Salem Street, Gosberton, PE11 4NQ
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.
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.
The minister in pastoral charge is the Minister Luke Smith 07376 248147
We meet for worship on Sundays at 10.30 am.
Other Regular Events
For all events, please check the calendar in the Forthcoming Events section.
The Indoor Emporium events that are for anyone wanting to buy good quality bric-a-brac. This event is advertised via social media and a sign outside the Methodist Church.
This is a Coffee Morning held each week from 9.30 am to 11am
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.
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;
- hiring charge on application
For general enquiries, please contact:
Mrs Belinda Taylor 01775 840441, Mrs Celia Hearth 01775 841026 or Mr Barry Richardson 01775 750263