Ninfield Methodist Church
Minister: Rev Tricia Williams, Tel: (01424) 733137
Lettings Enquiry Contact: Mr David Swales, Tel: (01424) 892248, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Ninfield Methodist Church, Church Lane, Ninfield, Nr. Battle, East Sussex TN33 9JN.
The church building was erected during 1870 and 1871 as a Christian Mission and dedicated by William Booth in 1871. William Booth is better known as General Booth of the Salvation Army, which he later founded. His wife, Catherine, laid the foundation stone on Thursday, July 6th, 1871.
The church became a United Methodist Chapel in 1907 and on the occasion of the Methodist Union in 1932 three branches of the Methodist Church, the Wesleyan, the Primitive and the United joined to become one church denomination.
In 1958 the Church was extensively renovated. In 1979 a hall and kitchen were added and this was fully modernised in 2013. The hall is now a popular venue for many church and village activities.
Commencing September 2015 all our Sunday Services will be at 10.30am. They include a varied worship programme and a monthly Communion.
Cafe style Family Church is at 10.30am on the first Sunday monthly and includes Breakfast - this is an opportunity for new families to join us from the village (there is therefore no afternoon service on this Sunday).
Details of our services and church news are also given in the Parish News of St. Mary the Virgin, Ninfield and the Bexhill Observer.
Messy Church - usually last Wednesday monthly
For children ages 4-11 years from 3.30-5.30pm (straight after school) and includes all sorts of creative activities, a short celebration and a meal for children and parents together. Children must be accompanied by their parent or carer. This is proving to be a very popular new group in the village.
Baptism, Weddings and Funerals
These are arranged through the Minister.
The church is developing new outreach initiatives into the village, and initially we are concentrating on "Messy Church" (see above). A local music/drama group "Christian Voices" also regularly present their plays in our church. Coffee and lunch club groups are also being considered and will be advertised locally. Our Hall is used regularly by many local groups.