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Below, you will find news items concerning the Square Methodist Church, and the groups that are associated with it.

Items are arranged in date-received order, newest first, so once you reach something you have already seen, you can stop reading!


Below, you will find news items received from external organisations, that may be of interest.

Items are arranged in date-received order, newest first, so once you reach something you have already seen, you can stop reading!

30 April: Minister's annual leave

Our minister, Joanne Sherwood, will be on annual leave from Monday 4th May to Sunday 10th May inc.  If you need to speak to a Methodist Minister during this period, please contact Reverend Julie Bradshaw Tel: 01582 561592

24 April: Gift Aid Update

Steve Cantellow has provided this update on our current financial position with respect to Gift Aid, which you can see here (pdf).

31 March: Financial report following closure of "The Square Methodist Church"

Steve Cantellow has assessed the financial position of the church in view of the current closure, and his report is here.

18 March: Conservation Notice

The Methodist Church wishes to install window protection. The required notice is published here.

12 March: Action for Children

Thank you to everyone who supported our March Coffee Morning, where we raised £157.40

7 March: Square FC

Square FC win 6-0 against White Eagles.
Now 5th in Division 4, with games in hand.

5 March: Help Needed with after-service drinks

The stewards team would appreciate your help to trial a new system to volunteer for providing drinks after the service on appropriate Sundays (not Communion or Cafe Worship). 

It will work in a similar way to the signup sheet used for Cafe Worship. A clipboard will live in the kitchenette and be put out on the serving table whenever drinks are served for you to sign up. 

Maybe you could help once a month or every other month? If you have not helped with this before but would like to be involved, please speak to one of the stewards - or someone serving - and we can make sure you are paired up with someone who knows how things work and where everything is.
Thanking you in anticipation!

27 February: Envelope Scheme

There will be minor changes to the envelope scheme for the new tax year from 6 April. Please see the Church Notice sheet for details.

27 February: Rev. Julie Bradshaw

As you may be aware, Rev. Julie Bradshaw is out of action at present following a hip replacement operation. She plans to be back at work from April 1st. During this time, Rev Nina Johnson will be acting Superintendent. Nina can be contacted only via her mobile number 07896 668616, or through Marina in the Circuit Office.

27 February: "Square Methodist Dunstable" Facebook Group

A new private Facebook Group has been established, with the aim of improving communication among church members. Please see the Church Notice sheet for full details.

Monday, 3 February, 2020: Square FC

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The Bedfordshire FA have now approved the club as a Charter Standard Adult Club.
Further details to follow.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020: Room Bookings online

Experimentally, we now have the current schedule of room bookings on the website. So you can now check for availability of a room, before you start planning your event. Find this by going through the menu items Your Event, then Rooms Booked.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020: New Webmaster

Nick Porter

We have a new Webmaster (Nick Porter), to update and maintain our website. You can contact him through his entry on our Contact page. Please let him know of any errors in the current content of the website, and also if you have any ideas for ways we could improve it.


Received 29 April

An opportunity to contribute to a survey on theological reflection in youth work. Click here for more details.

Received 24 April

Youth Worker Advert +

Youth and Children's Worker
This is an exciting opportunity to join the growing team at Christchurch Hitchin; a large Methodist and United Reformed Church. 
We are looking for a passionate leader to take a key role in our mission of Christchurch who would have responsibility for the work done with 5-25 year olds.
Closing date: Sunday 17th May 2020
Application pack and Information available from:

Received 27 February

"A Response to Grace" by Stephen Poxon

A collection of reflections, songs and poems for devotional use. £5 plus £1.60 postage & packing (10% of all income to be donated to the Training College of The Salvation Army in Sri Lanka). Orders welcome on Or (01727) 855948

Received 26 February

Fish & Ships

Fish & Ships +Paul Jarrett MBE is available to speak to community groups, clubs and churches, with details about the fishing industry and some of the ports where he lived and worked, and the interesting and amusing sides of life with remarkable communities. Click here for more information.

Received 13 February

Help Requested

St Johns After School Club +
After School Drop-in club at St John's Methodist Church

Received 11 February

Youth Worker advert +Job Opportunity
Part time Youth and Childrens Worker, High Street Methodist Church, Stevenage
email Graham

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