Regent Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RJ
A 19th Century Church is the centre for a warm welcoming congregation of some 25 to 30 people. With large ancillary premises built in the 60s, there is space for the lively uniformed groups to meet during the week. Every fortnight there is an ecumenical women’s meeting on Thursday evenings. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. The main Sunday service is in the morning and evening services are held occasionally and for special Sundays.
"Stowmarket Methodist Church is a warm, friendly and caring church. Our Mission is to be a welcoming, open, worshipping, witnessing and supportive Christian family, endeavouring to reach out to the local community".
Times of Services: 10.45am
Minister: Revd Rita Carr
Tel: 01449 259379
Accessibility at Stowmarket
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
- Large Print
What's Happening at Stowmarket:-
Stowmarket Methodist Church aims to grow spiritually and create space spiritually, for people, to confirm our beliefs and share the love of the Lord. We aim to create relevant and varied forms of worship using modern technology and establishing occasional mid-week services of a different format. We will continue to maintain and improve the church and hall and remove the pews.
We will find out what our local community needs, and how we can serve and increase the use of the hall and our income to promote God's work. We may reintroduce the occasional Prayer Walk around the neighbourhood and the delivery of Christmas cards to all the households in the neighbourhood. As part of the Churches Together initiative, we will provide a meal once a week during the school holidays.
Regular Events & Activities:-
Fortnightly Thursday Club for Ladies 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Weekly Bible Study on Wednesday Mornings - 10:00am - 11:30pm.
Coffee Mornings in the Church Forecourt.
On Sunday 29th September, we had a special Circuit Service in the evening. This was our Local Preachers' Reaffirmation Service, where we welcomed our Chair of District Rev Julian Pursehouse to lead worship. Earlier in the day, Julian led morning worship at Harvest Festival at Northumberland Avenue Methodist Church in Bury.
On a very hot August Bank Holiday Saturday, Churches Together in Stowmarket
organised a Fun Day
on the green outside the Parish Church and we had use of their hall and kitchen too. The main organisers were people from the New Life Church, but other Churches and the Town Pastors took on various roles.
There was a barbecue, cream teas were served, table top games, a ‘balloon man’, face painters, bouncy castle etc. The fun was for anyone and everyone in Stowmarket and the blessing was IT WAS ALL FREE. We had quite a few people who wanted to give us money, but no it was all free.
It was a wonderful opportunity for Christians in Stowmarket to meet the hundreds of people who came to the event.