28th March 2020

Dear Friends

I hope that you are all keeping well and that you are keeping yourselves protected from this dreadful virus that seems to know no bounds.

The Circuit is preparing for a weekly act of worship to be shown on the website this coming Sunday. Please have a look at www.telfordmethodistcircuit.org.uk . It is important that we continue to keep ourselves spiritually focused and in a relationship with God. Our hope is that we come through this dreadfulsituation that has come upon us so quickly. Please pray for the world, family and friends

Brian and Wendy Powell send their thanks for your good wishes and prayers. I heard from Brian earlier in the week and I was told that Wendy is making progress. Please uphold Brain, Wendy and family in your prayers.

It is with sadness that I pass on the news that Trevor Shaw’s mum died earlier in the week at such a difficult time for caring for family. Again, please prayer for Trevor, Ann , Trevor’s dad and family.

Please remeber to contact me if you need help.


20th March 2020

I can hardly believe how rapidly the situation with COVIN 19 is changing. It was only last Sunday 15th, that we took decisive action to close the Church and the building for the next two weeks or so with the hope that matters could change over that period of time and that there would be a likelihood of re-opening. Having listened to this evening’s Government update the opportunity for things getting back to normal seems far off. I wonder what the new “Normal” will be like. The country seems to be shutting down except for essential services.

The importance for each one of us is that we protect ourselves as best as we can from becoming infected or from passing the virus on to other people. This may be inadvertently and without knowledge.

The Methodist Church has produced some resources that we can explore on the website. www.Methodist.org.uk . This material will help us maintain our spiritual wellbeing during this period of uncertainty.  We need to remain positive and trust in God for His help and guidance to see us through. Please, continue to pray for each other, the country and the world. The Bible is a tremendous resource for inspiration, reflection and encouragement at this time, especially as many will be at home with time on their hands!

Please continue to look at this website for updates and ideas to see the latest news.

If you know of anyone who is in need of support, please let me know by phone 01543 877111 or by email, revchristopherp@gmail.com .  I am confident that we will overcome the present difficulties and I continue to hold each one of you in my prayers.

In His Service


Temporary Closure Notice

It is with much regret that it has been felt necessary to close the building for acts of worship and as a community facility for at least the next two weeks (until 31st March) because of the potential risk of spreading the virus Corvid 19. Further discussions will take place and sufficient notice will be given if the situation changes.

Updates will appear on the Telford Methodist Circuit Website and Wellington Methodist Church’s Website.

Telford Circuit: www.telfordmethodistcircuit.org.uk

Wellington Methodist Church: www.wellingtonmethodist.org.uk

The Methodist Church of Great Britain has regular updates and invaluable resources for personal reflection. www.methodist.org.uk

Rev Christopher Parkes

We are a very open, welcoming Christian Community based in the market town of Wellington, Telford, Shropshire. Our growing church includes people of all ages and of many nationalities. We have an exciting and growing work with children and young people with fantastic Sunday groups for all ages. Our annual International Lunch is a real treat for all involved!

Those who come for the first time to either our Sunday Worship or to one of our many mid-week groups, receive a friendly warm welcome and soon feel a real sense of belonging to our community. Why not drop in to meet us and have a chat? All the details of our weekly programme are here on our website.

For further details about the churches in the Telford circuit visit the Telford Methodist Circuit website and the Methodist Church website

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord..”
Romans 8:39