Worshiping Together during the Coronavirus Crisis

31 May 2020 Pentecost

During this time when we can’t meet together to worship, the Rev Steve Mann, superintendent minister of the Buckingham, Bicester and Brackley Methodist Circuit will be recording a Sunday morning service. To join with us for this week’s service please click here  (The service will be available to view until the following Saturday).

As we journey from Easter to Pentecost, Steve is also recording a series of reflections which can be found here.

Meanwhile, Rev Pat Olivent-Hayes, minister at Brackley, Silverstone and Towcester, is offering a weekly ‘Thought for the Day’ which is published on the Brackley Methodist Church website (click here) where you can also catch up with a regular Blog from Mission Outreach Worker, Malcolm Bromhall (click here).


Thy Kingdom Come is a prayer initiative which runs from Ascension Day (21st May) through to Pentecost Sunday (31st May).  Originally started by the Church of England, the initiative is now supported by churches of all denominations worldwide.

A key theme of the national initiative is caring alongside praying. Here are five ideas on how we can care and love those we know, even when we are socially distanced.
1. Keep up contact. Make a phone call, send an email, letter or card saying that you are praying for them at this time.
2. Keep an eye out for the anniversaries of life events. Make that phone call to let people know you care.
3. Send a small gift or book purchased on line, maybe insert life words etc.
4. Serve where you can in delivering groceries or medications.
5. Make sure the people you pray for know how much you value them by whatever means you can find.
Inspiring videos related to this year and previous years can be viewed at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/videos


Due to the Covid-19 virus crisis, ALL face-to-face activities at the Methodist Churches within the circuit, including Sunday services, are suspended until further notice.

A Prayer by the President of the Methodist Conference The Rev Dr Barbara Glasson:

Loving God
If we are ill, strengthen us
If we are tired, fortify our spirits
If we are anxious, help us to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.
Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders!
Don’t let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves
Fix our eyes on your story and our hearts on your grace.
Help us always to hold fast to the good and see the good in others.
And remember there is just one world, one hope,
One everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone.
In Jesus we make our prayer,
The one who suffered, died and was raised to new life.
In whom we trust, these days and all days. Amen

To see the latest Methodist Church Coronavirus Guidance and Resources … click here.

Welcome to the Buckingham, Bicester and Brackley Methodist Circuit.



Popularly known as the 3Bs Circuit, we are a Circuit of The Methodist Church that covers the towns of Buckingham, Bicester and Brackley together with surrounding villages.

The Circuit consists of eight Methodist churches and one ecumenical congregation. Our Superintendent Minister is Rev’d Steve Mann.

To view the March – May plan click here.