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The Mission with Youth section of the Methodist Church in Britain have agreed a post within our church under their ONE Programme. This is a fully-funded post for someone aged between 18 amd 23 and will be for one year only. It would probably suit someone in their Gap Year, or any one who wants work for 15 hours a week. For fuller details. see our Facebook page for 23 March. The successful applicant will work with Simon Ford of CCR to assist in Youth Work within the church, but would remain under the supervision of the Methodist Church.


We are grateful and delighted that Thorpe Bay Methodist Church has given a grant towards the refurbishment of our premises.

The next phase of the premises upgrades is replacement of the flat roof and roof-lights to make the building watertight.

Other donations towards the work always welcomed!!

Talking of which, our Silent Auction on 25th March raised £1513.03. In addition, further unconditional gifts will bring in around an extra £48, but there may be further donations to come. A magnificent effort and thanks are due to Heather and family and their willing 'slaves' for all the hard work they put in.


The Wesley Guild programme has changed. The session will now finish on 28th March with the AGM and 'Wine and Cheese'. The Beetle Drive has been deferred to a later date.


The 'Over 65s' Wednesday Lunch Club for April will NOT take place on 5th April as originally announced. Instead, it will take place on 19th April. All other details remain the same.


A reminder that Sacred Space is available on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30. It is a chance to just sit still and think, or pray, or just step aside from the world for a bit. No booking is needed, just come in and sit down. Come when you want and stay as long as you need (but please do remember the 'finish' time).

If your reaction is "I don't know how to pray" or "I don't know what to pray about", from 11am some topics will be suggested. All you have to do is to think about them and, Hey Presto, you're praying!

Nobody will pressure you, but if you do want someone to pray with, or for, you then all you have to do is ask. Prayers can be said for physical or spiritual healing, if wanted. Tea and coffee will also be available if you want it but, again, just ask.


This week's Notices can be found here.

And last week's can be found here


Lent Studies

Once again this year we are holding a weekly study period based on a well-known film. More details can be found on the Lent Studies page - here.


Fund raising:

Later this year, on a date yet to be agreed, we will be holding a Beetle Drive. If you've never been to one, you've never seen how excited someone can get when all they want is a final leg! 

We are still open to ideas for other fund-raising ideas, especially if you have the idea and carry it through. If you do have an idea, please run it past the Stewards and you will have all the support we can provide. We are especially interested in activities that can involve people from outside our church membership.


'Off menu' items of interest relating to the administration of the church exist on this website. If you want/need access to them, contact Dave who will give you the necessary details.

These items are:

  • Our Certificate of Employer's Liability Insurance which is required to be publicly displayed under the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969;
  • Our Church's Security Policy;
  • Our Safeguarding Policy;
  • A printable copy of 'When I Die . .' (a booklet to help your family by leaving instructions about what you want at your own funeral).

As usual, all services, activities and meetings are open to everybody, whether or not a member of our, or any, church.


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