Skelmanthorpe belongs to the Methodist Church denomination. However our congregation includes people with backgrounds in other types of church. Our Sunday morning services usually last for 45–60 minutes. Activities are available for children and young people, but our whole congregation varies in age. Monthly Funday Sunday services begin at 10.30am (normally 2nd Sunday) and are geared towards families and the aim is to help children and their families to explore the bible in fun and active ways. Refreshments are served before and during these services, which are usually in the church hall, to facilitate our craft activities.
Traditional services begin at 10.30am and follow well-established patterns with hymn singing, prayers and a sermon about the Bible reading for the day.
There’s always someone around to welcome you and show newcomers around, and you may sit wherever you feel most comfortable!
All our services are intended to help us to meet with God in worship and to feel the love he has for us. Our readings and reflections help us to understand what he is doing in our lives.
Generally the service is led from the front of the church. People are welcome to either sit or stand as they feel comfortable for the different parts of the service.
During the service, a money collection bag is passed round. No one has to make an offering of money if they prefer not to. Any money collected is used for the ongoing running costs of the Church, to pay for the church ministers, who, through their work, enable the church community to show care and concern for our neighbours, both locally and much further away.
Children may stay with their parents throughout our services, but there is also an opportunity to join in more age-relevant activities if they would rather. A small team runs the children’s work for around 30-40 minutes. All leaders have safeguard training that permits them to work with children.
Getting to know people is an important part of church life. It is through our relationships with others that we most often see, give and receive God’s love.
Should you need any help while you are in church, ask one of our stewards.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
During Advent Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church has usually taken figures of Mary, Joseph and a donkey to the local shops. The shopkeepers then pass them from one business to another, representing the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. This is a South American custom known as a Posada. We know the children like to spot them in the windows, and as we are unable to do it this year, we have taken photos of the figures and I will post one or two pictures each day from Sunday to show which shops they are visiting.
Just a reminder that if you would like your Christmas tree to feature in our virtual Tree Festival please send a photo of it by December 12th to email@example.com
Amplified PA system and multi media projector
Large hall integrated to the building
Small meeting / activities room on the ground floor