… SHARING FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE …
West Bridgford Methodist Church
… sharing faith …
… hope and love …
West Bridgford Methodist Church
… sharing faith …
… hope and love …

New Here

Welcome to our site

and thanks for your interest in our family friendly church. We are a community of people who want to learn more about being a disciple of Jesus and who seek to serve our local community. We’d love you to come and meet us, and we are always pleased to see visitors at our main worship service which is held at 10.30am each Sunday. Our minister, Rev Rach Ward is here quite frequently, and some services are led by other local ministers or local preachers.

Our next morning worship is on Sunday 27th May – Trinity Sunday – when Roger Johnson lead us at 10.30 am. 

There are more details in our weekly email which you can read here.

On Sunday 27th May our preacher at 10.30 am will be another of our own members, John Mellor. 

There are more details in our weekly email which you can read here.


 

We are here to

  • increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love
  • help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care
  • be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
  • make more followers of Jesus Christ

Our presence in West Bridgford

dates from 1888 when our church hall was first built, and we have worshipped in the church building since 1900. The meetings rooms, built 1923, together with the church and hall were fully modernised in the year 2000, equipping us with fine premises for service to the community into the 21st Century.


Details of our Worship and Events

are contained in our monthly newsletter,  At a Glance and there is further information in our ‘Nottingham South Circuit News’ which also contains information about neighbouring Methodist churches. Here you can find who is preaching at West Bridgford and other churches in the Methodist Circuit. You may also be interested to read our church magazine, Voice.

 

Church Life

Details of our Worship Services and Weekly Church Events

Our main worship service is at 10.30 am each Sunday morning, and this is often led by our own minister, Rev Rach Ward.revrach

We also have a monthly gathering for ‘Faith & Light’ (worship and fellowship for those with learning disabilities and their carers) on the first Sunday of each month at 3.00 pm, and a time of informal worship ‘Soul Café’ on the second Sunday of each month at 5.30 pm.

We hold a ‘Messy Church’ on the third Wednesday of each month, between 3.30pm and 6.00pm. Details are in the poster here. The next sessions is on Wednesday 20th June.

Messy Church Logo Copyright The Bible Reading Fellowship © 2017.

If you’d like to know more about other groups meeting at our Church including Friends Together, Meeting Point, Woolly Wednesdays, Singing Together then please contact our Community Engagement Worker Jane

Jane is also part of the organinsing team for our ‘Holiday at Home‘ to be held each day Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th August.

 

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Activities for Children and Young People

Our Children, Youth and Family Worker, Jane will be pleased to give you details of our events and activities for children and young people.

There is provision for children at our main Sunday services, and a range of weekday activities, including ‘Parent, Carer and Toddler Group’ each Wednesday morning from 9.30 am and each Wednesday afternoon from 1.30 pm. Our popular ‘Storytime’ group meets fortnightly on a Tuesday morning at 11.00 am.

For information about our church Uniformed Organisations – Rainbows, Brownies and Guides (which meet on a Tuesday evening) and Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (which meet on a Friday evening), please use the Contact Form below.

We have a summer Holiday Club for children in the school holidays; every morning Monday 30th July – Wednesday 1st August. The theme is ‘Bible Heroes’.


Youth Work

We welcome our new Youth Engagement Worker, Abby Watterson, who took up her exciting new post in February.

Abby joins us after moving from Hawarden, Flintshire, on the Welsh-English border not too far from Chester. Abby brings much experience of Methodism having been part of the Methodist Church’s One Program as well as organising the annual youth forum event in Wales Synod – Abby describes this as “a space for young people across Wales to come together and discuss issues that affect them and things that we can do in the church to help them feel valued.” She has been involved in youth events such as 3Gen and Greenbelt as well as Sleep Overs and Holiday Clubs.

Abby brings a fresh energy and enthusiasm and is especially excited by our ‘Birth to Belief Pathway’ which grew out of last year’s Vision Day. Abby says, “I was fortunate to grow up within a Methodist church with members who worked hard to encourage young people and make them feel empowered and as a result of this I have experienced such great opportunities … I would like to encourage young people the way I have been and help them to encounter God; to help encourage them to go further on their faith journey and help empower them within the life of the church.”

