The present chapel was built in 1904. we are currently planning refurbishment some changes and to make it suitable for twenty-first century worship and-church life. A Quaker group meets in the town, but we are the only non-conformist church in Bishop,s Castle and surrounding villages. we welcome all to share in our worship and other activities.
We usually meet for worship at 10.30 a.m., but group services may take place in the afternoon or evening. Although we have no formal Churches Together organisation, we seek to co-operate with all Christians. We join Anglicans and others for occasions such as Remembrance Sunday, Palm Sunday,’ Christian Aid Sunday and the town Civic service’ we share with Anglicans in leading a weekly service at a local care Home.
As a church, we support Methodist mission work at home and abroad, Methodist Relief & Development Fund, Methodist Homes, Action for Children, our District project in Rwanda and a Drop-in centre for Homeless People. We have representatives on the local Christian Aid committee which organises soup Lunches in our hall during Lent and arranges for collectors during Christian Aid Week. Members also volunteer at a local Care Home, as well as supporting the Friends of the Care Home and our Community Hospital.
There is a good range of third world Goods available from Tradecraft, Tearcraft and the Leprosy Mission.
The hall was opened in 1985 and is well used by church and community. The kitchen has been refurbished and the toilets are being brought up to date.
The following weekday activities are held regularly: – these are open to anyone.
Wednesday worship, held weekly, is a short, informal morning service followed by refreshments;
Holy communion takes place each month.
The Bible Study group, which meets twice a month, precedes the worship.
Little Fish: for mums/dads/carers with toddlers under 5 who enjoy toys, craft, and music.
Rainbow Gang: for 5 – 11 year olds who participate in craft, games, Bible teaching and worship.
Regular Family Evenings are held and a Holiday club takes place each year.
Art &craft Afternoon: for pleasure or with a purpose; this group supports various charities, e.g. Mary’s Meals, Samaritans’ Purse shoebox appeal, and has helped residents at a local care home to make Christmas decorations.
Coffee Morning: time for a chat with a variety of coffees/teas served with cake & biscuits.