Bridgwater Methodist Church

Monmouth Street, Bridgwater

Tel: 01278 423529

email: anne.rodell@talk21.com

website: www.bridgwatermethodist.org

The Revd. Johnathon Rodell

Jonathan and JacobBridgwater was among the first communities to be visited by Methodist preachers. George Whitefield preached here in 1738, and had the hose of the town fire engine turned on him! John Wesley followed in 1746, and visited Bridgwater at least eleven times but found it 'a dead, uncomfortable place'.

From BroadwayIt was not until the beginning of the 19th Century that a local congregation became properly established and built a chapel in King Street. Over the next hundred years the Methodist community in the town grew and diversified. King Street chapel was enlarged in 1860, at about the same time that a group of Primitive Methodists opened a second chapel in West Street. A third chapel, in St Mary Street, was opened by Free Methodists in 1854 and a fourth by Bible Christian Methodists in Polden Street in 1876.

During the Twentieth Century these separate congregations gradually came together so that by 1980 all Bridgwaters' Methodists belonged to one united church, meeting in Monmouth Street Chapel.

In 2001 a major programme of renewal and redevelopment began that will transform the chapel and schoolrooms into a centre for church and community work in the twenty-first Childrens Activitiescentury. Bridgwater Methodist Centre will provide facilities for a wide range of social programmes, for community activities and for the performing arts, as well as for the ongoing work of Christian worship and education.

The aim of Bridgwater Methodist Church is to be good news for the people of Bridgwater. We welcome all into the life of our community, regardless of age, race, gender, class or lifestyle.

Sunday: 10:30am Worship and Childrens' activities
Monday: 09:30am Parent and Toddler group
  14:45pm Sisterhood
Centre Activities:

Pre-school, Dance School, U3A, Kai Akido Club, New School Start, Smoking Advice Service, Bridgwater Community Education.

 

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