The Methodist Church The Square

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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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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 Murder Mystery evening
with performances on 10th,11th and 12th November 2022
More details to follow

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

6 August: Ashton Square Day

Thanks to a number of willing volunteers, we were again able to open the church, and serve tea and cakes, raising £89.67 for the refugee appeal. Thanks to all who contributed or helped.

29 July: Britain in Bloom visits The Square

After many years of success in Anglia in Bloom, Dunstable has this year been entered into Britain in Bloom, and the judges visited on Friday 29 July. The recently revamped gardens around The Square were one of the stops on the judging tour. See our News Page for pictures.

28 July: Sunday School Teacher Training at Sarenga

The Square has links with the KSN hospital at Sarenga, India, about which you can read on our KSN page. We have some new photos of the training given to the Sunday School teachers at the Sarenga Central Church, which you can find on a new page here.

22 July: Faith in unexpected places

An interview with Richard Branson triggered these thoughts from Ivor.

22 July: Conference Business Digest

A report for local churches about the business of the 2022 Methodist Conference can be read online at:
www.methodist.org.uk/conference

19 July: Bereavement

It is with deep regret that I inform you that Patrick’s sister, Nancy Kandeh, passed away on 19th July in Sierra Leone at the age of 58 surrounded by friends and family.

Please may I ask that we all uplift Patrick, his family, and Nancy’s family in prayers during this difficult time.

 

Despite his current bereavement, Patrick will remain working until the near future when he attends her funeral. If you see him over the next few weeks, please do show kindness, and extend a happy thought, I am sure he will appreciate your sentiments.

It is just a reminder of how precious life is and to enjoy every day with your loved ones!


18 July: Dunstable - a new perspective

A film by Central Bedfordshire Council showing the Dunstable High Street improvements and what Dunstable has to offer residents, visitors and businesses. It's a celebration of Dunstable showcasing its many assets and attractions and providing a new perspective on the town. And it features our very own Ivor Mitchelmore and the Square.

7 July: Pray for Youthscape

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is doing everything it can for young people.

In particular, it is helping churches to start youth work from scratch. Here is a document that explains in more detail what they are doing, and asks for your prayers to support their work.

30 June: Church Banking

Three people are required to join the Church Banking team. Two people work together for banking Sunday collections, the collections having been counted on the Sunday. Generally the banking is done on a Monday morning and takes about one hour.

With a further three people the duty required will only be once a month.

More details? Contact Derek Hart, John Smith, Ann Buchanan

30 June: God In Love Unites Us

At the meeting on Monday June 20th, the majority of church council voted in favour of registering for same sex marriages to be held at The Square and to enable services of blessing for those same sex couples already married elsewhere in a civil ceremony.

This followed on from our discussions in our God In Love Unites Us meetings to which all of our church family were invited and encouraged to share their views.

Thank you to all those who in any way contributed.

30 June: Ordination of Rev Margaret Newman

Rev Margaret Newman was ordained at St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, on 26 June. There was an issue with the live stream of this service, but if you wanted to see it, the recording is now available here on YouTube.

30 June:
Priory Housegroup al fresco

On 28 June, Priory Housegroup had an evening out at Whipsnade Tree Cathedral. You can read of their visit in this short report by Ivor.




More news items are available on our News page.

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