Toton Churches

Seeing Lives Transformed through Faith in Christ

Coronavirus

Please check back here for updates on how Toton Churches is responding to the situation regarding Coronavirus/Covid 19.


Thursday 30th July

Both of our churches are currently in the process of deciding how and when they can safely re-open. Once we have clear plans in place these will be shared with the congregations and wider community. Please pray for our leadership teams as they make these difficult decisions.

Tuesday 8th July 

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday 11th July, St. Peter's Church will again be open to individuals who wish to pray and reflect. All will be made welcome. The opening hours are limited to between 2pm and 4pm. All the necessary guidance has been followed to maintain social distancing and hygiene measures with volunteers on hand to advise. We ask all who come to observe the signage and respect the rules, so that volunteers and visitors feel safe. 

Thursday 18th June 2020

While all the Church of England’s cathedrals and churches remain closed for public worship, in line with Government advice, a phased approach to lifting restrictions has begun. We are pleased to announce that on Saturday 27th June, St. Peter's Church will be open to individuals who wish to pray and reflect. All will be made welcome. The opening hours are limited to between 2pm and 4pm. All the necessary guidance has been followed to maintain social distancing and hygiene measures with volunteers on hand to advise. We ask all who come to observe the signage and respect the rules, so that volunteers and visitors feel safe. The Methodist Church in Great Britain has said that it is unlikely to make any move towards the reopening of buildings until the second week in July, after Conference has met and there are no plans to open Toton Methodist at present.

Sunday 7th June 2020

We are holding Zoom services each Sunday and saving an audio-only version here.  Newsletters are available elsewhere on this site, including the front page.  From now on this page will show any additional activities only.

Week beginning Sat 23rd May 2020

Here is this week's newsletter.

Week beginning Sat 16th May 2020

Here is the latest newsletter.  It includes information on how to join our Zoom services on-line or on the phone.  This week sees the start of 'Thy Kingdom Come' which is a prayer initiative.  This is a Word document with some ideas.  The local Methodist Circuit have produced this Excel spreadsheet which shows how each church in the circuit is worshipping at the moment.

Week beginning Sat 9th May 2020

This week's newsletter is here.  There was too much to go in it this week so we will mention again on this web page  about the free bible study course from the Bible Society.  There are eight sessions which can be used by people on their own or as part of a group and ways of sharing it are on the main webpage here.  Each session is about 35 minutes long.

Matt lead our Zoom Church this Sunday and an audio copy is here.


Sat 2nd May 2020

The latest newsletter is here.  As well as the usual information about what is happening in Toton there is information about a Bible course shared for free by the Bible Society and also about a Church of England phone line where you can hear hymns, prayers and reflections - also free to contact from a land-line.

We will be meeting on Zoom on Sunday 3rd May and this service will be led by the Messy Church team so if you've not joined in with this form of worship before come and experience something new.  Links etc will be sent out by email as usual.


Sat 25th April 2020

Another newsletter is here.  Our next service on 26th April is a Zoom meeting at 10.30am.  If you don't have the link get in touch on contact@totonchurches.org and someone will help.


Sat 18th April 2020

The latest newsletter is here.  We also have an order of service designed by the Methodists for people to use at home.

Our next service is a Zoom meeting on Sunday 19th April at 10.30.  Login details have been emailed round but if you don't have these please contact the support team on contact@totonchurches.org.


Fri 10th April 2020

Here is another weekly bulletin with a countdown from Matt and an invitation to an on-line Easter day service which really will be followed by coffee!

Toton Churches has a YouTube channel and today a half-hour reflection for Good Friday was put on it and can be found here.

Don't forget that we have a helpline which can be phoned on 0115 9462357 or emailed on contact@totonchurches.org if you need any kind of help or if you just want a friendly voice to have a chat with.


Sat 4th April 2020

The next bulletin is here.  You may be aware that Toton Churches is part of the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub that aims to provide practical support to those that need it, especially if they are self-isolating or affected by the coronavirus in any way.  You can contact the county-wide scheme on this link or come to our team directly by email by clicking here or phone the church office on 0115 946 2357 which will be answered at any reasonable time.


Sat 28th March 2020

The latest bulletin (link) is now available with a message from Methodist minister, Matt.   It includes links to both Methodist and Church of England websites with messages and things to do during the current situation.  It also includes an introduction to our new administrator, Louise Lawrenson, who has just joined us and has therefore spent more time working from home than sitting in the church office.  We hope and pray that despite this she will settle in to her role and we look forward to the contribution she will make to church life in Toton.

Churchbox account holders will have received the bulletin by email  along with a form of service that can be used at home.  This was produced by the Methodist Church and contains all the words you will need to worship on your own or with your family.  If you didn't receive the email a you can find the service as a download here.

Churchbox is an on-line directory of people associated with our churches.  If you would like to know more about it please contact the office.  If you do have an account log in is here.


Sat 21st March 2020

The first weekly bulletin (link to download) has been emailed to everyone who has a Churchbox account.  Copies will also be put through the letterboxes of those we know who don't have an account.  If you know of anyone who might not receive one please let us know through here.  Following this link will download a "kindness postcard" that you can use to let someone know you can help.

Also available here is a pdf document with a short act of worship which has been produced by the Methodist Church to use at home.   This is a link to a Church of England service for Mothering Sunday led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Wed 18th March 2020

All public worship, groups, social gatherings and non-essential meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future across Toton Churches.   This follows the advice from government and both the Church of England and the Methodist Church nationally on ‘social distancing’ and protecting the vulnerable.  We understand how difficult this will be for many for whom these groups and services are an essential part of their daily life.  Please be assured of our prayers at this time and if you have any specific prayer or practical requests, please do let us know.  Check back here for further communications on our plans to support people who wish to worship at home and how we can practically support one another and the community of Toton at this time.