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
- 5th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - Lloyd
- 12th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - Owen
- 19th DECEMBER 2021 - 6:00PM - United Carols
- 26th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - @ Middle Rasen
The Circuit will also 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 6:00 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 ...
District Vision Day
The District Vision Day in support of young people that was to be held on Sat 13th November 2021 @ St. Giles Methodist Church, Lincoln has been postponed due to lack of support. The District Children's, Youth & Families Team offer their thanks to those who were intending to attend and they hope that they may be able to hold the event or something else instead in the Spring.
Pilgrims in Advent Retreat Day
Help for Afghan Crisis and Refugees
We have been asked to look at what we might do to support Afghan Refugees arriving in this country. Rev. Louise has spoken to West Lindsey District Council who have as yet made no plans to receive any refugees. However the Government’s warm welcome programme which was announced on 18th August 2021 has not been opened nor have details been given to local councils. West Lindsey will hold a meeting after these are announced to decide on their pledge. They did not take any Syrian Refugees on a similar programme (data from an internet document of all Lincolnshire Councils).
If you have a strong opinion on this I would suggest writing to the Leader of the council, Cllr. Owen Bierley whose contact details can be found HERE.
Increase in Scams
There seem to be a number of scams using Christian terms at the moment. Please be very careful. Never reply to such a text or email. Rather contact the person by a different means to check. Your Ministers will not ask you to purchase gift cards on their behalf by email or text. Please let us know if you receive such an email or text so we can pass the information on to Action Fraud and the Police.
Mothers in Israel
On Tuesday mornings at 10:00AM 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:
- 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)
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!