Welcome to our Advent and Christmas Page for 2020. Here you can find links to messages of encouragement, services near you and online, and people and places to find help if you are struggling at this season.
We will be adding to this page as Christmas draws near, so do keep checking back. Here are some links you can use right away.
The Wirral Methodists YouTube Channel
Click here to visit our channel. Every day during Advent we are posting a short video reflection and song, written and shared by ministers and preachers across the Circuit. Every week there is also a full service from the Ellesmere Port churches, with the lighting of the advent candle for that week.
Our Circuit Facebook Page is updated every day, with links to our video reflections and other podcasts and news from around the circuit.
The children’s work team also have special Facebook pages and groups for the season. Click here to see what they are up to. There are also two groups you can join if you have children: Tots Together and Lego Church.
Advent reflections to view, listen to, read or download
Click here to view the reflections each day as they are published. Please pass them on to anyone you think might appreciate them.
Rev. John Barnett is also writing a weekly Advent reflection. You can find them on the Worship Resources Page.
Covid Can’t Cancel Christmas
We are distributing thousands of our Christmas postcards all around the Wirral. If you’d like some for your own use, just email us. You can add a tea light to make it a small gift, but one with great significance in a tie of darkness and fear.
You can find out about Christmas services in your local church by searching Facebook: most churches have a page. Here are some of the ones we know about. They are a mixture of online and live services this year, so you are sure to find something.
Please remember that to meet COVID-19 requirements, you may have to book in advance to attend a live service. If in coubt, contact the church: details are in our Find a Church section.
There will be an open-air carol service outside Trinity Methodist Church on Whitby Road, opposite the shopping precinct, on 2oth December at 6:00 pm. All are welcome – please remember your mask!
You can aso join us for worship online:
YouTube – Wirral Methodists
Podcasts – WeShare
20th December, 10:30 am – morning worship
Christmas Eve, 4:00 pm – Christingle (format to be confirmed, weather-dependent)
Christmas Day, 10:00 am – Morning worship
20th December, 10;45 am – morning worship
Christmas Eve, 7:00 pm – Carol singing outside the church
20th December, 6:00 pm – outdoor carol-singing (weather-dependent)
27th December, 10:30 am – Combined worship with Hope Farm & Little Sutton.
Christmas Eve, 6:00 pm – joint carol service via Zoom with Prenton, Moreton, Lower bebington and Higher Bebington. Check Facebook for details.
Christmas morning, 10:00 – joint service at Prenton.
There will be WhatsApp services for all four churches between 1:30 and 2:30 pm on Christmas Day.
St. Luke’s, Hoylake
Nativity and Carols December 20th at 10am on Zoom – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for joining link.
Christingle Service December 20th at 3pm with Hope Church. Zoom, live streamed on Facebook and Youtube or at Hope Church. If you would like to attend the service at Hope Church, registration is online via Hope Church website http://www.hope-church.co.uk For all those who want to watch online head to the same website the day before for joining links etc
Carol Service December 20th at 8pm with Hope Church. Zoom, live streamed on Facebook and Youtube or at Hope Church. If you would like to attend the service at Hope Church, registration is online via Hope Church website http://www.hope-church.co.uk For all those who want to watch online head to the same website the day before for joining links etc
Christmas Eve Service 24th December at 7.30pm on Zoom – please email email@example.com for joining link.
Christmas Day Service 25th December at 10am on Zoom – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for joining link.
20th December, 10:45 am – family service with carols and Christingle.
Christmas Eve, 11:45 pm – Zoom service: phone 0151-633-2753 for details.
Christmas Day, 10:30 am – family service.
As numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions please register your namewith our office on 0151-677-5127 and keep up to date by following us on our Facebook page or through our website.
Christmas morning, 10:30 am – worship service.
20th December, 6:30 pm – service of readings and carols (online booking required)
24th December, 11:30 pm – midnight service (online booking required)
Christmas Day, 10:30 am – family service (online booking required).
For online booking, please visit our website.