New this month
Save the date - Wednesday 23rd June - prayer meeting via Zoom - 7.45pm for 8.00pm start. Approx one hour.
We are getting the building (church sanctuary and our hall) ready to re-open, taking the opportunity for some cleaning and repairs.
A message from Tim Livesey, CEO, Embrace the Middle East
A prayer for peace in Israel and Palestine -click here
We raised money during lent to twin taps and our bins. Here is the certificate confirming that 10 of the church taps have been twinned with taps in Guatemala.
A blessing given by Andrew on his last service
We have collected money to give Andrew a gift to remember us by. Andrew has always wanted a manuscript of the Lindisfarne Gospels. After just a few weeks lead time the manuscript has safely arrived and Andrew is delighted with it. Andrew stated 'I was born about 60 miles from Lindisfarne, and am due to visit the Holy Island later on in my Sabbatical, so this truly is a fabulous gift of great significance for me, with which I have fond memories of the people called Methodist in Stratton.'
As a point of interest, the original manuscripts are in the British Library
Our new Minister from September 2021
The Rev Stephen Roe (Deacon) and his wife Angela are coming from North Wales to join us from September, to continue his ministry at Stratton and at the Dorcan Church
We look forward to what Stephen will bring to share with us as he proclaims the gospel, and together we explore new opportunities to build God’s house here in Stratton and more widely in the East Swindon community.
A moment of quiet
Ripon Lowerdales Methodist Church uses Helen's poem to produce this excellent video. Check out their other prayer space videos