Gosberton Methodist Church

Salem Street, Gosberton, PE11 4NQ

 

 

History

Methodist preaching commenced in the village before 1819, but the first chapel, built by the Wesleyan Methodists, was opened in 1834 and seated 170 people. It is not known whether this was on the site of the present chapel in Salem Street or somewhere else in the village. This first chapel was, however, replaced by the present chapel in 1878.

The Free Methodists, later called the United Methodists, built their first chapel in 1854, and again the site is unknown. This was replaced in 1908 by a chapel built in High Street, at that time called Spalding Road. This closed in 1955, and the building, now enlarged, is used as a Cooperative shop and post office.

The Salem Street chapel acquired its organ, built by Conacher, from the Crescent chapel in Spalding upon its closure in 1955.

In 2003, there was a major remodelling and refurbishment. Excellent kitchen and toilet facilities were installed, the pews were removed and replaced by chairs, and the premises were carpeted and redecorated.

 

Our Mission

To worship God, the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit,

To welcome all,

To help more and more people to know the love which God has for each one of us, to learn about Jesus, and to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

 

Ministry

The minister in pastoral charge is the Minister Frances Ballantyne. Tel: 01775 720145

Service Times

We meet for worship on Sundays at 10.30 am. 

On the first Wednesday of each month there is a service of Holy Communion at 2.30pm

On one Sunday afternoon each month there is a “Tea-Pot” service, which starts at 4 pm with afternoon tea, followed by a short time of worship including your favourite hymns, and finishes at about 5.30 pm.

Other Regular Events

For all events, please check the calendar in the Forthcoming Events section.

Fellowship

This is held jointly with the Anglican and Baptist churches, and meets at the Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of each month at 2.30 pm.

Thursday Pop-In 

This is a Coffee Morning held each week from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. This event has ceased for the winter months and will recommence on the first Thursday in March.

Ladies Circle

This meets on the second Thursday of each month from September to June, (excluding December), at 7.30 pm, with a programme of light, general interest talks for ladies.

Senior Citizens Lunch Club

This meets on the last Thursday of each month, (excluding August and December), for a three-course lunch at 12 noon. The cost is £6. Places have to be booked, and there is unfortunately a waiting list.

Flower Festival

We have a Flower Festival each year with a different theme. 

Christenings, Weddings and Funerals

Please contact one of the ministers. (See Ministry section.)

Hire of the Building

The church is a dual-purpose building which can be hired for suitable social events. We have:

  • a large, carpeted room;
  • large and small tables available with an ample supply of chairs;
  • a fitted kitchen, with fridge and cooker;
  • tableware for 60 guests;
  • full toilet facilities including baby changing and a disabled toilet;
  • hiring charge on application to Mrs Belinda Taylor.

Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Mrs Belinda Taylor, 01775 840441 or Mrs Celia Hearth 01775 841026

For the Thursday Pop-In, Ladies Circle and the Senior Citizens Lunch: Mrs Celia Hearth 01775 841026

For hiring the building: Mrs Belinda Taylor: 01775 840441


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