North Kelsey Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Louise Carr
About North Kelsey
The first Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in North Kelsey in 1796 and was replaced by a new building in 1848-49. This in turn was replaced by the Chapel Street building which was erected as a Wesleyan chapel in 1897 at the same time as 5 other chapels in the area.
The High Street Primitive chapel was closed in 1963 and the two congregations joined together and were placed in the Brigg Circuit. After 40 years the North Kelsey Chapel moved back into the Market Rasen and Caistor Circuit. In 2013 it finally found its home within the Wolds and Trent Circuit.
Our congregation is smaller than a lot of Chapels in the area, but we received a boost following the closure of the South Kelsey Methodist Church. We were happy to welcome its members into our community and we enjoy worshiping together. That stated, worship in a small group setting can have its benefits, including a capacity for deeper friendship and personal growth, and an appreciation of the shared mission of the wider church community.
Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10:45AM. Everyone is most welcome.
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.
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
As part of rural village life we firmly believe in serving those on our doorstep, hoping to provide services and activities that are a perfect fit for our surrounding community and attempting to improve the lives of those around us. As a part of this we provide the following services and activities:
- The F Team: - [1st Monday of the Month] - We are really a fundraising & events planning group and meet to primarily arrange events at the Church, but we also meet for fun and fellowship. We are open to new ideas!
- Open House: - [Every 2nd Monday] - The building is opened from 2:30PM to 4:00PM. We welcome everyone to come in and share tea and cake and a chat with others. (contact Ken Knapton ☏ 01652 678379 for more information)
We also value our younger generation, attempting to build a trusting relationship with the village children and young people. We also nurture a growing link with the village Primary School. Our Minister visits on a regular basis, providing services, teaching and advice.
Overall we believe that we are a well-rounded community, with an open and welcoming attitude. Should you choose to join us, we look forward to meeting you!