Nettleton Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Heather Wilson
We are a small and welcoming church who want to glorify God through our worship and service within our quiet residential community.
Methodism came to Nettleton in 1796 in the homes of Henry Spring, Zechariah Featherstone and Robert Appleby. The chapel was built in 1800, enlarged in 1847 and the schoolroom, kitchen and toilet added in 1912.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel (across the road) was built in 1858, but when its lease expired in 1957 it was agreed to unite the two societies and worship in the present chapel, which was renovated and re-opened in 1957. The main worship area and a school room are linked by a removable screen which makes the space very flexible. In 2002 the kitchen and toilet facilities were updated, followed by repairs to the roof and exterior brickwork. This work uncovered an unknown Ironstone wall, which has now been restored to its former glory.
Our weekly services are usually held at 2:30PM every Sunday. Occasionally we also open for a 6:00PM Evening service. In addition a Joint service is held with the Parish Church 4 times a year and held in Church and Chapel alternately.
This Month's Services
It is with sadness that we recommend that worship services in the majority of the Circuit's Methodist Churches are again suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance... You will find HERE the initial letter dated 8th June 2020 providing some information on the gradual re-opening of the circuit churches, and in addition the December update letter HERE. Please also take a look at the latest Tiers update HERE.
Nettleton Chapel will hopefully be open again soon for short Sunday worship at 2:30 PM with a limited attendance. Please contact Brian and Jean Field ☏ 01472 852056 regarding reserving a place for future services.
We will be preparing home worship resources for each Sunday... Please download this week's HERE. This resource is available alongside the Circuit Zoom Service, a live video-conferencing service that will be taking place each Sunday at 4:00 PM if you wish to join us. If you need help regarding downloading Zoom, connecting to the service via your computer or telephone then please contact one of the circuit ministers.
If video calling is not your thing then please find an alternative home worship sheet for this week available HERE.
At this time it is beneficial to check out the ways in which you can CONNECT with your Lord and with others at this difficult time... In addition please have a read of A Methodist Way of Life and consider the things you can do ...
Job Opportunity – Part time Circuit Administrator (based at The Methodist Church, Market Rasen)
The Wolds and Trent Methodist Circuit, a group of ten churches, is seeking a Circuit Administrator for twelve hours per week. The person appointed will have excellent office, organisational, financial and communication skills to ensure that the administrative and logistical work of the churches flows smoothly, liaising across the circuit, supporting ministers and leaders in their work. Skills in IT, particularly Word and Excel are required. The post will be based in the Circuit Office at Market Rasen Methodist Church.
Sympathy with the Christian Church is expected and the post is subject to safer recruitment procedures.
For an informal discussion please contact Glenda Taylor: ☏ 07747 635486.
Closing date for applications April 30th 2021.
Mothers in Israel
On Tuesday mornings at 10am Rev. Louise Carr will be running a study group looking at Mothers in Israel, a recent book which explores the influential women in early Methodism. Anyone is welcome to join us, just ask Rev. Louise for the Zoom code. The author is going to give us a talk on Zoom one Thursday afternoon.
Social and Community Life
The chapel schoolroom is used extensively for meetings of local community groups and services, such as the Nettleton Gardening Club, Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), Women's Institute and the Parish Council.
Our Monthly Coffee Morning falls on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30AM - 12:00 NOON.
We are also happy to host a monthly Bible Study on the 1st Friday of each month at 2:00PM.
A Notice Board outside the Chapel is updated regularly, or you can contact the Chapel Steward, Jean Field on ☏ 01472 852056 for any further information that you require.