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Today Methodism in Kingsley is in its fourth Century – we have concrete evidence of Methodist activity here in the late 1780s; and a first legal document relating to a Wesleyan chapel in Kingsley is dated 1791. It is very likely that religious meetings were taking place by the late 1770s and early 1780s, in the farmhouses and cottages of Kingsley and Newton. There was certainly a Methodist community in Kingsley by 1785.
Today's chapel, built in 1871, is the third on this same site. In the past few years it has been sympathetically modernised to meet today's worship and social needs. The premises are very well used, both by the Church and the Kingsley community.

We seek to be a caring Church and this is reflected in our Mission Statement:

  • to follow Jesus Christ and to become closer to God through worship, prayer and Bible study
  • to enable others to experience God's love through our service in the community and the wider world

We worship every Sunday at 10.00 am, with Junior Church for children; All Age worship takes place monthly. Evening worship is shared with friends at the Blakelees chapel. Other special worship services are arranged depending on the season. Refreshments are offered after the morning services, a time to catch up with news, chat and relax.
There is an early Communion service on the second Sunday of each month at 8.15 am. By request, the Sacrament can be administered at home for the housebound and others.

Other Activities
Our Prayer Meeting is a daytime event at 9.15 am on Friday mornings. Our ecumenical Bible Study happens on Monday evenings. A relatively new venture is 'Footsteps into Faith', held fortnightly, for those who want to explore in confidence their belief and doubts. All these are held in members' homes.
Pastoral care is an essential part of our Community outreach. We have a team of pastoral carers keeping in touch with members, adherents and other villagers. They also deliver our quarterly Hurst Magazine.
An event for mainly the older generation is "Tea at 2:30", a social gathering with tea, cake, bingo and chat, with an occasional lunch out. We also hold a monthly Soup Lunch for all ages, when the modest cost goes towards supporting various charities chosen by our catering team – the Hurst "Souperstars".
The Guild is a well-attended, lively monthly event from Autumn to Spring, with a range of speakers on subjects of general interest. The Women's Fellowship is enjoyed monthly by the ladies of the Church, with interesting speakers.
Please join us at any convenient time – you will be most welcome.

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