Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update from the President of the Methodist Church

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Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we have suspended gatherings for worship in Methodist Churches across Ireland. We have made this difficult decision in light of the evolving government advice in both jurisdictions. Congregations are encouraged to seek creative ways to worship, even if not able to be in one place and to continue to serve those who are most vulnerable in their communities. We continue to pray for all affected by the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), particularly for those who are ill and grieving the loss of loved ones, our front-line health care workers, leaders in government and the Health Services and for businesses at this time. 

As a Church, we want to turn to God in this unique time. Below we have created guidelines and resources which we hope will equip congregations across Ireland to remain connected and together as much as possible.  


As Lockdown Eases Ministry & Life Continues...

Roadmap for Gradual Easing of Lockdown: Implications for our Life and Work in Republic of Ireland

MCI Detailed Advice based on Northern Ireland Executive Guidelines


Join Statement 18th May 2020 - Covid-19 Recovery Pathway: Church Leaders Welcome Cautious & Considered Approach


Reopening Church

Download Digital Resource Pack here

Pack includes:

  • Getting our Churches and Buildings Ready to Reopen
  • Return to Church Risk Assessment
  • Methodist Insurance Update

Click here to download Return to Church Risk Assessment in Excel Format

Click here to view Return To Church presentation video