Welcome to the website of Silverdale Methodist Church.
The Methodist Church updated their guidance for churches on 11th June, and as a result our Circuit have also issued new advice — we have to inform you, therefore, that it is highly likely that the church building will not be re-opened before September. Whilst the Government advice has been updated to allow private prayers, and may be updated even further at the start of July to include further attendance, it is a distinct possibility that there will still be lots of restrictions in-place, meaning that it is not seen as feasible to re-open any time soon. So, to re-iterate, we do not foresee the church building opening for any activity before September — this Circuit instruction is backed by our own Leadership Team, and will of course be reviewed at regular intervals.
A further decision has also been taken to Furlough Jayne, our Children & Families Worker, with immediate effect. We have had to make this hard decision so as to safeguard the church as much as possible, as our Income has slowed-down somewhat — and whilst we hope that it is only for the short-term, we cannot as yet put a timescale on it. What this means is that, under the terms of the Furlough Scheme, Jayne cannot carry-out most aspects of her role — so whilst Lee will try to do as much as he can, he won't be able to do everything (because he just isn't Jayne!). Please don't think that she, or we, have disappeared whilst you do not hear from her — and please also know that this is no reflection of the importance that we place on you as families, and your children, or any other area's of the Community that Jayne serves — we value all of you hugely, and this was a hard decision to come to, but it was a decision that was felt necessary for the long-term future.
We hope that you understand both decisions. If you have any questions or concerns, then please do send us a message and we will try our best to answer — either use the "Contact Us" section of this website, or go to our Facebook page, for which a link is included below, and we will respond as soon as we can.
In the meantime, please remember that, whilst the building may be closed, the Church is still very much open — because the Church is not the building, it is the people.
And remember to view our latest NewsSheet, which is easily accessible on this page (under "Weekly News Sheet") — all older ones that are not listed there can be found in the "DOWNLOADS" tab.
Please remember that, whilst everything may be suspended, we still have financial commitments. So if you would like to support our work financially, either with a regular Standing-Order or a one-off Donation, then please use the CONTACT US form to register your interest, and your message will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Any donation would be gratefully received in these most trying of times.
Visit our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with what is happening & what we are doing — and so that we can all stay connected! If you are on Facebook, please "like" our page as soon as you can, where we are posting regular updates with various information.
And click here to listen to our Offering Of Worship, which we are still recording weekly in-order to take it outside of the 4-walls of the building, to make sure that we are all still connected!
And if you're on 'Instagram', then you can find us on there too!
Finally, if you are wanting to access the Worship Material prepared by the Circuit Ministers (& Local Preachers), then click here for the audio file, or click here for the video version.