Reopening Statement 16/07/2020

The Government in England has announced that places of worship may reopen from the 4th July.

The final responsibility for reopening remains with the church council of each individual place of worship and whether they can meet the requirements placed on them to do this safely. 

At present (16/7/2020), two of our churches - Knowle and St. James believe that they are in a position to reopen and will resume a limited form of worship from 19th July. This will remain under review. Other churches within the Circuit will also review the guidelines regularly and when they believe they will be able to open safely once again this will be communicated here and via the Churches established communication routes with members and the community. 

In the meantime, we continue to offer online worship on Sunday evenings at 6pm for those who cannot, or don't wish to access physical worship. All are welcome to this online service and are invited to email for details of how to access this service and we look forward to meeting you there. 

Rev. Barbara Evans-Routley 
Superintendent Minister of The Dudley and Netherton Methodist Circuit