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  • A very warm welcome to our Circuit Website

    We are delighted that our churches are now open and returning to our normal patterns and therefore we will be adopting a phased approach to our services whilst following the latest government advice.

    Please view the Circuit plan (by using the main navigation tab above) this will tell you which church will be open and at what time.

     

    For our weekly Home Worship pack Click Here
     

    For our younger visitors we have created a webpage called TLC for Kids + Youth including videos and activities, to access them please go to "Youth" tab on the navigation bar or click the image and text below. 
     


     

    Tamworth and Lichfield Methodist Circuit, Family Worship.

     

    Service Times:
    To find your nearest church and service times please use the "What's On" or "Circuit Plan" tabs above.

    Methodist Churches are grouped into Districts and then into Circuits for mutual help and support. Our circuit consists of nine Churches in the TAMWORTH and LICHFIELD area.

    They are: - Alrewas, Glascote, Hopwas, Lichfield, Shenstone, St. Martin’s Stoneydelph, Newlife Methodist Church, Thackeray Drive.

    For more information about an individual church, location and service times click on OUR CHURCHES. If you are new here and you need a little more information about us or are enquiring about Marriages and Births please see NEW HERE?

    We do hope you find this site easy to use and informative. As you will see we belong to the wider Methodist Church in the UK.


    Local Methodist Heritage:

    Click here to read up on the history of Methodism within Tamworth and Lichfield Methodist Circuit.

     

    Talent Magazine: 

    To view our Circuit Magazine, which is published four times a year, click on the “Talent Magazine” tab below.

     

    Safeguarding Policy: Please Click here for details.

     

    GDPR Compliance:

    The Churches within the Tamworth and Lichfield Methodist Circuit are compliant with the GDPR which came into effect in May 2018. Our privacy document can be found by clicking here or the link at the foot of each page.


    'Walking to Jerusalem' Guildhall, Lichfield on Friday, July 15th at 3:00 and 7:00pm


    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this amazing performance by the man who actually walked for 147 days from London to Jerusalem in 2017. Performed to captivated audiences and rave reviews, it is the inspiring story of that walk. You won't want to miss it! Showing at the Lichfield Guildhall during Festival fortnight on July 15th with matinee and evening performances.

     

     
     
     
     

    PRAYING WITH METHODISTS (AND OTHERS) IN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA

    Amongst our brother and sister Christians in Ukraine and Russia, we have a particular connection with Methodist churches in both countries. Most Methodist churches in Europe are the fruits of American United Methodist missions, and therefore have bishops. One, Bishop Eduard Khegay, oversees the Methodist Churches in both Ukraine and Russia, and six surrounding countries. He was born in the old Soviet Union. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine he said “I am ashamed of my country and hurt for the loss of human lives. This is a disgrace. How many corpses of war should appear in Russia and Ukraine in order for this nightmare to end?”

    His colleague, Bishop Christian Alsted oversees the Methodist churches in Nordic and Baltic countries. As the invasion began he issued the following statement.  

    PASTORAL LETTER IN LIGHT OF THE TRAGIC EVENTS IN UKRAINE

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

    There is war in Europe, Russia has invaded Ukraine, which is a free independent democracy.
    War and violence are evil and always entail considerable human costs. The Christian message points to the path of reconciliation and never to war and violence, as a solution to conflicts. In the face of this evil, we pray for a logic different from the one based on geopolitical competition. We pray for a change of hearts and minds of leaders, we pray for de-escalation and dialogue instead of violence and war.

    The Social Principles of the (United) Methodist Church say: “We deplore war and urge the peaceful settlement of all disputes among nations. From the beginning, the Christian conscience has struggled with the harsh realities of violence and war, for these evils clearly frustrate God’s loving purposes for humankind. We yearn for the day when there will be no more war and people will live together in peace and justice.

    Our central conference consists of Nordic, Baltic and Eurasian countries, including Russia and Ukraine. The Christian Church is not nationalistic and our relations with our brothers and sisters in other countries are not limited by nationality or culture. We have deep relations with Methodists in Ukraine and in Russia, and although we are influenced by our culture and the political realities, we must never allow this to hinder or break our unity in Christ.

    We stand with the United Methodists in Ukraine in prayer for protection, reconciliation and peace. We pray for pastors, leaders and congregations in the United Methodist Church in Ukraine; may God grant that their witness of reconciliation and peace will bring strength and hope to the Ukrainian people.
    We pray for Bishop Eduard Khegay, bishop of both Russia and Ukraine, may God give him the wisdom and grace that he needs in his ministry and leadership under these challenging circumstances.

    In the Nordic and Baltic episcopal area, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania all have borders with Russia, and in addition Latvia and Lithuania have borders with Belarus. In the Baltic countries in particular, the invasion of Ukraine causes great concern.
    The United Methodists in the Nordic countries stand with the Methodists in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in prayer for protection and peace. May the Church's testimony of reconciliation and peace in Christ offer hope and strength to the people in the Baltic countries.

    In the coming week we will enter the season of Lent, which in the church is a time for prayer and soul-searching. I call on all our congregations to intercede for the people of Ukraine, and for the leaders in the world, who have the power to bring an end to war. I call on all our congregations to pray and fast for reconciliation and peace in the world. May God, in his grace, open our eyes to the things that make for peace, may He protect us all from the escalation and spreading of war, and may we follow Him on His path of truth and peace.

    May Christ have mercy on us all

    Christian Alsted

    The European Methodist Council (which includes the Methodist Church in Britain and the Methodist Church in Ireland) has issued this prayer which we can all use. It was written for them by the Revd Michaela Conference, the Assistant Secretary of the British Conference.

    Creator God,
    we offer you our prayers for the peace of your world.

    For the well-being and safety of our sisters and brothers in the Ukraine and in Russia:
    We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.

    For wisdom for those who hold power, that they might work together for the good of all people:
    We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.

    For those who are or will become displaced because of conflict and for those who offer welcome and sanctuary:
    We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.

    For peace in our own lives, families and churches,
    that we might offer justice, dignity and love for all:
    We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.

    Gracious God,
    Hear our prayers.
    In the name of Jesus Christ,
    The Prince of Peace.
    Amen.

    More information and resources can be found at

    The European Methodist Council

    United Methodists respond to invasion of Ukraine | United Methodist News Service (umnews.org)

    Statement on Ukraine from the Methodist Presidency

     

     

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