Welcome to The Market Harborough Methodist Circuit

for all those associated with the Methodist Churches of Market Harborough, Kibworth, Naseby, Husbands Bosworth and the surrounding areas. (And any new friends – welcome!)

We hope you can find plenty of helpful material here if you want to PRAY or worship at home, WATCH a video message, READ some inspirational material, or LISTEN to one of our recent sermons. Please see the menu bars above.

A MESSAGE ABOUT OUR CHURCHES OPENING AGAIN FOR WORSHIP

Following a long period of closure, we are pleased that all three of our churches (at Market Harborough, Kibworth and Naseby) were reopened in August.

Our churches are now Covid-secure environments with carefully worked-out risk assessments. We want to be able to welcome new people to our churches as well as our established members, and we hope you might be interested to come and join in worship and prayer with us. However, because of limitations on attendance for safety reasons, we are asking our members to attend about every 2 weeks, and operating a booking system in all of the churches. Please note that there will be various precautions on entering the building and you will need to wear a face-mask (unless you are aged 11 or under, or exempt for other reasons). You are very welcome to book a place with us. Please contact the stewards named below, who will be glad to let you know when we have spaces, and to book you in:

  • Harborough - Catherine Clarke 01858 419276
  • Kibworth - Marilyn Calvert 0116 279 3272
  • Naseby - Ruth Watson 01604 740845

If you're not returning to church, for very good and understandable reasons, please know that we will be thinking of you as we gather for worship. And we ask that you also pray for the church, and for all of the preparations and precautions, for everyone's safety and peace of mind. You are invited to continue to join with us in worship, prayer and reflection using our online resources from wherever you are.

During the Coronavirus Crisis:

Our churches will be closed for public worship.

There will be no church meetings or social events and we strongly discourage other groups from meeting together also.

We urge all those who are vulnerable because their age or health (or the age or health of someone they live with) to take special precautions, avoiding any unnecessary contact with others, in line with the recommendations of HM Government.

We urge all people of faith to join with us in praying for our nation, our communities, our NHS, and our loved ones at this time.

Please join us from wherever you are in a time of prayer on Sunday - at either 10.30am or 5.00pm (or both, if you like).

Video message

During this time we will be posting videos to our newly created Youtube channel, which you can find here: Market Harborough Methodist Circuit.

Video for Sunday 27th September

This is the third of this series of services led by Michael Mays, from 16th August 2020...


Video for Saturday 26th September

This video was made in September 2019 for Naseby Methodist Church's 'Soul Café'. It was shown on 22nd Sep last year, at their Harvest Festival. Rev Andy Murphy (with help from Ben and Emily in the filming) tells the story of Jesus meeting 10 people with leprosy, and thinks about being thankful - an appropriate theme for this Harvest season.


If you are isolated, ill, anxious or vulnerable:

Please know that we are daily praying for you.

Please contact one of the people named below, who will be able to talk with you, and try to arrange any practical help you may need.

Rev. Andy Murphy 01858 462889.

Pastoral co-ordinators:
Margaret Cox (Market Harborough) 01858 466942
Carol Pople (Kibworth) 0116 2790116
Ruth Watson (Naseby) 01604 740845

Stewards of the churches:
Catherine Clarke (Mkt Harborough) 01858 419276
Marilyn Calvert (Kibworth) 0116 279 3272
Ruth Watson (Naseby) 01604 740845

Safeguarding officers:
Maggie & Neil Hadkiss 01858 431665

Senior Circuit Steward:
Peter Arnold 01858 446102

Please take some time to look through the resources on this website, for prayer, worship and inspiration, which will increase as time goes on.

Know that as you share in these resources, you are connecting with God who loves you, and joining with others from God’s universal church.

A prayer in times of crisis

Dear God,
Help us to remember that
though we may be isolated, we are never alone;
though we may be afflicted, we are not crushed;
though we may be confused, we will not despair;
though we may be tormented, we are not forsaken;
through we may be struck down, it will not be our end;
for the light and love of God shines in our hearts,
the life of Jesus is already seen in us,
and we will be raised, with Jesus, into God’s presence for ever.
Amen.

(Based on some words of St Paul from 2 Corinthians chapter 4.)

by Andrew T. Murphy © 2020

Safeguarding

The Safeguarding of everyone (especially children and vulnerable adults) is of paramount importance to the whole Methodist Church. We emphasise that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. To help us do this properly and thoroughly, we have regular training for those who lead groups and activities, we are diligent about official checks, and we have appointed Safeguarding officers who can be contacted at any time (as well as the Minister):

Circuit & Harborough:
Maggie and Neil Hadkiss, Tel: 01858 431665
Harborough:
Christine Hodgson, Tel: 01858 467666
Naseby:
Ruth Watson, Tel. 01604 740845
Kibworth:
Jo Elliott, Tel. 0116 279 2803

For our Circuit Safeguarding policy, please see Market Harborough Circuit Safeguarding Policy 2018.