The Chapel, built in 1904 is currently in the process of demolition, scheduled for completion in 2018. Worship takes place in the church hall which was opened in 1985 and is well used by both church and community. 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 Sunday Worship at 10.30 a.m. Services may take place in the afternoon or evening and notification of this is available on the Circuit Plan or church noticeboard. Although we have no formal Churches Together organisation (plans to develop this are in progress), 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 regular services 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 house to house 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.
The following weekday activities are held regularly: – these are open to anyone.
Little Fish (Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m. term time): for mums/dads/carers with toddlers under 5 who enjoy toys, craft, and music.
Rainbow Gang (Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. term time): for 5 – 11 year olds who participate in crafts, games, Bible teaching and worship.
Coffee Morning (Fridays 10:00 a.m. -12): time for a chat with a variety of coffees/teas served with cake & biscuits.
Art & Craft Afternoon (Mondays 2:00-4:00 p.m.): 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.
Traidcraft Stall offering grocery & household items, handmade crafts and goods from many countries and cards for all occasions, is accessible at times when the hall is open for activities. It can be visited by arrangement by calling 01588 680285 or emailing email@example.com
A Holiday Club for school aged children takes place during the Summer holiday each year.
To talk to our Pastoral Worker telephone 01588 630 769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Bishops Castle Methodist Chapel