Swaffham is a Georgian Market Town and a street market is still held every Saturday morning. The Methodist Church was built in 1813 and is situated close to the heart of the town and within sight of the town’s famous Butter Cross.
The church is active in the life of the local community, sharing its Christian values, renowned for its hospitality and offering a safe place of welcome and encounter for all.
John Wesley, himself, visited Swaffham on two occasions which are recorded in his journal. An entry from 1790 states: “A congregation was ready here, that filled the house, and seemed quite willing to take instruction.” Worship at Swaffham Methodist Church has continued unbroken for over 200 years.
Address: 3 London Street, Swaffham, PE37 7DD.
Contact: Mr Barrie Thorp (Senior Church Steward) 01760 722611
Minister: Rev Andrew King & Rev. Elizabeth Jolly
Telephone: 01328 862174 or 01362 861298
General Service Information: Every Sunday at 10:45am
- Thursday Group – 2nd and 4th Thursdays with guest speakers, tea and fellowship. (September to May).
- Power of Prayer Group – every Friday at 9:30am.
- Saturday Coffee Morning – every Saturday from 9:30am till 12pm, to support good causes.
- In addition, there are Ploughmen’s Lunches, evenings of music, poetry, film and history.
Regular users of the church premises include:
- The Phoenix Singers
- The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Group
- TOSH (The Old School House drama group)
- Pot of Gold (Shanty singers)
- 2nd Swaffham Guides
- Swaffham WI
- The Stroke Association
Accessibility at Swaffham
The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. We are an inclusive and dementia friendly church and offer facilities for the widest possible access:
- Wheelchair Access (we also have a wheelchair available for use)
- Accessible Toilet
- Hearing Loops in both Church and Hall.
- Large Print books and service sheets.
Parking in Swaffham is free and there are many spaces within easy access including a row in front of the church, but please be aware of the 2 hour time limit. There is a drop-off space in front of the church and a pedestrian crossing immediately outside the church.