Middle Rasen Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Heather Wilson
About Middle Rasen
The Chapel is in a prominent position on the A46 Gainsborough Road in Middle Rasen.
Along with the Parish Church, Primary School, Village Hall and Sports Clubs, the Methodist Church plays a key role in village life for many residents. The friendly welcome experienced by newcomers and visitors to the weekday activities and Sunday services attract regular attendance from people living in nearby villages. We also work ecumenically with our Anglican friends at a relatively isolated former RAF base four miles from Middle Rasen.
In addition to the weekly 10:45AM Sunday Morning services, there is a 6:00PM Evening service. Because this is one of the few evening services in the area, members of other churches (and denominations) frequently worship with us.
We continually improve our facilities, recently removing some of the front pews and replacing them with comfortable chairs which give greater flexibility for worship and other activities. You also have the option of using a hymnbook or reading from the multimedia images projected onto a screen.
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.
Middle Rasen Chapel will hopefully be open again soon for worship with a limited attendance. Please contact Anne Crawforth ☏ 01673 842099 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
Middle Rasen encourages Bible Study - our group runs on a Tuesday afernoon at 2:00PM and is run by Rev. Heather Wilson. Some of our members also attend an Ecumenical Bible Teaching Group which is held Fortnightly at the home of Rev. David Post in Middle Rasen.
Our Seasonal Social groups consist of the Middle Rasen Guild which meet on a regular basis throughout the year (every Wednesday at 7:30PM - from October to April) and the Women’s Own group running every Wednesday at 2:30PM (between September and June).
We seek to work in various ways in our local community. We achieve this through arranging Advice and Information Days attended by various public services, and holding the following events regularly:
- “Coffee, Cake and Chat” events - (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00AM)
- Coffee Mornings - (usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month).
We seek to proclaim the Good News of Christ Jesus in ways that are relevant to today’s society, without causing the traditionalists too much discomfort! If you would like to be involved with us then please come to one of our Sunday Services, or just drop into one of our midweek events. Look out for the Advertising Banner on the railings or check the Notice Board.
The Diary Dates Word file for this month can be downloaded HERE.
(Apologies that it is not up-to-date... We will start adding the file again once we are able to return to the Chapel for Worship and Social Events).