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Thornbury Methodist Church and Hall

High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AQ

How to contact Thornbury Methodist Church

For more information, please visit our website or contact Rev Pete Brazier (01454) 418176.

Don Grimsell has been handling the bookings for the Methodist Church Hall for nearly 20 years and we are very grateful to him for fulfilling this demanding role. He has now stepped down.

The spacious halls (one with stage) are convenient for the town centre, as they are situated in Castle Court, just off the High Street.

There are ample toilets (including disabled) and a lift to the first floor hall.

Access is through automatic sliding doors from Castle Court or off the High Street.

It is an ideal place to hold meetings etc. and there is ample parking (short and long term) in the Castle Court Car Park, behind the church.

Pam Cockwell is acting as the Transitional Bookings Secretary, so please contact Pam for all enquiries, confirming bookings or hiring the church halls.

Telephone 01454 413116 or e-mail .

About Thornbury Methodist Church

Thombury has had a Methodist presence since 1789 when John Wesley preached in the "neat and commodious preaching house." The original building was vacated in 1878 when the congregation transferred to the present neo-Gothic building in the High Street.

Thornbury Methodist Church is at the northern and rural extremity of the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Circuit and currently has a membership of about 80. The Church premises consist of a two storey annexe which provides upper and lower halls, kitchens, toilets, vestry and a quiet room. All the buildings are in good order.

The congregation is heavily weighted towards the middle aged and retired. The Church has developed a lay leadership and convenors who deal with most of the administrative aspects of church life - covering areas of Service, Worship, Evangelism and Learning & Caring. The convenors are supported by the Church Stewards. A pastoral system is in operation and a quarterly newsletter is published and circulated.

Members are involved in a range of community activities, play a significant role in Circuit and District functions and there is an active group of Local Preachers. There is an ongoing commitment to provide financial support for a children's home in Zimbabwe.

The Church plays its part as a partner in "Thornbury Churches Together" and shares a ministry to the local hospital.

The premises are in use each day of the week. During the daytime, apart from a mid-week service there is a meeting of the Women's Fellowship (united with the U.R.C.) and a Wesley Guild. There is also a Keep Fit Group and a Drama Group meeting regularly. A House Group meets and follows study material to promote discussion. A Bible Study group also meets in the Church Vestibule every week.

A Scout Group, covering the age ranges for Beavers and Cubs, meets weekly; and a few of them attend our All Age Worship services. A Brownie Group also uses the premises.

The halls are rented to community groups.

As far as development goes we have disabled facilities including a lift to the Wesley Hall, disabled toilet and disabled access at the front. We have also developed and increased the size of the vestibule at the front of the church to make it more appealing and welcoming. This will hopefully enable us to concentrate evangelism towards attracting younger people. At the same time the wish would be to continue and enhance a caring and concerned fellowship for the older members.

The Wednesday morning shoppers service is popular and well supported and meets in the new Vestibule area, with coffee served for an hour before the service, enabling fellowship, chat and welcome to any who might drop in for coffee.

Weekly Activities in the Church and Halls

Mondays

10am Church Prayer Meeting
7pm Keep Fit Group

Tuesdays
7.45pm Drama Group

Wednesdays
10am Coffee served followed by Midweek Shoppers service at 11.00
2pm Housegroup/Discussion Group meets fortnightly
6pm Beavers
6.15pm Cubs
7.30pm Scouts

Thursdays
2.30pm United Ladies Guild (2nd and 4th Thursdays alternate months)
2.30pm Wesley Guild (1st Thursdays only)
8pm Men's Group (usually 3rd Thursday)

Fridays
5.15pm Bible Study Group

Sundays
11am Worship Service





Forthcoming events

Thursday 10th September 2015

Friday 11th September 2015

Saturday 12th September 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Saturday 19th September 2015

Sunday 20th September 2015

Thursday 8th October 2015

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Thursday 12th November 2015

Tuesday 17th November 2015

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Thursday 21st January 2016

Thursday 11th February 2016

Thursday 25th February 2016


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