Category Archives: Castle View

Castle View – Minister’s letter March 2022

Dear Friends, “God bless those who suffer from the common cold. Nature has entered into them; Has led them aside and gently lain them low To contemplate life from the wayside; To consider human frailty; To receive the deep and … Continue reading

Minister’s letter – December

Dear friends, Lights are reappearing outside our houses. It feels as if the inhabitants of the houses, although snug inside, are expressing their desire to reach out, shining into the darkness to light our way and remind us that although … Continue reading

October 2021 – Minister’s letter

Dear Friends, Ah the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” has returned (Ode to Autumn John Keats). Autumn is my favourite time of year, with lingering warmth and coolness that is just enough for me to find my socks again. … Continue reading

April 2021 – Minister’s Letter

April 2021 Dear Friends, This is the longest time I have ever spent without participating in Holy Communion since the day I held my hands up at the communion rail. The minister gave me the bread, but the local preacher … Continue reading

It’s all about numbers

When Facebook first launched, lots of people added as many people as they could to their friend list, as the number of friends you had was a big talking point. Then came Twitter and Instagram and again the number of … Continue reading

How in-person worship will work

This September we will hold the first in-person Sunday worship services since lockdown began in March. Some things will look different, some the same, and some things need to change to ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable.

I hold, and I am held

As the summer draws to an end, we are trying to make plans for the autumn and even for Christmas.

Online worship during lockdown

Taken from the September 2020 issue of Castle View When the Methodist Church decided to close it’s doors in March 2020, there were more questions than answers.