Stowmarket

Regent Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RJ

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Stowmarket Methodist Church

Stowmarket Methodist Church is a warm, friendly and caring church.

Our mission is to be a welcoming, open, worshipping, witnessing and supportive Christian family, endeavouring to reach out to the local community.

A 19th Century Church is the centre for a warm, friendly and caring congregation of some 25 to 30 people.   A number of new people have been received into church membership in recent months.  We have a church newsletter, "Contact", and our own Facebook page.

With large ancillary premises built in the 1960s, there is space for the lively uniformed groups to meet during the week. Every fortnight there is an ecumenical women's meeting on Thursday evenings. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. The main Sunday service is in the morning and evening services are held occasionally for special Sundays.

Stowmarket Methodist Church is aiming to grow spiritually and create space spiritually for people, to confirm our beliefs and share the love of the Lord.  We aim to create relevant and varied forms of worship using modern technology and establishing mid-week services of a different format.

As part of our work and mission, we will be finding out what the local community needs and how we can serve and increase the use of the hall and our income to promote God's work.  We may reintroduce occasional Prayer Walks around the neighbourhood and be part of the Churches Together initiative to provide a meal once a week during the school holidays.

Times of Services: 10:30am - First Sunday of the Month.  

(All Sunday services and other activities in our buildings have been suspended for the present on account of the current Pandemic).

Minister:  Revd Rita Carr 

Tel: 01449 259379

Accessibility at Stowmarket:-

Stowmarket Interior

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for.  In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Entrance;

  • Accessible Toilet;

  • Loop;

  • Large Print.

News & Recent Events: -

Virtual Coffee Mornings: -

These take place every Wednesday morning with our Minister on Zoom, 9:30am - 10:30am.

Zoom Bible Study: -

On the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings each month at 8:00pm, we have a Zoom Bible Study with Rita and her husband, Francis.

(Please contact the Minister, Rev Rita Carr, or the Circuit Office, for further information).

Tel: - Minister: 01449 259379 or Office: 01284 731082

You can catch up with all the latest news about our work and mission on our Facebook page!

Improvements to Premises:-

New Chairs for Stowmarket

Stowmarket Methodist Church is now looking a little different.  In December we had the pews removed in preparation for new chairs arriving, which we received recently.  We had a kitchen refurbishment in 2018, followed by work on the church hall.  Now we are looking at installing a bar area in the entrance vestibule to serve refreshments after Sunday worship.

New Chairs for Stowmarket

New Circuit Office Opening Hours: - Mondays 9:00am - 3:00pm.  

Tel: 01284 731082.  Email: circuit.admin@hotmail.com

Outside these hours, please contact the Superintendent Minister - Tel: 01284 754574.  Emails will be monitored.