COVID19 Support and resources
Each day we, the Stratton congregation bring you resources and materials that have touched our hearts and we want to share. Visit us regularly. Our Church isn't closed, just changed.
Feel free to submit prayer requests, questions or comments using the form at the bottom of this page.
A thought provoking video - The Great Realisation. Why hindsight's 2020.
Local support in Swindon
Voluntary Action Swindon, Volunteer Centre Swindon and Swindon Borough Council working together in these uncertain times to help those who need it in the local Swindon community. Website found here.
A Prayer for home
Lockdown by Richard Hendrick.
There is fear but there doesn't have to be hate
There is isolation but there doesn't have to be loneliness
There is panic buying but there doesn't have to be meanness
There is sickness but there doesn't have to be disease of the soul
There is death but there can always be a rebirth of love
Wake to choices you make, today breath, listen, the birds are singing, spring is coming. We are always encompassed by love. Sing.
Support from the Methodist Church UK
Guidance all about the impact of the virus produced by The Methodist Church is available here.
These short acts of worship have been produced for you if you are unable to attend church. If you are well enough why not spend a few moments with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you?
Worship from home service sheet
Wesley’s Chapel in London will continue to live-stream worship, adapted for no physical congregation. Service times are Wednesday 12:45, Thursday 12:45, Sunday 9:45 and 11:00, plus daily prayer at 10am
All these services are available here
A prayer from the President of the Methodist Conference (Rev Dr Barbara Glasson)
Live stream from Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, Sunday Service 10am Pacific Time = 6pm BST. Link
8 am this Sunday, all 39 BBC local radio stations will join together for a service from Methodist Central Hall, London, click on the link below, Live Stream here
May God help us and be with us in our struggles
Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Professor Clive Marsh, reflects on where God is during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here
Talking to Young People and Youth Resources from our Youth worker Hannah
“’Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.’” John 14:27
Check out this blog here
A magazine for young people with puzzles, games and stories etc.