at home told me that his wife had purchased some brushes and paint so he could fill up the time. There is a possibility that I may tidy my study but no promises yet! There is always a silver lining!!

Several people have asked if they can make their Gift Day (and any other donations) direct to the church bank account – that is an excellent idea. The details that you require are:

Christchurch Methodist Church, Bexhill
Barclays Bank 20-27-91
Account number 00256102

If you are able to also let me know of the donation and whether it is Gift Aided that would be helpful. Many thanks.

I am sure that the stewards will keep us up to date with events at the church but, at the time of writing, both the Festival of Flowers and the Christchurch Singers concert must be in doubt. Still, when everything is back to normal, we will have a lot of catching up to do!

The House Group will be in abeyance and we have just finished studying the twelve disciples and how they can help us in our daily Christian lives. We have now moved to another book entitled ‘Prayer’ and the role that it played in the lives of some of the characters in the Bible.

We are fortunate that there are still many forms of communication even if we have to stay in our homes. As the poster said ‘Keep calm and carry on’ but we must look after, not only the elderly and vulnerable, but everyone who needs reassurance and look forward to the time of the return to the normal regularities of life. Can we remember the hymn words, ’When I needed a neighbour were you there?’

I read an interesting comment about the fact that we should wash our hands frequently for 20 seconds – the time it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. A better suggestion is to say the Lord’s Prayer – it takes about the same time!!

At least our prayer life and Bible readings will not suffer – in fact we may have more time for these in the coming days! Try to stay well and warm and may God bless you.

With my Christian love,

Barry Turnwell

(Church Treasurer and a Property Steward)

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