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
North Kelsey Chapel is currently open for short Sunday worship at 10:45 AM with a limited attendance.
- 3rd OCTOBER 2021 - 10:45AM - LA
- 10th OCTOBER 2021 - 10:45AM - Smith
- 17th OCTOBER 2021 - 10:30AM - @ Caistor
- 24th OCTOBER 2021 - 10:45AM - Lloyd
- 31st OCTOBER 2021 - 10:45AM - LA
We 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 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 ...
Prayers for COP26 - the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31st October – 12th November 2021. Leading up to that event Deacon Cedric May is writing a series of prayers, one for each day of the month throughout October. The theme is "Prayers for the Planet and COP26".
Each week's prayers will be found as a part of our Pause for Thought Area. Please take a look if you wish.
District Vision Day
The District Vision Day in support of young people will be held on Sat 13th November 2021 @ St. Giles Methodist Church, Lincoln between 9:30AM and 4:00PM. It is an exciting and comprehensive programme and we hope that every church can be represented – even if children and young people are not present in the congregation much can still be done.
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:
- 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!