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Ninfield Methodist Church

Minister: Rev Tricia Williams
Lettings Enquiry Contact: Mr David Swales, Tel: (01424) 892248, e-mail: dj_swales@hotmail.com
Address: Ninfield Methodist Church, Church Lane, Ninfield, Nr. Battle, East Sussex TN33 9JN.

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Church Profile

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.

Church Services

Covid 19 update:

Following the outbreak of this pandemic we had to temporarily close our Church in March 2020 in line with regulations. We then had a trial re-opening service in August after implementation of all the necessary Covid precautions.

Commencing September 2020 our Hall will once again be open for users if they wish to return. We are also restarting Sunday Worship Services as follows (we decided to move forward cautiously at the outset).

Service details and other activities shown below will re-commence a.s.a.p.

All our Sunday Services are at 10.30am. They include a varied worship programme, a monthly Communion and Children's activities.

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 in a relaxed and informal setting.

We arrange United Services with St. Mary's, Ninfield Parish Church.

Details of our services and church news are published in the Ninfield Parish News and the Bexhill Observer.

Weekday Programme

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 a very popular group and encourages family involvement.

Baptism, Weddings and Funerals

These are arranged through the Minister.

Other Activities

Our lively Community Church encourages new initiatives into the village. As well as our monthly Messy Church we link with a Christian fellowship, and a Book Cafe - both of these groups meet monthly. A local music/drama group "Christian Voices" present their plays in our Church. All events are publicised locally. Our Hall is used regularly by many local groups.

In 2021 we will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the building of our Church.

Please see the Circuit Diary for more details.