SUNDAY SERMON 52: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
John 2:13-22
Jesus clears the temple courts

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, ‘Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!’ 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’[a]

18 The Jews then responded to him, ‘What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?’

19 Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’

20 They replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

Matthew 21:13

13 ‘It is written,’ he said to them, ‘“My house will be called a house of prayer,”[a] but you are making it “a den of robbers.”[b]

Psalm 68:9

You gave abundant showers, O God;
    you refreshed your weary inheritance.

Galatians 3:17-19

17 What I mean is this: the law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. 18 For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.

19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.

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BACK TO CHURCH SERVICES ONLINE …but we are still in this together!

You may be aware that the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor, along with NI Executive Junior Ministers met with the Faith Leaders’ Forum in the light of the escalation of Corona Virus this week.

Read below the comforting words and helpful guidance that the Rev Dr Heather Morris gives on behalf of the heads of The MCI:

“In light of the unequivocal medical and public health advice received at that meeting we believe that it is right that all Sunday gatherings for worship and all in person church activities in Methodist Churches in Northern Ireland should cease at the present time. At this stage you should plan that this will be our position until 6th February, although this will be reviewed towards the end of January.”

Heather goes on to say: 

“Young people have borne a particularly heavy load through these last months, and even through this last week. We are so grateful to you and the many youth and children’s workers and leaders who are remaining connected through online activities. Why not join with IMYC staff next week, each day online at 11am to pray for children, young people and young adults? You will find a link to sign up in IMYC’s most recent email and on their social media. (Link HERE).

This week the 6th January, marked Epiphany when the Church remembers the Journey of the Magi. This prayer was written for Epiphany. I hope that these words bless you as they blessed me.

“Lord, the sight of the guiding star,
brought hope, courage and joy
To those who had journeyed to find you.
When our journey seems long,
When hope seems far away,
When our courage is failing
Fill us with faith and trust;
Shine your light on our fears,
Lift our hearts with your joy.”

The invitation before us is exactly the same as the invitation which God has graciously given throughout the generations; to faithfully, and in the power of the Spirit, bear witness to Jesus in our context. Our context has its particular challenges, and opportunities, but God’s invitation and God’s enabling remain the same.”

Heather also wants to make our congregations with online ZOOM access aware that there will be a Connexional Prayer meeting on Thursday 28th January at 8pm. Further details will be circulated through the usual social media channels. “We are grateful to Ruth Alderdice and Helen Sweeney who facilitate these prayer meetings. The last two have been a blessing. All are welcome to attend” …and many in their 100’s have done so, from both North and South of the island.

This action has been taken, ahead of NI Executive regulations, along with the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church. 

Weddings and funerals may still go ahead in church buildings, the number who may attend remains capped at 25 and includes those involved in the service and children under 12.

President, Rev Dr Tom McKnight official Statement on the MCI website HERE

LINK to sign up for 11am Zoom Prayer Meetings next week.

Separate, yet as one body of Christ.

COVID-19 CHURCH ATTENDANCE & WHAT TO EXPECT (Updated 23/01/21)

As of Thursday 7th January 2021 after a meeting with NI Executive Junior Ministers and the Faith Leaders’ Forum, it was agreed that all Sunday gatherings for worship and all in person church activities in Methodist Churches in Northern Ireland should cease at the present time. UPDATE – These measures have been reviewed as promised and due to the extensions of current restrictions from the NI Executive our church now proposes to re-open again on the 7th of March 2021. Mossley Methodist Church stands ready to safely re-open our church building for weekly morning worship in anticipation of this date.

In preparation please read below to insure you and your fellow worshippers safety.

(The service will continue to be made available to those who feel they cannot attend, via Website and Telephone access)

Expect the Church Sanctuary to be well ventilated, with seating spaced out allowing for families and individuals.

Listed below are requirements for your safety. This is in compliance with the NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland.

  1. Do not attend church if you are unwell and exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms
  2. (UPDATE 12/12/20) In compliance with NI Executive and the MCI please be aware that it is now mandatory to wear masks inside church. The Methodist Church in Ireland have also formally made the wearing of face masks on entering and leaving the building compulsory.
  3. Maintain 2m social distancing at all times. (There will be no handshakes or hugs)
  4. Use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the building
  5. Wait to be seated in the Sanctuary by a Steward (unfortunately you will not be able to choose where to sit, and the Sanctuary will be seated front first)
  6. To enable ‘Track and Trace’, ensure that you provide your name and contact information to the Stewards
  7. All young children must remain with their parents throughout the service
  8. Toilets are available, but are restricted to a maximum occupancy of 2 people at any one time. Please wait outside until a place becomes available
  9. Offering may now be placed in a slotted collection box fitted to the wall on entrance to the Sanctuary
  10. There will be no crèche or Sunday School
  11. Leave the church promptly at the end of the service when directed to do so by the Stewards
  12. Take home your litter. i.e tissues, sweet wrappers, empty bottles, nappies
  13. Please maintain social distancing in the car park and foyer to ensure that everyone can safely leave

The leadership team in Mossley have the hope and trust that these measures will not hinder our call to Worship. We believe that where His people are, God is in the midst.

