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

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.


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.

Please join the generations of people who have faithfully worshipped God in this place. Whatever your age, and no matter if it’s your first time in church or you’ve been coming for years, you will be welcome. Please make yourself known to one of the friendly stewards at the door when you arrive and we’ll do our very best to make you feel comfortable.


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.

Our Church Christmas Card also contains details of special services over the Christmas period. We’d love to see you and we assure you of a warm welcome.

We are hosting a special four evening course for Advent based around the TV film series, ‘The Nativity’ and details are here.

And starting in January, a Christianity Explored course on Tuesday evenings. Please contact Rev Rach for further details.

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.

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. These meetings are currently suspended because of problems with the group’s insurer.

We hold a ‘Messy Church’ on the third Wednesday of each month, the next one is Messy Christmas on Wednesday 19th December.

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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 contact enquiries@wbmethodist.org.uk


Youth Work

Our Youth Engagement Worker is Abby Watterson who can be contacted at youth@wbmethodist.org.uk

Our new youth group, X-plore runs on Monday evenings between 4.00pm and 5.30pm for young people aged 8 -13, and re-starts on January 7th.


Community Groups

We have a range of groups including Memory Lane Cafe (1st Monday 2.00pm – 4.00pm), Meeting Point (Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon), Woolly Wednesdays (2nd and 4th Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.oopm), Friends Together (2nd and 4th Thursdays 10,.00am – 2.00pm) and Singing Together (Thursdays at 2.30pm).

You can contact our Community Engagement Worker, Jane for further information about these community groups.


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.

Sunday Club

Children and young people are welcome to worship every week at West Bridgford Methodist Church. Once a month the whole church family join for Worship Together (usually the 3rd Sunday of the month). At other times Sunday Club meet for time to learn about the Christian faith through games, craft and other activities.

Messy Church

Our Messy Church is every third Wednesday of the month. Doors open from 3.30pm for registration and refreshments as we aim to begin at 4pm, with a time of sharing in a Bible based story.

After this, we all join in a time of activities – crafts and games; some messy, some not so messy! We gather again for a brief time of worship, including sharing, songs and a short prayer before we meet as a family to enjoy a meal together. All are welcome (and its a very scrummy meal too!)

For more information, please contact Abby, our Youth Worker

Messy Church dates this term are:

Wednesday 19th December – Messy Christmas!

Storytime

Story Time!

Everyone loves a good story, especially when it includes puppets, participation and play!

There is a craft activity and colouring associated with the story as well as a light lunch to be enjoyed. We ask for a £2 donation per family to help cover the costs.

Story Time meets fortnightly, from 11am – 12.30pm on a Tuesday morning in term time … to check which Tuesday, please contact our Family Worker or scroll to the church diaries on the Church Life page

For more information, please contact our Family and Children’s worker, Jane Ashley

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).

You can contact enquiries@wbmethodist.org.uk 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.


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.


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

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.

We work closely with the Friary and are pleased to promote one of their forthcoming events.

National Charities

A number of the national charities we support have strong Methodist links, for example QVSR and 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. The Nottingham South Circuit has partnered with ‘All We Can’.


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.

Thank you!

Resources

Resources

We do not currently have any local resources available online. Please visit us for up to date paper copies.

This link gives access to a YouTube video with highlights of the 2018 Methodist Conference held in Nottingham

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 and acceptance of our Conditions for Room Use. Please make an email enquiry if you are interested in using our rooms for a group or activity before submitting any forms.

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.

The latest news and information for those booking rooms at the church can be found here.

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

  • 1st September – 31st December 2018
  • 1st January –  20th April 2019
  • 21st April – 31st August 2019

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 bookings@wbmethodist.org.uk

Room users receive a regular email with updates. You can read all previous editions, including the latest one here.


 

Contact Us

Enquiries should be sent to enquiries@wbmethodist.org.uk and your details may then be passed to the minister, or other relevant officer.

For room bookings, please contact bookings@wbmethodist.org.uk

Otherwise you can contact our minister, Rev Rach Ward directly at minister@wbmethodist.org.uk