Welcome to Bailgate Methodist Church
Our Minister: Rev Andy Burrows (tel 01522 532828)
Located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln, Bailgate Methodist Church is a traditional church with a variety of weekday activities. Our main meetings are for worship on Sunday:
10:30am (every Sunday unless otherwise advertised).
6:00pm (every Sunday unless otherwise advertised)
The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) is usually celebrated during one morning and one evening service each month. A choir leads the singing on Sunday mornings.
The Sunday School (‘Influence’) meets at 10.30am in the church before leaving for their own groups after the first hymn and a short talk.
The ‘Well’ (coffee lounge) is open every week-day between 10am and 3pm (Fridays until 1pm) at the front of the church on Bailgate. Everyone is welcome to come in for a coffee and a chat. There is also a bookshop.
For more information about our Lincoln Circuit of churches see: lincolnmethodist.org.uk (or click here: Lincoln Methodist Circuit website.)
TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF
BAILGATE METHODIST CHURCH
17th March 2020
Response to Coronavirus
I am writing to make you aware of a number of decisions and procedures that have been
put in place to ensure that we, as a church, are doing everything we can to protect and
watch over in love those of our congregation who may feel most at risk in the current
Further to Connexional advice, and following a meeting today of the Lincoln Circuit
Leadership Team, the following steps have reluctantly been taken:
• all church services and prayers meetings will cease with immediate effect, and until
• all social and fellowship events which form part of Bailgate’s church programme will
cease with immediate effect, and until further notice
We are very aware that a number of our church family will already have decided upon selfisolation,
and this will obviously have profound repercussions for them. If you are in this
category, then please be aware that our pastoral care for you will not cease. There are
several ways in which we can help:
• there will be a small team of people available for shopping and delivery of any
commodities that are important to you. Please call me or Ruth on (015422) 532828 or
07795 037001, and we will arrange for this to happen (stock levels permitting, of
• it is hoped that pastoral visitors will keep in regular contact with those whom they
would normally visit so that some pastoral fellowship can be enjoyed! Some will have
families who will keep in regular contact, but we will particularly try to be aware of
those who may not.
• if there are other ways in which you need help, PLEASE contact me day or night on
either number above.
Lincoln LN1 3AR (01522) 542423 www.bailgatechurch.org
• please do not suspend your giving to church if you are unable to attend! Sadly, there
are still bills to pay and, at the time of writing. almost all our church lettings have been
cancelled. As a church, we are rather too dependent on this source of income and so
such a significant reduction will hit us hard.
One of the ways in which the situation will affect the most vulnerable deeply is through the Circuit’s
FoodBank ministry, currently at Central, Moorland Park and St. Giles Methodist Churches. Many of
the volunteers who enable these FoodBanks t happen are themselves over 70 and/or have
medical conditions which may make it unsafe for them to continue. However, the need for food aid
will only escalate. If anyone is able to help staff this vital outreach, please contact me in the first
instance, and I will connect you to the appropriate church. They will be very glad of your
I am aware that Data Protection legislation does not allow contact details to be used for any other
purposes other than those specified when permission was first sought. If you will permit me to keep
in touch regularly using this email, I will keep you informed of any developments relating to our
church community, and try to make resources for worship and study available to you occasionally.
This is the only additional purpose for which I will use your details.
Please let me know if you would prefer to be removed from this mailing list. Unless I hear
otherwise within the next three days, I will assume that you are happy with this arrangement.
Finally, please be assured of my prayers for you all. We will all be affected in some way, but our
concern is primarily for those whose health is most at risk and for those whose movement and
fellowship will be restricted for the foreseeable future.
May God bless you and keep you safe during these uncertain times. Let us continue to hold each
other and our church in our prayers until we are able to meet again.
Please note that even though we aren’t meting as a congregation in church, some sermons will still be preached and you will find them in ‘Sermon Recordings’
Site content last updated : March 22nd 2020