Matthew 18:20

 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

SUNDAY SERMON 51: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist and Greencastle Methodist Church
Mark 8:27-38
Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, ‘Who do people say I am?’

28 They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’

29 ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’

Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah.’

30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

Jesus predicts his death

31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. ‘Get behind me, Satan!’ he said. ‘You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.’

The way of the cross

34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.’

2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

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Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

SUNDAY SERMON 50: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist and Greencastle Methodist Church
1 Peter 3:18-22

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive,[a] he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits – 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolises baptism that now saves you also – not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience towards God.[b] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand – with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.

1 Peter 2:21

21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

Genesis 6:2

the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.

Jude 6-7

And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling – these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

John 16:7

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

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Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

SUNDAY SERMON 49: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist and Greencastle Methodist Church
2 Kings 2:1-15
Elijah taken up to heaven

When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.’

But Elisha said, ‘As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So they went down to Bethel.

The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, ‘Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?’

‘Yes, I know,’ Elisha replied, ‘so be quiet.’

Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here, Elisha; the Lord has sent me to Jericho.’

And he replied, ‘As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So they went to Jericho.

The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, ‘Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?’

‘Yes, I know,’ he replied, ‘so be quiet.’

Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.’

And he replied, ‘As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So the two of them walked on.

Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?’

‘Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,’ Elisha replied.

10 ‘You have asked a difficult thing,’ Elijah said, ‘yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours – otherwise, it will not.’

11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, ‘My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!’ And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.

13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. ‘Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?’ he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.

15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, ‘The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.’ And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

Matthew 16:24

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

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Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time

SUNDAY SERMON 48: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist and Greencastle Methodist Church
Isaiah 40:21-31

21 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
23 He brings princes to naught
    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
24 No sooner are they planted,
    no sooner are they sown,
    no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 ‘To whom will you compare me?
    Or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
‘My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God’?
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Psalm 22:3-8

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
    you are the one Israel praises.[a]
In you our ancestors put their trust;
    they trusted and you delivered them.
To you they cried out and were saved;
    in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm and not a man,
    scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
    they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
‘He trusts in the Lord,’ they say,
    ‘let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
    since he delights in him.’

Psalm 19
For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

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#Throwback February

It won’t be long before we are marking a full year of lockdown. There is still some distance to go. However thankfully the hope given to us in the incredible turnaround of a vaccine, certainly is an answer to prayer.

Throughout this time many of us have hit milestones that we haven’t been able to address in the usual or expected manner. Birthdays, births and sadly deaths. Our annual traditions have had to be scaled down, shelved or put on hold.

This February in Mossley sees another tradition being put on hold. I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day – although it might be an idea to get in there early and support your local florist. No, I am referring to the tradition of the Annual Mossley Methodist Church Dinner. It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were all together eating, laughing and even hugging one another. This week would have seen Christine and Colin creating themed table displays, organising seating plans, fine tuning rounds for after dinner games and of course choosing as Hosts what their fancy dress outfits would be.

Christine & Colin dressed to the nines – February 2020 Church Dinner

I know it’s a cliche, but it really is amazing how much you appreciate something when you can’t have it anymore.

Every year Christine and Colin ended by thanking us and saying “…It wouldn’t be a success without you”. So this evening instead of heading over to Corrs Corner in a nice new outfit and a blow-dry, why don’t you enjoy some past memories (and antics) shared together, by looking back over the photos and links below.

Heres to laughs, heres to absent friends and heres to next year!

February 2015 Church Dinner
February 2015 Church Dinner
February 2015 Church Dinner
February 2015 Church Dinner
February 2015 Church Dinner

2017 Church Dinner VIEW HERE

2018 Church Dinner VIEW HERE

2019 Church Dinner VIEW HERE

2020 Church Dinner VIEW HERE

Lockdown Mid-Week Bible Study

This Wednesday at 7:30pm via Zoom, The Rev Sam Campbell begins a joint Bible Study with both his parishes of Greencastle and Mossley. This Study looks at the book of Galatians.

