Watton at Stone Methodist

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Watton at Stone Methodist Church
High Street, Watton at Stone, SG14 3SY

Minister with Pastoral Charge

Reverend Debbie Hodgson
Tel: 01992 462881
Email: debbie.hodgson@methodist.org.uk

Lay Pastor & Local Preacher

Mr John Ellis — 01920 830623

Sunday Worship at 10.45 am

Please wear a face covering when moving around the building or singing (unless you are exempt) and observe the social distancing and hygiene measures that have been introduced to keep everyone safe. Do not come to church if you are unwell or exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms

  • Our weekly worship is 10.45am every Sunday. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly.
  • We, as Methodists, enjoy a fairly free and informal approach to worship, but we aim to offer worship that is dignified and which is characterised by a sense of joy and thankfulness.
  • Sometimes, the Minister of the Church or another Minister from our group of churches (the Area, HAEBEA) will lead worship. At other times, a Lay (Local) Preacher will be the leader.
  • Other members of the congregation take part in various ways and all are encouraged to use their gifts for the glory of God.
  • Sometimes we have special services and these are announced in our weekly notices. We also have worship in which members of the uniformed organisations take part.

On-line Worship

If you are unable to make it to church you can join the congregation at Hertford Methodist Church via Zoom for their 10.30am Service. Login details are available from Revd Debbie.

Hall and Day Retreat Centre Bookings

Tel: 01920 831165

About Us

The Methodist Church and Day Retreat Centre is situated in the heart of the High Street and is a member church of 'Christians Serving Watton'. The Chapel was built on a plot of land that was purchased for £130 in 1890 and the first service took place on 14th October 1891. This year we celebrate 125 of Christian Witness to our Local Community.

The majority of the members and worshippers live in Watton-at -Stone and as Christians all play their part in village life. This has led them to be responsive to the spiritual needs of those with no experience of Church and those who have drifted away.

A community meditation garden, which offers a quiet space of sanctuary, was created as part of the Church Centenary celebrations and local people donated plants in memory of their loved ones.

The Church building is not used for just 1 hour a week on Sunday — It is at the very heart of the community and as such is used for Messy Church, Lunch club, a Card Making Group, a Craft Club, Art Class, Knit and Knatter group and various other regular and one off activities. These include socials, teas and children's parties. Some of these activities are church related whereas others are for the community. Underpinning everything is worship and prayer.



Day Retreat Centre Bookings — 01920 831165
or email: wattonatstonemethodistchurch@yahoo.co.uk

The church and hall have recently been refurbished to provide for day groups of up to 50 people to run self led retreats, quiet days and meetings. The church has modern comfortable, flexible seating and benefits from an audio visual system, power point/data projector and microphones. The hall is ideal for meals and break out areas and there is a fully equipped kitchen.


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