Local Methodist Resources
We are most fortunate within the Circuit to have the facilities available at Centenary House, which is owned and managed by the Methodist Church for the benefit of the church and community.
This large detached Edwardian building, adjacent to Christchurch Methodist Church, Springfield Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, has recently been refurbished and modernised. The modern facilities and well equipped rooms are suitable for training courses, committee or general meetings, art exhibitions, fund raising events, coffee mornings, counselling sessions, social occasions, small parties and celebrations, day retreats and quiet days, etc, etc. The house also offers the base for the newly established Circuit Office.
If you would like to know more visit the Christchurch website or alternatively ring 01424 216456 or 01424 224785 for more information, to view the Centre or discuss using the facilities.
Staplecross Methodist Controlled Primary School
Staplecross Wesleyan School was originally opened in 1845, on a site adjacent to the present building. A new Wesleyan Voluntary School was built and opened on the present site in 1901. In 1962 the premises were altered and modernised and the school continued as Staplecross Methodist Controlled Primary School.
In 1988 an additional classroom was added, currently used by a Reception, Year 1 Class. An entrance hall, a Head's Office and secretarial office were added in 1993 and in 1996 a library/group room was added to the school. A new classroom is being built. The school currently has 65 pupils on roll and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Visit the Staplecross School website for further details.
Richmond Residential & Dementia Care Methodist Homes for the Aged
Richmond Residential Home and Heather Bank (a unit for 21 residents living with dementia) are situated in a quiet residential area off Little Common Road in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, with easy access to public transport. Richmond provides both residential and dementia care in a purpose built setting, designed for ease of access and comfort, with an on-site dedicated staff team to provide 24-hour care and support.
Residents enjoy staying in their own private room, designed to make their time at Richmond and Heatherbank a relaxed and comfortable one. Bright and airy, the accommodation is theirs to personalise to own taste and comfort. All rooms have modern en suite facilities with WC, hand basin and non-slip flooring. Each room comes complete with its own TV aerial enabling residents to relax in front of their own television. A telephone point is also provided so that calls can be received within the privacy of the resident’s room.
The Church plays an active role within the home. Richmond has its own Chaplain and regular Christian Services are held. The Home is happy to meet an individual’s request to attend a preferred worship centre or to meet with a religious minister in the home.
Lauriston Residential & Dementia Care Methodist Homes for the Aged
Situated less than a mile from Hastings' Grand Parade and the coast, and enjoying easy access to the local amenities and shops, Lauriston is a purpose-built nursing home that provides dedicated nursing care for up to 60 people. Its single bedrooms all have en suite facilities, but the home also has a number of well-furnished communal lounges where people regularly meet up for socialising and group activities - allowing residents to achieve the mix of privacy and company that suits them best.
At Lauriston, landscaped gardens with their pretty flowerbeds and patio, are perfect for relaxing and taking the air, and the hair salon ensures that all residents can be very well turned out. All this combines to offer a welcome sense of community, which complements the professionalism of MHA's highly trained staff.
MHA aims to bring quality and choice to residents' daily lives, offering person-centred care in which residents make their own decisions on matters such as choosing a meal or how to pass their time. There is an activity programme that offers everyone the opportunity to socialise if they wish and professional entertainers often come by. The nursing home is also well placed for frequent outings to the sea and local attractions, such as Alexandra Park.
The staff work hard to support older people to live meaningful lives. The Chaplain offers pastoral support to all at Lauriston, whatever their beliefs. In these and countless others ways, the well-being of all residents is promoted, continuously encouraging fulfilling relationships and positive experiences.
Visit the Methodist Homes for the Aged website for further information.