Parents and Toddlers
In the Church Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday during school term times 9.30am – 11.15am
Our church provides a meeting place for parents and grandparents caring for pre-school age children. We have a good stock of toys for the children to play with and have craft activities and singing. Drinks and biscuits are provided. At 10am for about 15 minutes there is an opportunity for those who wish to join in “Play Church” which is run by Sarah Butcher. This focuses on a Bible story and includes songs and prayers.
The group is open to anyone caring for a young child. Helpers from the church are also welcome. Please contact Carol to find out more, or if you can help with refreshments or would be able to stand in to cover holidays.
For more information contact Carol Foster (tel 0115 922 5161)
In the Youth Room on Tuesday and Wednesday during school term-times 10:00am-10:15am.
Play Church meets at 10am during the Toddler Group for young children and their carers to join us for a bible story, song and prayer. It normally lasts for around 15 minutes with a chance for refreshments afterwards. Play Church is held either in the Youth Room or the church. Play Church is led by Sarah Butcher, the Church Family Worker.
For more information contact Sarah Butcher (tel: 0115 9431164 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the Youth Room on Sunday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm
Youth Fellowship is for young people aged 12 (school year 8) and above. The current leader is Paul Hunt and we meet every Sunday evening from 6:30 till 8:30 in the Youth Room at Chilwell Road Methodist Church. We do a range of activities: some fun and some more serious, for example the church charity, youth issues, planning services, balloon modelling and icing decorations. Recently we have learnt about child rights (based on the Human Rights Act) and also had our annual barbecue and sleepover night. Plenty of barbecue, not much sleep! To find out more about the Youth Fellowship programme or more about what we do contact Paul Hunt, see the website or talk to one of the members who will be happy to tell you all about it.
For more information contact Paul Hunt (tel: 0115 913 3534 email: email@example.com)
In the Guild Room on Tuesdays 7:30pm
The Wesley Guild provides an opportunity to worship together and to listen to some interesting and challenging speakers on a variety of topics including Cultural, Christian Service, Devotional issues relevant to our lives as Christians in today’s world as well as social activities.
For more information contact Ray Howard (tel: 0115 917 6728 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Beeston Churches Bible Study Group
The group meets on some Mondays at 7:30pm, often with short series that last a few weeks with a break inbetween.
Since the formation of the Church Workshops, which have considered the way in which the church functions, the Bible Study has featured short series focusing on a particular topic.
In the Guild Room on Thursdays 7:30 pm
This is a group of lively ladies who meet together to enjoy a varied programme of events throughout the year. Meetings start with opening devotions followed by fascinating talks, games, quizzes and social evenings are regular features. On certain occasions our meetings are open to partners and friends and we take part in many of the Church’s activities. If you would like to join us at any time you will find a warm welcome awaits you.
For more information contact: Norma Hall 01949 838694
Second Saturday of the month 7:15 pm for 7:30 pm start, but 2 p.m. start from November to February.
In 1987 Rosemary and Ron Bexon were invited by friends at Bingham Methodist Church to take a group from Chilwell Road Methodist Church for a quiz evening. The evening was enjoyed by all concerned and gave the idea for a Friendship Group at Chilwell Road. So a group was formed at Chilwell Road which meets on the second Saturday of each month.
The group is open to all – members of the Church or other Churches or no Church at all. We have a varied programme that includes: musical evening, games evenings, brains trusts, quiz evenings, fish & chip suppers, films, Christmas & New Year lunches and in June an annual outing. We are a friendly group and new members are always welcome.
For more information contact David Steggles (tel: 0115 9399730 or Reg Goodman tel: 0115 9252876)
At church occasionally from 7:30pm
The worship consultation meets to discuss issues of worship in the church.
At church occasionally from 7:30pm
The church workshops are times when the whole church (if possible) meets to discuss a variety of activities and issues which affect the church.
The workshops are not about organising anything. They are about ideas, and are intended to enthuse people to go away and organise things themselves, in their own way, with the church’s blessing. Ideally they result in some concrete ideas and some names of people who will make them happen.
The workshops have so far resulted in ideas as varied as the introduction of Church Godparents, short series’ of Bible study, open invitations for Sunday lunch, prayer sessions, and many more.
The latest workshops concentrated on different aspects of worship, and people have taken away ideas to follow through. It is hoped that a new Dance in Worship group will be formed, that more drama in worship will happen, that young people will be more involved with church music, different suggestions about prayer will be tried, that the church website will become more user focused and relevant, and that Anniversaries and visiting preachers will be considered within the wider theme of the church’s mission.
If you would like any further information, or have an idea or issue that you would like the church to discuss in this way, please get in touch with Ann Duffin or Connie Pullan, either directly or via the church office.
At various houses of members on alternate Monday 2:15pm-4:00pm.
We are a discussion group and have just finished discussing the first six chapters of Mark’s Gospel, led by Mary Austin.
For more information contact Mary Austin (tel: 0115 854 1359 email@example.com)
Wednesday Morning Group
At various houses of members on the first Wednedays of the month 10:00am-11:30am.
This group doesn’t have a named leader, though it usually looks to the minister to lead discussion, its main activity. Discussion ranges across a number of themes or issues which contemporary Christians need to consider. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday morning of each month [except August] from 10am until 11.30am and take place in members’ homes. As it is a morning session most of the group’s members are retired. Because 15 or more people regularly attend, only 3 homes can comfortably cope with such numbers. Meetings rotate around the homes of Jennifer and Neville Bostock 0115 922 6971, Jen Drinkwater 0115 925 3880 and Marion and Stephen Wallwork 0115 925 7048. New members are always welcome.
For more information contact one of the hosts or Rev Colin Barrett (tel: 0115 808 9744 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
At various houses of members fortnightly on Fridays at 7:30pm.
The Friday Group meets fortnightly during the year. From September to April the meetings involve Bible studies and discussions on a variety of subjects. From May to July there are recreational and cultural activities.
For more information contact Colin Firbank (tel: 0115 925 6632 email: email@example.com)