Tilehurst Methodist Church
Suggestions for worship opportunities and how to help others in worship can be found here. These include streamed services and service sheets to be printed at home.
Please visit the dedicated page for "Sanctuary", our Thursday evening prayer service.
Private prayers at TMC
We are sorry to announce that a decision has been made that Open for Prayers will be temporarily closed. Whilst we appreciate that it is something that a few people have really valued since we started, we need to be realistic about the risk now involved as cases in our area increase. The team will be reviewing this and consulting the Government and Methodist guidelines. Thank you for your support.
With the current restrictions on movement in place, it may not be possible for everyone to attend the funeral of a loved one. A short act of worship to say formal goodbyes at home can be found here.
The Basingstoke and Reading circuit has produced the following service resources (most recent first):
Free phone lines for prayers and news from the Methodist Church
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478
Churches Together in Tilehurst have worked together and with the wider community to put together a singalong carol service for you to enjoy.
Please enjoy watching the YouTube video and singing!
One of the highlights of our Christmas celebrations each year is to be able to host the annual Little Heath School Carol Service.
Because of Covid restrictions this was not possible this year but in partnership with the school we have managed to create an on-line alternative.
We hope you enjoy it.
For Children and Families
Jolly Tots, WOW, The Gap and SNuG are continuing to meet. We are experimenting using Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube. Please contact me if you would like to join us.
Our Junior Church Leaders can be found in the Facebook group. Look out for new and creative ways they are leading Worship.
Here are three suggested resources for you and your family to use. If you create, or find something so amazing you are bursting to share please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Worship for Everyone
This is with two of my favourite worship leaders, Nick and Becky Drake. I am sure some of their songs will be familiar to you. There are a few episodes for you to catch up on. They go live on YouTube every Wednesday and Saturday 4pm. However, you can watch them anytime. We have been watching the Saturday episodes on Sunday mornings.
This is an amazing website. They post daily prayer and worship activity.
Lots of ideas jump out of this page for all ages. They include a simple prayer or worship activity using movement, interaction, craft, play and more. Their aim is to resource families during the Covid-19 social distancing, and strengthen family worship and prayer for this season. They believe that in the midst of isolation and struggle God will be at work in and through his people. Ideas are released daily with dates on them, but feel free to use them whenever suits.
Episode 3 has landed! This episode touches on mental wellbeing and looks at how the Holy Spirit wants to help us. There will be puppet craziness, songs, crazy science.
Episode 2 has been released! It is an Easter Special and packed with more crazy science. Are you ready for lots of family fun and laughter with Duggie Dug Dug, “Loo” and “Rolls”?
Join Duggie Dug Dug and his crazy puppets "Loo" and "Rolls" for a really fun family show that will encourage you and make you laugh during these times. Based on Romans 12 v 12 - "Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when troubles come. Pray at all times." (International Children's Bible) With the crazy puppet double act, some awesome crazy science, a sign language song and a family activity, it's a lot of fun and will hopefully be a helpful resource and encouragement for your family.