'The church at the top of the town'
Our Chapel was built in about 1843, although earlier Methodists had met in a building further
down the road. We have a Certificate of Registration for Worship dated 17th September 1866. While located in
a Conservation Area, the building is not itself listed. It has recently been renovated to provide a flexible and comfortable worship
area with access for the disabled throughout the ground floor. There was once a stone cross on the roof above the church, and large
doors behind the pulpit. It has a balcony typical of many Methodist Churches, but there is more than the usual amount of stained
glass. The Sunday School rooms at the rear of the church seem to have been added or altered at a later date, as the plaque over
the door is dated 1873.
The area in front of the church on the left facing the church was once a pond for washing carts. This
was covered over to form a brick-arched reservoir, which was first mentioned in property deeds of 1821. The reservoir is still
there under the lawn and holds approximately 31,500 gallons of water, which is still accessible by the Fire Department if
necessary. It is now owned by Bristol Water.
Our congregation comprises a wide age range, from babies to 90+ years. It
is a friendly Christian family where all are welcome to worship God, share joys and burdens, and enjoy fellowship.
We have a variety of forms of worship, led by our ordained Ministers and Local Preachers, where we can meet with our Great God in
the quietness or in the sounds of praise and thanksgiving. We seek His Holy Spirit together, learn more of His love for
each of us through Jesus Christ, and experience His touch on our lives.
Morning Services are traditional. Holy Communion is celebrated about once per month and everyone who loves the
Lord is welcome at our open table. Additionally Junior and Senior JAFFA meet once or twice monthly in the school rooms where
children and young people are invited to join in their own active programme. There is time to enjoy coffee and fellowship each
week following the morning service.
Our 'Out of the Box' evening service, on the 1st Sunday of each month, is a time of
praise and worship with a contemporary feel. The services include drama and other activities where all are encouraged to participate.
evening Celtic Service is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. This is a quiet meditative service with
opportunities for personal prayer if desired.
Other Special Services such as our 'Jazz Cafe' are held from time to time - so
keep an eye open for these events!
Other Activities and Information
The church is open for prayer from 10.30
- 11.00am Tuesdays.
Fellowship for All meets at 2.30pm on Wednesdays, with a varied programme of interesting talks and activities.
Some meetings are shared with the URC Fellowship and can take place in either church's hall. The URC is a short distance down
the High Street.
Friday Coffee Fellowship is an open Coffee Morning 10.30am-12noon every week.
Home Group Meetings are described
in the leaflet (click on link)
Film Club meets at 7pm every third Friday of the month to watch recently released family
Services are held at 2.30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month at Glastonbury Care Home.
The church publishes a weekly
bulletin, the LINK, which gives details of activities and group meetings. In addition, a quarterly magazine, EASTER PEOPLE, contains
in-depth articles on people and church/local activities. (click on link)