Wem Methodist Church

Wem Methodist Chapel is part of the Northern Area of the Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit. For information about service times, view the preaching plans on the Service Times page. Information about ministers can be found on the Our Team page.

We see from his Journals that John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, visited Wem on Wednesday, 31st March, 1762 and on Friday, 15th March, 1771.  In the 1820s Primitive Methodist missionaries came from Burland in Cheshire to North Shropshire where the cause spread rapidly.  The first Primitive Methodist chapel in Wem was opened in High Street in 1823.  When the building became too small a second chapel was erected in Chapel Street in 1842.  That building was used until 1926 when the present church in Aston Street was opened.  The church has a Conacher pipe organ, housed in a magnificent  mahogony case, which came from a stately home in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1948.

In 1983 the congregations of the Methodist and United Reformed (formerly Congregational) Churches in Wem joined together to form a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) known as “Wem Methodist United Reformed Church”, using the Methodist building. The sale proceeds of the URC church in Chapel Stret were used towards the cost of erecting a new extension at the Aston Street church.  The LEP lasted for 27 years until 2010, when the church became “Wem Methodist Church” – although the members from the URC tradition continue to worship here.

The church, which underwent extensive building improvements in 2008/9, now houses the office of the North Area of the Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit and is used by church groups and outside organisations throughout the week.

We have services on Sunday mornings (normally 10am) and evenings (normally 6.30pm), as well as a range of groups and activities throughout the week. The Circuit Northern Area Office is also hosted at Wem, and we have facilities available for hire by the community.

We are an active member of Churches Together in Wem.

Finding Us

We are located on Aston Street opposite the Millennium Green near to Wem Railway Station and the town centre. Our address is:

Wem Methodist Church
Aston Street
Shrewsbury SY4 5AU

Weekday Activities

Toddlers Plus 9.30am-11.30am weekly (During Term Time)

Womens Fellowship 2.30 pm fortnightly – March – December



Toddlers Plus 9.30am-11.30am weekly (During Term Time)

Shell Club 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for 7+ yr olds

Coffee Morning 10am

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Contact Us

You can send a message to our Circuit Office or Area Office via the Contact Us page.

If you're unsure of who to contact, you can always contact the Circuit Office at:

Shropshire & Marches Methodist Circuit
Tel: 01743 874923
Email the Circuit Office
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