Minister Rev Sharon Read contact
Youth & Family Worker Rosie Doyle
Pastoral Worker Paula Collins
Address Corner of Ilkley Street & Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester M40 9PA
Telephone 0161 688 4482
About the Church
It all started in 1819 when two devout followers of John Wesley, named Owen and Jacques, heard the call to preach in the districts outside Manchester. They had only vague ideas as to the exact field of their labours, but full of enthusiasm and faith they set out from Oldham Street Chapel and along Rochdale Road as far as Barnes Green. Arriving at the junction of two lanes, they decided to throw a walking stick, and the direction in which it pointed when it fell was to be regarded as the Divine Finger. The stick pointed up Moston Lane and those bold disciples of John Wesley borrowed a stool from one of the Moston cottages and the Methodist flag was unfurled. At that time this area was semi-rural but times have changed and we are now just another suburb in the north of Manchester which has its own social challenges.
Moston Methodist Church has two services each Sunday. The morning service is at 10.45am. We have strong children and teenager groups who leave the main service of worship and go into the Sunday Club after the second hymn. All Age Worship is usually held once a month. The evening service is at 6.30pm and tends to be a quieter, more reflective service. Once a month on the third Sunday we have our 3S service where the music is led by our music group, Revolution, where we encourage preachers to explore different types of worship.
The congregation is ethnically diverse and we welcome anyone to our services and weekly activities.
A bible study group meets during the week as announced.
The church playgroup meets every weekday apart from Tuesday afternoon when there is a toddler group. Rosie, our Youth & Family Worker, runs sessions for babies and toddlers during the week and Family Fun Days during school holidays.
We have a church choir which includes friends from other churches in the circuit and sings at various events including Circuit Services as well as singing regularly at Moston Grange care home.
There is a commitment to expand our work within the local community and we are looking to remodel our premises to allow greater flexibility to meet the needs that have been identified locally and to present the Good News to those whom we serve.
For further details of all our activities please visit our website mostonmethodistchurch.org.uk.
Key: AAW = All Age Worship; B = Baptism; HC = Holy Communion; LA = Local Arrangement; OA = Own Arrangement; P = Parade; US = United Service; WL = Worship Leaders
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