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Sunday Worship 10.30 am
and also at 6.30pm April to September

Location
West Street, Banwell
North Somerset. BS29 6DB
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Banwell Methodist Church is situated on the main road, the A371, almost opposite the Newsagents, in the centre of the village. There is a small car park to the front and side of the church capable of holding 10 cars. Additional car parking can be found in the village car park approximately 200 yards further along West Street, opposite the village school. Entrance to the church is via the steps to the front door, or via a ramp for disabled access to the side door. Once inside, all area’s are on one level.

The church has a small dais lectern and a small lectern, both with microphones. A radio microphone is also available upon request. Music is from either the pipe organ, the piano or both. Members of the congregation are willing to read lessons when asked, and Worship Leaders are available to assist preachers with services. The Good News Pew Bible is in use along with Hymns and Psalms, Mission Praise and New Hymns and Worship. The Methodist Service Book for Holy Communion is also in use. A weekly newsletter is produced giving information about preachers, services, prayer points and forthcoming local and circuit events. Information in advance to Eric Small via e mail, if possible, toericjsmall*hotmail.com or telephone 01934 823417. Hymns in advance also to Eric. It is our custom for morning service, for a member of the congregation to read a small passage of scripture prior to the commencement of worship. A warm welcome and fellowship await all who visit us.

The village of Banwell is on the A371, the Weston-super-Mare to Wells Road, about 7 miles from the centre of Weston. Our main claim to fame, as a village, is the notorious traffic jams due to the very narrow roads. Our church sits at a point where the road narrows to single file on a bend in the road, hence the assistance on leaving the premises.

We are part of the New Creation group of churches which cover Banwell and Congresbury, involving Methodist and Anglican churches, engaged in creating better community and growing the Kingdom of God. We have sectional services with our friends from Churchill and Congresbury, and we have joint services with our Anglican friends from St. Andrews church. We are involved with the village through ecumenical services and events such as Harvest Home, Remembrance Day, Carnival Week and Lent Groups and our members are involved in numerous clubs and groups operating in the village.

We will shortly be having some building undertaken to replace the school room floor and we will be building an administration office and a snug/office for the Anglican Associate Priest and the Parish Nurse to operate from. Both offices will have telephone and internet connections, and we will be opening up the office facilities for village use at a nominal charge. The office will be staffed by a PA and an Administrator and volunteers, as we work together as New Creation in the community hub. Phase 2 will be to reorganise the main body of the church to make the space more user friendly, incorporating a café, so watch this space.