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.
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.
Activities for younger people at The Square.
Read about Sunday Club, Inters Youth Club, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts here.
We are a town centre church aiming to radiate God’s love,
as revealed in
for the local community and the wider world.
We seek to help people in their search for God
through our worship, prayer and action.
A number of house groups meet regularly in an informal setting to explore what it means to be a Christian
Our next production will be a Murder Mystery evening
with performances on 10th,11th and 12th November 2022
More details to follow
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26 September: Duck Shoot Results
Part of Project WW, this summer saw a competition to photograph a plastic duck, in four categories. See the entries and results here.
26 September: Clothing Appeal
Claudia has asked: could you gather decent clothes that you do not use anymore for Iran people. It is urgent!!! They are looking particularly for warmer clothes as the season turns; coats, hats, scarves, gloves, umbrellas for men and women and clothes for under 7s too. Thanks x
Shambles Big Band Show
After a wonderful show on Sat 24th, we are pleased to announce that a total of £1065 was raised on the night, together with match funding of £500, making a total raised for Action for Children of £1565. Well done to all who paid their entrance fees, made any extra contributions, or helped in any way to make it possible. And thanks of course to the brilliant Shambles Big Band.
23 September: Reconciliation and Mediation Pilot Project
Working in partnership since 2016, Place for Hope and the Methodist Church are committed to this three year pilot project. Together we seek to enable and equip people to engage and interact with each other positively and respectfully within the life of the church so all can live together well with difference. The project, running from 2020-2023, will train and support a team of accredited reconcilers and mediators in the Church available to deliver our services within the pilot regions.
To find out more, please see this brochure (PDF).
23 September: Craftivist Group
Rev Jenny Spouge is asking if anyone would like to join a group combining craft skills with activism to foster change in society. Read more here.
23 September: Thoughts on a Open Church
Ivor Mitchelmore has recent experience of watching over an open church, and has some insights to share.
23 September: Safeguarding on Church premises
Please see this letter from Pauline Jackson (District Safeguarding Officer), regarding your safety whilst on church premises.
8 September: Passing of Queen Elizabeth
We are saddened to hear the news of the death of our Queen. Please pray for her family in this difficult time.
Here is a message and prayer from The Methodist News
And please note that our planned Saturday evening celebration of the closure of Project W.W. has been postponed following this sad news.
2 September: Message for the new Methodist Year
Our Circuit Superintendent Minister, Rev Patrick Kandeh, has written this message for the Methodist New Year
26 August: Peace
The Methodist Peace Fellowship has issued two documents:
What Does Peace Mean, which invites you to join an open conversation to explore what peace means and how we can work together to create it.
And Peace Sunday Information, relating to Peace Sunday on 18th September
26 August: Mount Pleasant Methodist Church
Covid and the absence of
worship has led Mount Pleasant to take the difficult decision to close. Numbers
have dropped as several people now worship with their family away from our
church and sadly, our senior steward and great support Cassandra died.
Our Celebration and final
service will be at 5pm on 25th September at Mount Pleasant.
If you are able, we would
like to invite you to come along to the service, which will be followed by
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers for the
26 August: Church Cleaning and Gardening Teams
A brief reminder that the
church cleaning team meet every Wednesday morning between 9.30 and 11.30am, the
gardening team meet every Wednesday afternoon between 1.00 and 3.30pm, and new helpers
to either or both are always very welcome.
26 August: Down but not Out
An article by Ivor Mitchelmore, that shows our homeless and jobless in a new light. Please read it - it raises the spirits!
19 August: University Freshers: Christian Getaways
Is anyone at your church starting at university this Autumn? If so, this
message is for you!