You can contact Abby at youth@wbmethodist.org.uk


Safeguarding

We take our responsibilities for keeping our children and young people safe very seriously. Our Safeguarding Adviser is Dr Yin Mellor. Further details of our policy and procedures can be obtained by using the Contact Us form.


What’s going on in the church rooms this week?

Simply click on the relevant week for a list of all the church and community groups meeting in that period

Please note that these diaries are not live, and designed only to give an indication of room usage. There may have been some changes since they were added to the website.

There are full details of each group on the church noticeboard, and information of how you can join an activity. If you want to book a room for a meeting, you can easily see which dates and times may be available, and the visit the Room Hire section.

Get involved

Volunteering to help at a group

Maybe you’d like to help at one of our community groups, such as Parent, Carer and Toddler, (every Wednesday), Friends Together (fortnightly on Thursdays) or the Memory Lane Café, (monthly on the first Monday).

Community Engagement Officer, Jane
Community Engagement Worker, Jane

You can contact our Community Engagement Worker, Jane for further information about these opportunities or any of our other groups.


Becoming a church member

Our minister Rev Rach Ward, would be pleased to chat with you to help you learn more about becoming a member of the church, or if you would like to enquire about baptism for yourself or a child.  Alternatively, you may wish to use the ‘Contact Us’ form below.


Weddings and Funerals

You should also contact our minister Rev Rach Ward if you have an enquiry about getting married at the church, or if you would like details about a Methodist funeral service for a loved one. Alternatively, you may wish to use the ‘Contact Us’ form below.


Follow us on Social Media

You will find us on Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ where there are regular updates about life at the church. You may also like to click here to sign up for our weekly information email about worship and other events at the church, or use this QR code. qr-mailing-list


Giving to support the work of the church and circuit

 We also need funds to keep our work going, so you can read our leaflet ‘How to Give’ here. It describes how Christian giving is a thankful, cheerful response to God’s commitment to us in Jesus Christ, and invites us to give regularly, systematically and proportionately.

Giving and Outreach

Shelter Box

During March 2018, we are working to support ‘Shelter Box’ and there will be an exciting range of events and activities, inluding special fund raising at our weekly Community Coffee mornings each Saturday. Please look out for more details.

Local Charities

We are pleased to support a number of local charities who work to enhance the quality of life for members of the local community. These include;

the Friary, Street Pastors


National Charities

A number of the national charities we support have strong Methodist links, and these include;Action for Children


International Charities

There are huge needs around the world and we do what we can to raise awareness of and support charities working especially in the areas of relief and development, including; 


Giving to support the work of the church and circuit

We also need funds to keep our work going, so you can read our leaflet, ‘How to Give’ here. To keep our building open to serve the community, to pay our staff and to support our volunteers costs over £3,000 per week.

If you are able to Gift Aid your donations, this increases the value of your contribution by 25p for every £1 you give, without costing you anything. The latest ‘Gift Aid form’ is available here, and must be used from April 2016 onwards.

Thank you!

Resources

Church Worship Resources

Maybe you’d like to hear a recent Sermon from the church? We have an archive, which may be accessed on request, but here is the sermon from the start of our latest teaching series based upon the Letter of James, which is from our minister, Rev Rach Ward. Listen to how the jelly is an essential part of the jaffa cake and how ‘doing’ is a crucial part of responding to God’s word.

Perhaps you’d like to leave a prayer request on our Prayer Board. While we are developing the site, you can do this using the ‘Contact Us’ section.


Join our mailing list

And we also invite you to join our Mailing List. You can find a sign up form here to be added to those who receive a weekly email about worship and other events at the church.

Room Hire

Our rooms are managed by the West Bridgford Methodist Church Property Team for the benefit of the church and local community

They may be hired by other approved users, subject to the completion of a signed Booking Form 2017-2018 and acceptance of our Conditions for Room Use (Issue 2) . It’s always worth an enquiry by phone or email if you are interested in using our rooms for a group or activity.

BOOKINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ONWARDSARE NOW OPEN,

AND REQUIRE NEW FORMS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

Booking Form 2018-2019

Room Use Conditions Issue 3 May 2018

Our current hourly room rental rates from are shown by the room pictures. The lower price is the charge for community groups. The higher price is for commercial groups and private parties. We have held our prices for five years as part of our commitment to serve our community and we welcome enquiries from room users who wish to come and join us.

What’s going on in the church rooms this week?

Simply click on the relevant week for a list of all the church and community groups meeting in that period

Please note that these diaries are not live, and designed only to give an indication of room usage. There may have been some changes since they were added to the website.

There are full details of each group on the church noticeboard, and information of how you can join an activity. If you want to book a room for a meeting, you can easily see which dates and times may be available


 

Room 9 Community £10 /Commercial £13 Capacity 30 Meetings, Dance, Physical Activity
Room 2 (10m x 7m)
Community £10 /Commercial £13
Capacity 50
Meetings, Music, Dance (including tap dancing), Physical Activity
Room 4 Community £10 /Commercial £13 Capacity 40 Meetings, Quiet Room
Room 4 (8m x 6m)
Community £10 /Commercial £13
Capacity 40
Meetings, Small Concerts, Quiet Room
Room 5 Community £10.50 /Commercial £14 Capacity 50 Meetings, Music, Dance, Physical Activity
Room 5 (10m x 7m)
Community £10.50 /Commercial £14
Capacity 60
Meetings, Music, Small Concerts, Dance, Physical Activity
Room 9 Community £10 /Commercial £13 Capacity 30 Meetings, Dance, Physical Activity
Room 9 (7m x 6m)
Community £10 /Commercial £13
Capacity 30
Meetings, Dance, Physical Activity
Upper Hall (12m x 8m)          Community £14.50 /Commercial £19 Capacity 60                                Youth Activities, Dance, Physical Activity, Creative Activity
Main Hall (12m x 10m)      Community £19 /Commercial £24      Main Hall with use of Kitchen Community £23 /Commercial £30 Capacity 80 seated / 120            Meetings, Quiet Activity, Music, Parties, Coffee Mornings
Church (minimum session 4 hours) Community £31.25 /Commercial £47.25 Meetings, Concerts, Music, Blood Donation Sessions

All groups need to make their own arrangements, during the booked hire time, to set up any chairs and tables, and to return the room to its usual layout after use. The online booking form, also available from the church foyer must be returned by email to the Administrator or placed in the black posting box adjacent to the church entrance together with a signed copy of the Conditions for Room Use. Telephone bookings are not accepted as a signature is required to confirm the conditions of hire.

Regular bookings should be confirmed by submitting a form one month before the start of the next school term. Terms are defined as

  • 16th April – 31st August 2018 (Summer 2018)
  • 1st September – 31st December 2018 (Autumn 2018 – bookings open 1st May 2018)
  • 1st January –  20th April 2019 (Spring 2019 – bookings open 1st May 2018)
  • 21st April – 31st August 2019 (Summer 2019 – bookings open 1st May 2018)

Occasional bookings for other sessions must be made at least 7 days in advance. Payment in advance may be requested. Cancellations must also be made at least 7 days in advance using the standard Cancellation Form, otherwise the full fee for the booking will be charged.

All users must abide by the conditions described in the  and ensure that they submit a signed copy with their booking form, together with a copy of their Public Liability Insurance for at least £5 million to safeguard both group members and the other users of this church and community building. This is a shared facility, so users must show awareness of others and be prepared to help with management of the building. It is also important for Health and Safety that the rooms and communal areas are left clean and tidy condition after each session.

We take our responsibilities for Fire Safety very seriously. Our Adviser is Dr Brian Horler. Further details of our polcy and procedures can be obtained by using the Contact Us form.

For help with any matters regarding bookings, phone the church office (0115) 9141253 or contact John Heard (0796 212 1571)   administrator@wbmethodist.org.uk

Room users receive a regular email with updates. You can read the latest edition here


 

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This enquiry will be sent to administrator@wbmethodist.org.uk and your details may then be passed to the minister, Rev Rach Ward or other relevant officer.

You may also use this form to submit a prayer request, or to register for a regular email update on events and activities at the church, which are sent out each week to those on the mailing list.