Here in the Channel Islands district Guernsey has been Covid free for over 150 days, so in this circuit we are now able to worship and meet up as usual, though some people who need to shield are still too nervous to come out. What
we can’t do is travel freely as the islands strive to keep their bubble safe.
Last week we held an afternoon circuit event for MWiB on the terrace of a local cafe. Thirty seven of us had a wonderful time in the sunshine sharing a truly delicious cream tea – the most superb scones served with lashings of
jam and local cream – and combined that with bringing our own gifts and those from many of our churches for the Methodist Church overseas missions.
Our superintendent minister, Reverend Howard Stringer (pictured above), led us in a large part of the Covid-19 special service (prepared by Carolyn Lawrence) which replaced the usual Easter Offering service. It was very thought provoking, and the accounts of the effects of caronavirus around the world made a big impact on everyone. We had already placed contributions in bowls on the tables, but some people added more after having heard of the incredible difficulties that are being faced.
It was very good to be able to gather and share chat, food and worship together after so long.
Forum Rep for Channel Islands District