The Methodist Church The Square

  • The Methodist Church
  • The Square
  • Dunstable
  • Beds
  • LU6 3SN


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Welcome

 

The Square is a place of worship and prayer where a warm welcome awaits you. The church is open most Friday mornings for visitors and those who wish to take time to be still and pray. There is also a short informal service at 10.45am.

For details of our Sunday services and other aspects of the church's life click on the tabs above.

The community rooms of the church are open on Saturday mornings for refreshments, and are used by a variety of community groups during the week.

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 Our Mission Statement

 We are a town centre church aiming to radiate God’s love,
as revealed in Jesus Christ,
for the local community and the wider world.
We seek to help people in their search for God
through our worship, prayer and action.



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The 2016 Annual Conference of the Methodist Church passed a resolution containing the following text:
 
The United Kingdom, as a result of the referendum on 23 June 2016, has voted to leave the European Union. In this time of very significant change and uncertainty there is a need for leadership which seeks the common good and encourages people to work together, to respect one another and to uphold the dignity of all.
 
The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world.
 
The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.
 
The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:
• on the Methodist people to challenge racism and discrimination.
• for a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimisation.
• on political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.
• on all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future.
 
I recognise the you have many demands upon your time, but please do ensure that this important statement is shared as widely as possible.
 
With gratitude for our continued partnership in the gospel,
 
 
The Reverend Gareth J Powell
Secretary of the Methodist Conference

The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097  for details).



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Meet other people, have a coffee and a cake. Read the Sunday papers. If you have not been to The Square before this is a gentle way to try us out. See the Worship page.

Community Kitchen

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Sharing through cooking with the community.

House Groups

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A number of house groups meet regularly in  an informal setting to explore what it means to be a Christian

S-Club

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Activities for younger people at The Square. Read about Sunday Club, Youth Club and Brownies here.

Food Bank

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The food bank is now at The Square. Entrance opposite Wilkinson's in Ashton Square.

Opening hours 2.30 - 4.30 on Tuesdays and Fridays. More details here.

 Our Minister

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 Rev Neil Drayton

Contact Neil by email.

Listen to Neil on our Dunstable Sermons page.

 


The Methodist Church The Square is part of The Methodist Church in Britain