Don’t ‘sell Christianity!’ Be ‘free gifts’ of God’s love

Don’t ‘sell Christianity!’ Be ‘free gifts’ of God’s love

Methodist Central Hall will broadcast on ALL BBC Local Radio Stations this Sunday

‘Don’t ‘sell Christianity!’ Be ‘free gifts’ of God’s love’ is a key theme of a short sermon by Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, Superintendent Minister at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, who is preaching at a unique Methodist
service broadcast at 8.00am this Sunday on the 39 BBC local radio stations, who have introduced acts of worship with the advent of coronavirus and the inability of people to attend church.

Revd Dr Martyn Atkins says, ‘Lent is a time to seek not only to follow Jesus, but to become more like him. The challenge is not to become good salespeople of religion as much as free gifts of God’s grace in Christ, where you are, today, now. In these fraught days in the life of our planet, our nations, our communities, our families and homes, each of us have the opportunity – no, the requirement – to decide what, and who, and whose we are.’ 

The act of worship was recorded ‘as live’ in Methodist Central Hall Westminster Chapel last Sunday, before stronger social distancing instructions were issued, and includes Revd Tony Miles, Deacon Ali McMillan, Gerard Brooks as organist and five singers. Methodist Central Hall Westminster is also looking into new and imaginative ways of communicating within Government guidelines. The music will include ‘The Servant King’, ‘Be Still for the Presence of the Lord’, and ‘There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy’ and ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’. Those wishing to tune in to the broadcast should note that the clocks spring forward this weekend!

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  1. The service will be broadcast on all BBC local radio stations in England at 8am and will be available online at 9am on Sunday.
  2. Follow the Methodist Central Hall’s Facebook and Twitter pages to be notified about the upcoming broadcast. https://
  3. Methodist Central Hall Westminster was built in 1912 to honour the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. It was built on the site of the Royal Aquarium and was the venue for the first meeting of the United Nations in 1946. Many famous speakers have spoken in the Hall including Sir Winston Churchill, Dr Martin Luther King and Ghandi.
  4. The Church Web site is Please see the website for other announcements that are about to be made in the next day or so. 
  5. Methodist Central Hall Westminster will be broadcasting their own very special an innovative service this Sunday via their website and YouTube Channel (
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