- The Methodist Church
- The Square
- LU6 3SN
Who we are
Although we are a Methodist church the people who come to The Square are from different backgrounds, age groups and walks of life. Some Methodist, some from other Christian denomination and some with no particular background in church.
What to expect on a Sunday morning
People start arriving at the church ten to fifteen minutes before the service, which starts at 10.30am. Once you enter the front doors you will find yourself in the welcome area, where you will be greeted, handed information about this week’s activities and made to feel welcome. Doors lead through to the church and you may sit where you like. There is no dress code and most people come fairly casually dressed.
Many of our services are now live-streamed on YouTube, for the benefit of those who cannot attend church in person. This does mean that members of the congregation may appear in the video, though we do not focus closely on anyone other than those delivering the service. If you particularly do not want to be seen on the video, please sit at the rear left, under the balcony, where we do not direct the cameras.
Although there are hymn books and bibles available in the seats, all that you need will be projected onto the large screen at the front and be explained as we go along.
Services are led by a variety of people. Our Minister, Local Preachers, Worship Leaders and others.
A service usually lasts for about an hour and includes hymns, worship songs, bible readings and a talk or several short talks. A collection or offering is taken, but there is no requirement or expectation to put any money in unless you want to. Where bibles or service books are used page numbers are announced so that you can easily follow. Although we stand for most hymns you may sit when you like during the service.
Many of the services include activities for children. There is a crèche, a play area in the church and S-Club for 0 to teens, where young people can go if they wish to take part in age appropriate activities during the service.
We have a loop system for the hearing impaired, full wheel chair access to the church, disabled toilets in the welcome area and wheel chair spaces in the pews.
Toilets can be found in the welcome area. The church also has free Wi-Fi from which you can access our website and Facebook page.
Coffee and tea are served after many of the services and details announced.
If you would like to come to church but are unable to get there yourself please contact us so that a lift can be arranged.
How to find us
The church is located in the centre of Dunstable on Ashton Square near the crossroads of High Street South and West Street.
Exit the M1 from Junction 9 (northbound) or Junction 11a or 11 (southbound) and follow the signs for Dunstable.
Ashton Square car park is behind the church. This is free on a Sunday. Pay and display at certain times and accessed from West Street, turning by the Police Station.
Alternatively, there are many bus routes that have stops in Ashton Square, West Street, or at the Quadrant, which is just across the town's central crossroads.
The Square Methodist Church