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Sunday Worship 10.30am
and also at 6.30pm
Southover, Wells, BA5 1UG
The Church is located at Southover, Wells, Somerset,BA5 1UG.
The earliest mention of a Methodist Society in Wells is a reference
by John Wesley in July 1739 that he "Writ to a Society newley formed in Wells". John is reported to have visited Wells on three occasions,
including a joint with his brother Charles. The present site was bought by the local society in 1838 and a small chapel was built
shortly after. This building was extended and altered several times untill 1865 when the present doric front was added. After the
purchase of two adjacent cottages the schoolroom was added in 1881.
As part of a redecorating scheme gas lighting was introduced to
the church in 1924, and was itself replaced by electric lighting in 1948. In 1989 major alterations were made to the church and the
The early history of the site shows that in 1200 a building, assumed to be a chapel, was erected and dedicated to St Etheldreda
and later to Thomas a' Becket. This building was demolished in 1547. Sometime after 1647 a meeting house for the use of Protestant
Dissentors was built on the site with space for a Burying Place for the dissenters.
The Church is staffed by the Rev. Tina
Swire (01749 677106)
(tina.swire methodist.org.uk) and
Church Community Worker Janet Day. (01749
Circuit Office (Wells)
Morning worship is held at 10.30 am, this is followed by a time of fellowship with tea, coffee and biscuits.
Holy Communion is offered on one Sunday morning .
The Church are active members of Christians Together in Wells (CTW) and participate
in the group's activities.
The Bright Hour meets on Thursday afternoons at 2.45 in the schoolroom.
Coffee mornings are held for Church
funds and for selected charities on the second saturday of each month, 10am to 12 noon, in the schoolroom.
We meet with Churches Together
in Wells for a monthly evening service at various venues. Sometimes we have a discussion based service in the evening. See our
Noticeboard for details.
Time for Prayer every Wednesday at 11.30 am in the Church.
Bible study on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 2 pm in
Other housegroups meet in members' homes.
We have particularly strong links with Torrwood Nursing Home in Wells,
which is owned and managed by MHA.
Small teams from the Church take Songs of Praise style services out to four local residential and
nursing homes on a monthly basis.
We usually have a cooked Sunday lunch on the 3rd Sunday of the month, as well as a Coffee Morning on
2nd Saturday of the month.
The Church premises are used for a wide range of activities during the week, such as a knitting group "Clickety Click", meeting
on Monday mornings, a Singing Group meeting on Tuesday mornings.