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Although earlier Methodists had met in a building further down the road in Silver Street from 1825,

the present Chapel has a Certificate of Registration for Worship dated 17th September 1866.

While located in a Conservation Area, the building is not itself listed.

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 to hold approximately 31,500 gallons of water, but is now empty and owned by Bristol Water.

Extensive refurbishment took place in 2004 to provide a flexible and comfortable worship area with access for the disabled throughout the ground floor. The footpath to the right of the entrance was altered in 2008 to a ramp for ease of access to the Church and Hall for wheelchairs, pushchairs etc.

 

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.

 


 


 

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Sunday Worship 10.45 am
Evening Worship 6.30pm
Café Service 10am

Minister: Rev. Nick Lakin B.A.
(01458 442313)
Location: Lambrook Street, BA6 8BY
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GMC is a friendly, inclusive and welcoming church in the heart of Glastonbury. As a church we are committed to worshipping God together, growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ and celebrating his love for the world. Together we support each other to learn and grow as Christians, serve our community and pray for those in need.
Our church building is warm and accessible with comfortable seats and a hearing loop system.
 
Sunday Services

Morning Services, starting at 10:45am, are varied but generally fairly traditional. Holy Communion is celebrated about once per month and everyone who loves the Lord is welcome to receive. Additionally JAFFA (Jesus - A Friend For All) meet once or twice monthly in the hall and upstairs rooms during the service where children and young people are invited to join in their own active programme. For more information information regarding dates for JAFFA  please see our facebook page (
https://www.facebook.com/GlastonburyMethodistChurch) There is time to enjoy coffee and fellowship each week following the morning service.

An evening Reflective Service is held at 6:30pm on the 1st Sunday of each month between March and October. This is a quiet meditative service with opportunities for personal prayer if desired.

Other Special Services such as our Café Service are held from time to time – and advertised in the local papers, notice boards and our facebook page.
Willcox Close

The Church has a long established relationship with the MHA sheltered housing scheme of eleven flats and seven bungalows at Willcox Close in Glastonbury. .

As the result of a legacy from a local GP, Dr Willcox, the Scheme was built in 1972 and run by a local firm of solicitors with a group of trustees. It was understood however, that if ever the Scheme could no longer be looked after by its original management then it was to be given to MHA. That handover took place in December 2004.

MHA run two Services for older people who live in their own homes, a Monday Lunch Club and one to one befriending.

For more information about Willcox Close contact  01458 831123

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Other Activities and Information

Tuesdays. The church is open each week for prayer from 10.30 - 11.00am.
Wednesdays. Wednesday Friendship meets at 2.00pm with a varied programme. Some meetings are shared with the URC Fellowship and can take place in either church's hall. The United Reformed Church is a short distance down the High Street. 
Home Groups take place on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons in Willcox Close Common Room. These are not necessarily weekly. (see church notices)
‘Reel Issues' meets regularly in Willcox Close common room to watch and discuss films and the issues raised in them. (see church notices or facebook for more details)
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. We also have a facebook page which we try to update regularly with pictures and events.
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