Crownhill Methodist Church welcomes everyone into our Fellowship. We aim, through our worship, Bible study, and prayer to grow closer to God and to bring others into a true relationship with Him. We seek to offer God's love made known in Jesus Christ. We are determined to show this love in action in our daily lives and fellowship, by reaching out into the community and recognising and responding to the needs of the wider world.
Dear Friends at Crownhill Methodist Church
At a recent meeting of the Church Council the decision was made to return to in-church worship from March 7th.
I know there will be many who will greet this news with joy and relief, for certainly the time we have been unable to meet together has been hard for many, and it will be good to gather as the people of God to worship together in person.
I do want to acknowledge and recognise at the same time that there will be people who are justifiably anxious about gathering with others in church. I want to say as strongly and clearly as possible that I encourage everybody to exercise their own common sense and care in making the decision whether or not you will attend. If you feel at all vulnerable, or believe yourself to be at risk (or indeed are concerned about the risk you may pose to others), please do stay at home. After all, the government’s “Stay at Home” restriction is still in place and will remainuntilat least 27 March.
So please do not feel any pressure whatsoever to attend if you do not absolutely choose to do so. Even if you are on a rota, even if people hope you will be there and will miss you, even if you feel torn because part of your wants to be there but you also know you don’t feel it’s safe. If you’re unsure – stay at home.
I hope I am not offending anybody by saying this so strongly, and I certainly in no way wish to discourage people who genuinely cannot wait to worship in-person, and genuinely feel that it safe for them to do so. After all, we will continue to wear masks and follow all proper social distancing and hygiene requirements, and these in themselves, when followed conscientiously and strictly, are a safety margin in and of themselves. However, this safety margin is not enough for people who are vulnerable, and I call on those who are eager to meet again and feel safe to do so, to respect and support those who feel differently and need to take greater care. May our desire to love one another as Christ has loved us enable us to be warmly supportive of one another and to remain in communion with one another, one Body of Christ, throughout this ongoing crisis.
At this point the other two churches have not yet made the decision to return to in-church worship, and it is my intent to continue to offer 10.30am zoom services until all three churches are back. This will involve a bit of juggling in terms of the preaching plan, and it may mean that when I am at Crownhill on 21st March, for example, that the zoom service will be live-streamed from the Crownhill service, but we will work out all these details as we go along.
I wish you every blessing as you each consider prayerfully what is right for you, but whatever you decide, know that you belong and you are loved.
The peace of God be with you always!
Rev. Brenton Prigge
We are open on Thursday mornings between 10am and 11am for private, personal prayer for anyone who wishes to attend.
We can accommodate up to 30 people at a time, socially distanced, but must stress that you should not attend if you feel personally at risk, and certainly not if you are showing signs of having the virus, however mild.
We ask you to wear a face mask, and you will be asked to use sanitiser on entry and exit.
Please bring your own pen to sign in - we need to keep a record of all attendees.
If you need to use the toilet, please use a disinfectant wipe (provided) to clean surfaces after use.
There will be no refreshments offered, but you are welcome to bring your own water, etc.
Please do not hang coats in the vestibule, but keep them with you.
Church Council has agreed to re-open the church for Sunday Worship from 7th March.
Occasional joint Zoom services with Compton and Mount Gould (see events diary for details) can be accessed using
Or use Meeting ID: 8900 770 4123 Password: 774441
Please note that there are printed acts of worship available on the Methodist church UK website.