Each week brings a video where Paul Blackham, Richard Bewes and guest Joni Eareckson Tada discuss a chapter from Galatians. After which we as a group will be guided by Sam to further discuss. Please do not feel in any way pressurised to speak up during this time, it is very much acceptable if you prefer to listen.

Topics that will be covered in the Book by Book episodes:
1. Paul, an Apostle of God’s Grace (Galatians 1:1-24)
2. Paul, an Apostle to the Jews (Galatians 2:1-21)
3. Abraham, the Main of Faith (Galatians 3:1-25)
4. Sarah, Mother of the Free (Galatians 3:26-4:31)
5. The Spirit, the Lord of the Free (Galatians 5:1-25)
6. The Family of Believers (Galatians 5:26-6.18)

To join simply contact your Society Stewards or Church Secretary and they will forward on your email address to be included in the Zoom invite link – You should expect this link before Lunchtime Wednesday. Also any ‘rookies’ to Zoom can request advice in setting up (see Set Up below).

Please note anyone who attended any of our previous Zoom mid weeks will automatically be included in the email. However it is your choice to choose to join in. You can also request to be removed from the Zoom invite list.

We welcome and look forward to seeing you.

Set up a free account and have online access to Zoom by following this link HERE. You can also download the Client App for smart phones etc links found on this page click HERE

If you require help with Zoom set-up please contact your Society Stewards / Church Secretaries as soon as possible, ideally prior to Wednesday, where they can put you in contact with Evelyn Humphreys who will happily talk you through set up and test it with you prior to the Bible Study.
NOTE: To run Zoom you will need a device that has a camera and audio. This could be a smart phone, a tablet or laptop. You will also need your email and create a password for sign in.

SUNDAY SERMON 47: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENT from the Rev Sam Campbell:

On Wednesday the 3rd of February I intend to start a new Zoom online Bible Study, based on the Book of Galatians. Apologies to those who do not have the technology to do so, but if you are interested in joining us please let either your Society Steward (Carole/Colin) or Church Secretary (Evelyn/Christine) know and they can put you in contact with Evelyn Humphreys from Mossley who can help you with set up and add your email to the Bible Study invite list. All you require is the Zoom App downloaded to a device that has a camera and mic (smart phone / tablet / laptop etc) and your email address.

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To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist and Greencastle Methodist Church

Psalm 111

Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart
    in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant for ever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,
    giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption for his people;
    he ordained his covenant for ever –
    holy and awesome is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time

SUNDAY SERMON 46: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Rev Sam Campbell:

As you have probably heard already the NI Executive has extended the current restrictions, so now the proposed re-opening of our church will be the 7th of March 2021. On the bases of this extension we will not be holding our Covenant Service on re-opening. Instead of that I propose to offer you again at the end of this service the opportunity to say the commitments that we normally make as part of our annual January Covenant Service.

The MCI is hosting a third Connexional Prayer Meeting | 28th January, 8PM. It is intended that Methodists gather from across the island of Ireland to lift up our prayers for: → Mission→ Education→ Pastoral Care→ Healthcare. There will be speakers briefly focusing on these issues followed by break-out prayer sessions. The success of the past two prayer meetings have seen 100’s of attendees.
You can REGISTER VIA THIS LINK.

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To aid you in your worship, you will find listed below the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Mark 1:14-20
Jesus announces the good news

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’

Jesus calls his first disciples

16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.

19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

1 Corinthians 12:13

13 For we were all baptised by[a] one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

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Deeply Saddened…

Our church family at Mossley have been hit a heavy blow this week at the passing of our dear brother Cyril Kelly. For many years now Cyril as our Property Steward has been tireless in maintaining our church building and grounds. No one will ever fully know the extent of time, care and attention he gave. Cyril was notorious for avoiding praise or accolades and he most defiantly would not have appreciated this. Now that he is gone however, we must acknowledge his service, for he was ever working humbly in the background, (often with Vivien working by his side) making the building, halls and rooms fit for worshiping the God he loved.

With current circumstances, it will be a while yet to come before the halls and rooms Cyril cared for are brimming over with the sound of singing, chatter and laughter. When it does happen however, one much loved voice will be deeply and sadly missed.

A favourite scripture of Cyrils, John 14: 1-7…

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.You know the way to the place where I am going.”Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

On behalf of everyone at Mossley Methodist, the church leadership would like to extend our love and sympathy to Vivien and all the family – notably their children Leanne, Christopher, Iain and partners. Along with their six grandchildren Jenna, Lillia, Charlie, Lauren, Joe and Ceejay.

Due to Covid-19 and in line with current restrictions a private funeral service will be held.

Click HERE for Sympathy Notice and donation details in lieu of flowers.

Deeply saddened at the passing of our brother Cyril Kelly