Old Newton Methodist Church

Old Newton Chapel 3

This 19th Century Church with its refurbished and contemporary designed sanctuary is the centre for a lively, active and welcoming Christian community of around 45 adults.





Address: Chapel Road, Old Newton Suffolk, IP14 4PP

Times of Services: 10.45am and 6.30pm

Name of Minister: Revd Rita Carr

Minister’s Telephone No: 01449 259379

The adjoining hall acts as a focus for a wide range of activities in which the church serves the village community.  On the first, third and fifth Tuesdays in the month there is a well attended ‘Pause for Prayer’ session at 10.15am followed by a Coffee Morning.  On the first Tuesday of the month there is a lunch from 12.15 to 1.30pm.

Old Newton Interior

Bible Study courses are held during Lent and at other times of the year.  On occasional Friday evenings the church hosts and serves a meal.  The atmosphere is warm, intimate and there is always a post-dinner speech or presentation.  Other social events such as Quizzes, Barbecues and Strawberry Teas give more oppurtunity for outreach as well as fundraising.

Rooms are available for hire at Old Newton Methodist Church.  Bookings can be made via the website (see link below).

All events are advertised in the Church Newsletter which is published monthly and circulated as widely as possible.

Youngsters are welcomed and encouraged.  Especially for them is ‘The Lighthouse Gang’ for tens and unders, which meet on Sunday mornings.

The church enjoys a very close relationship with the Parish Church.

The church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.

Address of Church: Chapel Road, Old Newton Suffolk, IP14 4PP

Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Old Newton Methodist Church on the Website: www.oldnewtonmethodistchurch.org.uk 

Accessibility at Old Newton

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Access
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Loop
  • Large Print

Regular Activities at Old Newton:-

Pause for Prayer and Coffee Mornings - 1st, 2nd and 5th Tuesdays.  Pause for Prayer starts at 10:15am with Tea/Coffee from 10:30am.

Look at the Book - 2nd Thursday.  This will be led by our Minister, Rev Rita Carr.  We will be continuing our course "Building on the Rock"  We will be reflecting and discussing the question: "Is in normal and healthy for a Christian to have doubts?".  Tea and Coffee will be served from 10:30am, and the course will run from 11:00am - 12:00pm.

Women's Fellowship - Old Newton Women's Fellowship will be having a summer break for August.  We meet again in the Chapel on Tuesday 24th September.

Craft Circle - 3rd Wednesday from 2:00pm.  Our next meeting  took place on Wednesday 14th August, We had a session on crochet with ample time for tea and a chat.  Please contact Liz Kearsley for further details.  Tel: 01359 272617.

New - Bible Study!

Talking Jesus sessions grandeFrom September, our minister Rita and husband Francis are offering to run a new Bible Study course once a month.  This will be held on the 4th Monday of the month at the Manse at 7:30pm.

We are offering this for anyone with work or other commitments who are unable to attend a daytime Bible Study session.

The study we shall follow is the Circuit initiative "Talking Jesus", which we hope all study groups will use in September.


Our first session will be on Monday 23rd September, then Monday 28th October and then Monday 25th November.

Please contact Francis or Rita if you would like to attend.


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1839 - 2019
This year we celebrated the 180th Anniversary of the building and opening of our Chapel. By clicking on the link here, you can find out some interesting facts about the establishment of Old Newton as a Primitive Methodist chapel in the first half of the 19th Century.
Our main celebrations were on Sunday 5th May, when we welcomed back to Old Newton Deacon Stephen Roe and his wife, Angela.  Stephen and Angela were with us from 1999 to 2004 when Stephen, supported by Angela and their children Chris and Emily, was a Lay Worker in this Circuit and based with us at Old Newton.  We have very happy memories of the time they spent with us.  After their stint with us, they moved to North Wales where Stephen, now Deacon Stephen, serves in various Circuits.
On Saturday 4th May we had our Anniversary Coffee Morning in the Hall.  There were opportunities to come and meet up with friends, especially Angela and Stephen, and enjoy coffee and nibbles.
On Sunday 5th May our regular morning Act of Worship consisted of an Anniversary Service led by Deacon Stephen Roe with coffee served afterwards.  There then followed a Celebration Lunch.
Our evening service was a special Anniversary Praise led by Deacon Stephen Roe with refreshments afterwards.  
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Contact Info

(Please contact Alison Travis/The District Office only for matters that relate to the Methodist District. For Local Church or Circuit matters please contact the people on the individual Circuit and Church pages.)

01603 625765

Alison Travis

The District Office
Chapel Field Road Methodist Church

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