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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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Sunday Services

Morning Services are fairly traditional and varied. Holy Communion is celebrated about once per month and everyone who loves the Lord is welcome at our open table. Additionally JAFFA meet once or twice monthly in the hall and upstairs 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.

An evening Reflective Service is held on the 1st Sunday of each month. 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 and notice boards.
 
Other Activities and Information
Tuesdays.
The church is open each week for Prayer from 10.30 - 11.00am.

Wednesdays. Fellowship for All meets at 2.30pm with a varied programme. 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.

Fridays. Coffee Fellowship in the Hall from 10.30am-12noon most weeks.

Home Groups take place on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons in Willcox Close Common Room. These are not necessarily weekly. (see church notices and EASTER PEOPLE (see link))

Film Club meets at 7.15pm every third Friday of the month from September to June to watch recently released family films. ‘Reel Issues' meets occasionally to watch and discuss more serious films and the issues raised in them.

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)
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 the manager Peter Baker on 01458 831123 or by

e-mail to Peter.Baker@mha.org.uk
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