The Methodist Church can be found in High Street, opposite the village shop. It is a red brick building, dating from 1928, the second Chapel to be built in the village. The first building, immediately next door, is now a private house.
There is a weekly service, held each Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and details of these services are displayed on the gate-post.
The Chapel is keenly involved in the village community and offers a warm invitation to anyone to join in both the services and in the range of other activities.
On the first Wednesday of each month, there is a Prayer Meeting, from 9.00 - 9.30 a.m.
On the first Saturday of each month (except July and August) there is Coffee and Chat from 10.30 - 12 noon. This is an occasion where everyone in the village is invited to come and share news and enjoy informal, friendly chat. Freshly-brewed Fairtrade coffee is served, along with biscuits. There is no charge for these and no limit on the number of biscuits or cups of coffee!
Five times a year, on the third Wednesdays of September, November, January, March and May, there is another opportunity to come together informally. This time it is for a Soup ‘n Pud lunch. There is a choice of soup with a roll, choice of pudding then either tea or coffee to round off the lunch. There is a charge of £3 for this and at the end of the year a donation is made from any profit to a charity. The aim is not to make money but to provide the community with an opportunity to meet together. Both the lunches and the coffee mornings involve much laughter and friendly exchange of news and views and everyone in the village and indeed any other village is made welcome.
During the year, we share services with our friends from the Anglican Church on a regular basis and work closely together on special events. The Harvest Thanksgiving services are held on alternate years in the two Churches.
Each Christmas, the Chapel hosts the Village Christmas Service. This is an informal service with representatives from village organisations taking part. It is followed by mince pies and coffee and helps to set the scene for Christmas.
Also at Christmas-time, we take part in the Village Carol Singing, travelling around the village with a portable harmonium and singing for about two hours. The singers are well supplied with mince pies, hot sausage rolls and other helpful refreshments from some of the residents who have stayed at home to listen to the singing. Money is collected for the National Children's Homes and the Church of England Children's Society. It is always a happy evening.