We are able to hold a few services provided people wear masks, sit well apart (we have available seats marked out), and don’t hang around to chat or socialise afterwards. But we don’t plan to have a Carol Service (we can’t sing in church at the moment), mid-week Communion on 23 December (there is a funeral in church that morning), or our usual services at Christmas ‘midnight’ or on Christmas morning (we are meant to leave the building unused for a period between services).

Self directed for those with a smartphone
Not quite a Carol Service is being provided by eight posters, each with a bit of the Christmas story and a QR code link to a carol, which appear between the new Post Office on Halifax Road and the front door of Lees Methodist Church (the stopping places on the way are Steptoe Ted, Freedom Hair Design, The Kitchen, Wilds, St James’ front door, and G Moore). Visit all or just one!

We still provide a fresh Sunday Worship video each week
A virtual Christingle Service available from Sunday 13 December
A virtual Nativity Walk available from Sunday 20 December
A virtual Midnight Communion available from Christmas Eve
Accessible from the front page of our churches’ websites by a single click, and with audio of the most recent service is accessible by a normal rate phone call 01535 286387, all in partnership with West Lane Baptist Church.

Sunday 20 December (Sunday before Christmas)
Family Service with Christingles suitable for all ages, at our normal Sunday service time 9.30 a.m.

Thursday 24 December (Christmas Eve)
Simple Family Communion for Christmas suitable for all ages, at the time we have held a Crib and Christingle Service in previous years at 3.00 p.m.

Sunday 27 December (Sunday after Christmas)
Christmas reflections, especially for those who missed out on Christmas Day, at our normal Sunday service time 9.30 a.m.

Wednesday 30 December (last Wednesday of the year)
Christmas Season Communion, especially for those who missed out on Christmas Day, at our new usual mid-week Communion time 10.30 a.m.