The Methodist Church The Square

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


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We three kings + See amid the winter snow + Angels from the realms of glory + The church's nativity scene + Angels from the realms of glory + No room for the baby in Bethlehem's inn + I saw three ships + While shepherds watched +

Above are some of our church decorations for the Carol Festival
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Welcome

The Square is a place of worship and prayer where a warm welcome awaits you.

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

We also have five rooms that are used by a variety of community groups during the week, and are are available for your event too. To enquire about hiring, please click Your Event in the menu above.

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Café Worship

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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.


Youth Groups

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Activities for younger people at The Square.
Read about Sunday Club, Inters Youth Club, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts here.


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 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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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


Drama Circle
Next Production

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Our next production will be a
somewhat belated Panto:
The Princess and the Pea
with performances on
23rd, 24th and 25th March 2023

See our page.

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HEADLINES

Note that the date on the headline is the date the information was received, not necessarily the date of any event reported.

Please click here to submit your own news item

3 February: Refugees

Many of you will know that the Square has 'adopted' the refugees currently living in the Holiday Inn. If you have any large holdalls, cases, rucksacks, or backpacks for school, these would be most welcome. We also have a request for a sewing machine, if anyone knows of one going spare. Please contact Claudia Lupi or Linda Berry.

3 February: Annual Report

Jan Rollings will be collating the Annual Church Report. If you are responsible for a group associated with the Church, please write a short report, and send it to Jan.

3 February:
Church Directory

Jan Rollings will also be updating the Church Directory. If you have a role in the Church, and would like to be included in the Directory, please send details to Jan. See this document for more explanation.

2 February: Room Lettings

Please note that we now have a new email address, dedicated to room lettings. Please use this one for all of your future lettings enquiries:
squarelettings@gmail.com

26 January: Fund for Human Need Newsletter

The first newsletter fromthe Fund for Human Need - a Methodist charity - is available to read here.

20 January: A message from our new Senior Steward

Steve Rogers has written this message (PDF) to introduce himself and the stewarding team, and to set the scene for the future.

20 January: A message from our District Discipleship Enabler

Angela Brydon has written this message (PDF), inspired by the "Covenant Season" in many churches.

18 January: Warm Space Volunteers Required

Our Warm Space initiative has had some success, and we're hoping it will become more popular as word spreads. But we need more volunteers to man it, so if you can spare an hour or two on a Friday, please get in touch with Linda Berry or Wendy Armiger.
Thank you

8 January: Warm Space

Warm Spaces Poster +The Assembly Hall will henceforth be open as a warm space on Fridays, from 11am to 3pm, with hot drinks and soup for those who need it.

For more details, or to offer help, please contact Wendy Armiger

23 December:
Could you replace Ivor?

Ivor will be away in India through January and February, and is looking for someone to take his places on the church cleaning and gardening teams. Please see his full plea here.

20 December:
Festival of Carols

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to making this event such a success. Such a success that we're already coming up with ideas for repeating it next year but bigger and better! So those of you whose crafting skills need a longer preparation time take note...

If you have ideas for the next one or feedback from the last one please have a chat with Lisa or Christina.

15 December:
3Generate update

We have received an update on this year's 3Generate event, including links to two videos of the highlights. Find them on our 3Generate page

9 December:
Feeling unsafe?

Beds Police are launching a new app, "Flare", to report situations where you feel unsafe. Read a full description of what it's all about (PDF)

2 December: There Is Room

Tomorrow sees the start of the Celtic Advent so it would seem timely to share the latest update on this year's Methodist Christmas Campaign There is room. You can read the update here.

25 November: Advent message from Claudia

Claudia has sent us this message for Advent.

25 November:
Message from MHA 

Christmas is the time when we celebrate God coming into our midst. For many people, this is a joyful time with family and friends but it can also be isolating for those in later life. Having a cup of tea with some friendly faces, taking a day out, or just chatting on the phone during the festive period is a wish come true for many.

To read more, see the full message from MHA (Methodist Homes).

24 November:  Administrator(s) Required

Our church is currently run by a very small crew of volunteers, who consequently are overloaded, which is not good for them! 

We are therefore looking to recruit a part-time, paid administrator, initially for 8 hours a week. 

And of course, if you can offer some voluntary time to help administer the activities of the church, that would also be most welcome.

In either case, please contact the stewards in the first instance.

18 November: Fund for Human Need Newsletter

Read the Fund For Human Need Newsletter #3 here

11 November: Youth Club

We are excited to announce the launch of a new youth club (name yet to be confirmed) on a Friday evening between 6pm-8pm. Young people between the ages of 11-18 are welcome to attend. If you would be interested in joining the leadership team for this venture, please contact Rev Claudia Lupi. We are aiming to start in the new year.

The Youth Club will he held on the last Friday of each month.



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