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. As part of small village life, we have generally been a small congregation, but with a big heart. The village has a long history, with a rich Roman heritage - lying on the original roman road between Lincoln and Littleborough. We value our surrounding community and the Circuit Mission Team work within the village among the children and young people. We have also nurtured a growing link with the village Primary School.
The Chapel celebrated its 200 year Anniversary on July 6th 2014, however, held its last Sunday service on the 4th September 2016, in the belief that unfortunately the Chapel had come to the end of its life as a worship venue..
That stated we came together to find new ways of bringing God to our community.
We are currently re-launching Worship and Fellowship with "Open Church" - an opportunity to explore the Christian Faith. We will be starting with the basics and considering how we, as individuals and as a group, can become part of the Church in a different and modern way. We intend to present this in a way that suits both teenagers and adults - recognising that All are welcome to join us!
At the heart of our work we offer a great place to share together, have fun through games, craft, competitions, debate, conversation & laughter.
We have two Clubs meeting on Monday evenings:
- The Kids Club - 5:00PM - 6:00PM (during term time) - for school years 3 to 6 (7-11 year olds) involving a range of organised games and activities.
- The Youth Club 6:30PM (during term time) for organised youth activities. Generally we finish at 8:30PM, after a Bible Study starting at 8:00PM. We are aware that sometimes religion is not necessarily an important part of the children's lives, so this activity is completely optional.
In addition there will be a Youth Drop-In available on a Thursday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM [School years 3 to 6 (7-11 year olds) 5:00PM - 6:30PM, Secondary School and above 5:00PM - 8:00PM], for those needing support, advice or general company. We offer Table Tennis, Pool, Playstations, Football Craft and Games facilities to come and use, or the opportunity to just come to sit and chill with your mates.
Please note that the events take place at the Chapel during Autumn and Winter months and on Marton field next to the Village Hall during Spring and Summer months (Weather permitting of course) - otherwise at the Chapel. Also, our events are free, but we do fund our resources through a tuck shop which the children and young people can access at any of our clubs.
External Event News
Big Night Out at Lightwater Valley Themepark Youth Members from Marton, Caistor, Market Rasen and Grimsby all came together to attend the Big Night Out. A fun day was had by all where we spent the day going on rides including the Ultimate (longest rollercoaster in Europe) having a mass picnic with the 1500 other attendees to the event and listening to Twelve24 who entertained us with an awesome performance of their songs. We had a Great time and look forward to BNO 2018!
You can see a selection of photos from the event HERE.
Youth Work Information
Youth work in Marton - lead by Gareth Sherwood and Charlie Watkinson - is part of the Circuit QUEST-ion Youth Project that is part of the 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.
Through contributing to the groups, we believe that our members can identify themselves as having something important to offer, working towards expressing themselves openly with their peers, and developing a strong support network - which can lead to real accomplishments. It is our view that there is incredible potential in this generation, you just need to know where to look for it!