Webteam: June 2017
On Sunday 18th June, at 4:00 pm, on the hottest day of the year so far, over 80 people from the Mid Warwickshire Circuit packed into the small Methodist church at Snitterfield to say a sad farewell to the church and its community, which has now closed after 134 years of worship and service to the local community.
Although there was a great deal of sadness, the overwhelming experience was one of celebration and joy in God's greatness and faithfulness.
Rev Barbara Greenwood led the service and in her introductory remarks, she said that their aim in preparing the service was that it should be a celebration of the life of the church and that we should raise the roof with good Methodist singing. Both these aims were fulfilled.
The lovely church has been the local centre of Methodism's understanding that worship of God is complemented by service in and to the community. However, changing demographics and dwindling congregations meant that the church was forced to close.
A copy of the Service Booklet is available on this website.
You may also be interested in
Reflections for Holy Week — ThursdayDuring this time of absence — absence of our normal routines; absence of our work; absence of our leisure activities; absence of social meetings; absence to some extent of our freedom and of course absence of our usual forms of worship — we would encourage you to join in the virtual world of worship.Each day in Holy Week — this most holy and solemn week...
Holy Week 6th April 2020 Holy Week has become more and more part of our Christian journey over the years. We have embraced Bible study groups during Lent and Holy Week is the culmination of our reflective study and times of prayer. This year Lent has ended with us being confined to our homes largely. We have not been able to gather in our groups or at our church services. This is set to...
Welcome to this week's letter 3rd April 2020 As we approach Palm Sunday and Holy Week there is a continued sadness in the air because we cannot gather for the various times of worship and devotion that are usual during the coming days. Prayers and Reflections for Holy Week will be available each day, and sent by post for those who do not have internet access. We continue to pray for all...