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Market Rasen Methodist Church

Chapel Street,
Market Rasen,
Lincolnshire,
LN8 3AG.

Minister: Rev. Heather Wilson

 

About Market Rasen

Methodism came to the town of Market Rasen in 1800. The present Church was originally known as Centenary Chapel and was opened in 1863. For over 150 years, Market Rasen Methodist Church has been active in the community through worship and service.

It has been described as an 'immensely impressive classical style non-conformist chapel'. Of particular note are the Ionic pillars and pediment, and, internally, the original boxed pews - some with glazed doors and fitted furniture, the central pulpit and oval gallery. It is a large Grade II listed building and there are on-going plans for developments for the use of the building.

 

Worship

Our Worship Times are as follows: Sunday Morning services: 10:30AM. Occasional Evening service: 6:00PM. Weekday Communion: 3rd Tuesday of each month: 11:00AM.

This Month's Services

  • 2nd JANUARY 2022 - 10:30AM - LA
  • 9th JANUARY 2022 - 10:30AM - Elvidge
  • 16th JANUARY 2022 - 10:30AM - Wilson (COV)
  • 23rd JANUARY 2022 - 10:30AM - LA
  • 30th JANUARY 2022 - 10:30AM - Smith
LA = Local Arrangement
COV = Covenant Service

 

Online Worship

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 ...

 

Notices

  • Lent Quiet (ish) Day

    There will be a Lenten Quiet Retreat held at the Little Retreat @ Lea on Wed 16th March 2022 between 10:00AM and 3:00PM. The event will include lunch and will be a time of prayer, study and reflection led by Rev. Bruce Thompson. Please book with Alison Godfrey @ ☏ 01522 370126 or ✉ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Alpha Course

    The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in an informal manner through video and discussion. It will be running via Zoom on Monday evenings at 7:30PM from Mon 7th March 2022. Contact Rev. Elizabeth Childs on ☏ 01427 610057 or ✉ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express your interest.

  • Holocaust Memorial Service

    A service will be held to commemorate the Holocaust and subsequent genocides on Sun 30th January 2022 @ St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Monks Road, Lincoln between 3:00PM and 4:00PM.

  • Auschwitz and Krakow Visit

    Lincolnshire Methodist District are offering a 4 night visit to Auschwitz and Krakow - 26th - 30th September 2022 led by Rev. Bruce Thompson. The cost will include a Polish speaking guide, return flights from Luton Airport, transfers from Krakow Airport to a city centre hotel, and all entrance fees are included.

    The itinerary includes a walking tour of Kazimierz including visits to the synagogues, visit to Schindler's factory and museum, Wawel Castle and Cathedral, as well as Plaszow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Camps. Please register your interest @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 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.

 

Social and Community Life

We have several regular study and social groups which we find are a good environment in which to learn and share, and take practical action within our journey of faith. The following learning opportunities and fellowship groups are available:

  • Coffee Club: - Mondays - 9:15 am - 11:00am - All welcome. Just drop in for your free cup of coffee or tea and biscuits.

Throughout the year we enjoy engaging in Specific bible-based events. An example is the annual Lent course, held on Monday mornings and evenings which is usually based upon a specific study booklet and is led by ministers, vicars and lay members.

Our community spends some of its time and energy working towards greater service through community outreach. As it is today the premise plays host to a number of community groups such as a Gardening Club, Slimming World, an Alzheimers Support Group, U3A Line Dancing, the Da Capo Folk Group, and numerous children parties.

Two of our more popular community groups are:

  • Carpet Bowls: Tuesdays - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - No experience necessary, Bowls are provided.

The Church is used for various events in the community throughout the year including the Market Rasen and District Choral Society Concerts and Rotary Carol Service. All events are held in the School Room attached to the Church - Access to the School Room is either by the door to the left of the main Church entrance or the door in Nursery Street. Both the Church and School Room are available for hire. For more information please contact Yvonne Walls - ☏ 0845118126.

If you would like to attend any of these activities then please just turn up or for more information contact Geoff - ☏ 01673 843939.

One of our important initiatives involves building strong links and working on developing a growing youth ministry. We currently offer play sessions in the hope of providing a place to share together and have lots of fun with our:

  • Stepping Stones Toddler Group: - Wednesday mornings - held between 9:15 and 11:15 am - All pre-school age children with their parents or carers welcome- (contact Jenny Margetson ☏ 01673 843727).

During the Summer, we run a Holiday Club for children between the ages of 4 to 11. Remember to keep an eye out for other children's activities throughout the year. We always look forward to our holiday clubs as despite all the hard work it's great fun and very rewarding for both us and the children!