LOCKDOWN – 3 2021.

Due to ongoing severe Covid 19 pandemic situation, Romford Methodist Church has suspended all in-person services until further notice and will review the situation in mid-February and will update here. Meantime, you are welcome to join us for a prayer time on Saturdays at 9:30 am and Sundays at 2:30 pm for Sunday Worship on Zoom / Romford Circuit & Friends FB Live.

For Zoom ID / Password – please email djebb2003@gmail.com or revkarenbell@gmail.com or visit Romford Circuit & Friends Facebook group for the weekly update.

For any other pastoral & ministerial matters, contact the Ministers via their emails, please.

The Revd David Jebb.

Superintendent Minister of Romford Methodist Circuit

Presbyter in the West Cluster Churches  – Gidea Park, Harold Wood, Havering Road, Hornchurch and Trinity.

Lead team of Circuit Mission Outreach Project (CMOP) at Collier Row, Romford.


A statement on the tiered lockdown and its impact on churches

As the country has moved to a tiered system for lockdown, we have updated our Coronavirus guidance on the website: www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus/official-guidance/

The Government’s current advice is that churches in England can remain open. Each church will need to consider the missional imperative in deciding whether or not to remain open or to reopen for worship. The safety of those coming into the building must be paramount and consideration given to the practicalities involved. Each decision will be individual to each local area and the decision and responsibility lies with the Managing Trustees (usually the Church Council). Managing Trustees are free to delegate the decision to a smaller body, for example, their church leadership team. They may also wish consult with others in their Circuit and agree a Circuit-wide policy if appropriate.  All decisions and delegations may be made by a simple majority vote. No special majority is required.

Churches in Wales are currently closed except for those invited to a wedding or funeral and those broadcasting a worship service. For more details see www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus/official-guidance/

Churches in Scotland are subject to different rules depending on their location. For current guidance see www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship/

The tiered system and the different restrictions imposed by the different administrations add not only to the complexity but also to the sense of isolation that so many will be feeling at this time. Whatever decisions are made locally and whatever form of provision is adopted to help our people to worship and to remain in fellowship with each other, we keep in mind the bonds that unite us. As we in the Connexional Team continue to monitor the regulations produced by governments and to update our guidance, we hold all those who have to interpret and implement decisions in our prayers and we ask you to continue to pray for us and for each other. In the words of the Presidential theme, the best of all is God is with us, and therefore we remain in fellowship with one another


Working for God in the Community 

A member of the West Cluster in the Romford Methodist Circuit Team Ministry

We hope that the this website will make the community more aware of our presence in Romford and what is going on within our Church, both in relation to Worship and also groups that are using the Church building throughout the weeks.


The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission


The Church exists to increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love

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The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care


The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice


The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ

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