Marton Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Louise Carr
We have been one of the oldest, perhaps even the oldest chapel in Lincolnshire meeting in the same premises for over 200 years. The village has a long history, with a rich Roman heritage - lying on the original roman road between Lincoln and Littleborough.
The Chapel celebrated its 200 year Anniversary on July 6th 2014. In 2016 it looked as though the Chapel was coming to the end of it's life but we came together in prayer and discussion to find a new vision of bringing God to our community.
Due to this we decided to transform our ministry and Marton Methodist Church is now considered a new venture for the Wolds and Trent Circuit, having relaunched at the beginning of 2017.
- 3-4pm Afterschool Activity Club (Marton Primary School Children), Marton School
- 5-6pm Kids Club (7-11’s) Marton Chapel (October-March) Marton Field (April-September)
- 6:30-8pm Youth Club (11+), Marton Chapel (October-March) Marton Field (April-September)
- 5-8pm Youth Drop in (7-11s, 5-6:30pm) (11+, 5-8pm) Marton Chapel
- 5pm Messy Church (Children and their families), Marton Chapel [First Friday of each month]
- 7pm Open Church All Welcome, Marton Chapel
The church now has a focus on Children and Youth, working alongside Lincolnshire Youth Mission. We see this Youth work as offering young people the opportunity to build important personal and interpersonal skills, gaining self-confidence and self-esteem.
It is our view that there is incredible potential in this generation, you just need to know where to look for it!
The church provides activities throughout the week for ages 8-18 with a Children's Club and Youth Club every Monday involving organised games and a chance to interact with other local young people. Also, a ‘Youth Drop In’ for all ages every Thursday with activities including Football, Pool and PlayStation.
Through these free events, and the work done with the village Primary School, we look to build a strong relationship with the Young People and their families. We also hope to be considered an integral part of the Marton Village community.
Opportunities to Express and Explore Faith
Every Friday evening we have our weekly service called Open Church. It follows a different structure to a traditional service and contains the opportunity to discuss and question.
Our target audience is the Young People whom we work with that are looking to explore faith and who are asking the question: “What does Jesus have to offer me?” However, we also find it is a service that benefits people of both different faith levels and ages.
On the first Friday of every month we run a Messy Church for the whole family looking at God in a fun and creative way.
We would welcome anyone to join us on Friday nights, where, if nothing else, you will be given a warm welcome along with as much tea or coffee as you wish and as much cake as you can consume.