Edwinstowe Methodist Church

Edwinstowe Methodist Church has a Sunday Service at 10.15 am followed by coffee.

On the fourth Sunday of the month we also have a lunch to which all are welcome. We have guests from other Methodist churches as well as from St Mary’s, the parish church. There is no need to book – just turn up – we haven’t run out of food yet.

Outside agencies :

  • The Wives Group (ecumenical) meets at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of the month.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Wednesday evenings for 7.30 till 9.00.

The Sherwood Forest Methodist Circuit

We are part of a collection of Methodist Churches serving Mansfield and the surrounding area in North Nottinghamshire, on the edge of Sherwood Forest. (Formerly the Mansfield Circuit)

March To May 2016

The timing of Easter this year means that this Plan takes us through the remainder of Lent, through Easter and onto the birth of the Church at Pentecost.

As not all Lent courses and events were known when the last Plan was printed, please look at the Lent section for dates in February as well as the period covered by this Plan (please contact the circuit for a copy of the plan). May I particularly commend to you the Circuit Lent Course at Stanhope on Tuesday evenings on the Five Practices of Growing Congregations. This book has become District policy and all Circuits and churches will be expected to follow its guidance in the coming years.

We then celebrate the great truth of our faith as we remember the death of Jesus and celebrate his rising to new life – the source of our hope and joy. Unusually, we celebrate Easter during term time, allowing our schools work to tell the story at the same time as we celebrate in church. As we then look to Pentecost, we will celebrate our youth and children and those who work with them in a special Circuit Celebration. This should be a wonderful occasion.

As I hope you know, we look forward to a full clergy team in September with the arrivals of Rev Richard Tanner as Superintendent and Dn Dave and Rev Debbie Keegan. Part of getting ready for this new beginning is the appointment of a Circuit Administrator. Please pass this on to anybody who might be interested.

We look forward to seasons of letting go and starting afresh.