KEMPSTON WEST

METHODIST CHURCH

SUNDAY SERVICES

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

7th July - Rev. Terry Wright (Parade)

14th July - Geoff Talbot

21st July - Ros Salisbury

28th July - Live Stream

Sunday Club

Children's group every Sunday in term time (except 7th July - Parade Service)


NEWS

JULY 2024

Oh the blissful sunshine has finally arrived and whilst we moan about the heat and the brightness in the early mornings, this is the closest our Earth gets to our life giving star and we should celebrate these long warm days with positivity.

It is positivity that is shining through as I see light at the end of the tunnel for what have seemed a couple of challenging months for many of us.  Several of our church family have been suffering and it does feel that we are feeling an upturn in the fortunes of our close friends. It was Bernadette Devlin, the civil rights leader, who said, “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you”, echoing the words from 1 Corinthians 10:13 “God is faithful and will never let you be tested beyond your strength”. It is a wonder at the resilience the Lord gives us at times! So with the strength of the Lord behind us and the positivity of our friends and church family around us, I leave you with this as a daily reminder: Do your best and let God do the rest. God bless.

Ukraine

Thank you to all those who are still contributing to Medicines in for Ukraine - the Bedfordshire Police who are co-ordinating this have once again expressed thanks.

EVENTS

JULY 2024

Girls Brigade Display

The Girls Brigade hold their annual display at Kempston East Methodist Church at 7pm on Friday 5th July and all members of the church are welcome. Please come along and support the girls. They will be joining the Boys brigade for the final parade of the year on 7th July before they leave for their camp in East Sussex on 26th July. Please pray for a wholesome and happy time.

Parade Service

will be led by Rev. Terry Wright who is the Chaplin at Chicksands. Terry was invited to lead a service at Kempston West last year and really showed an interest in the Brigades. To that end, we promptly asked him to agree to this service and he promised to be in his full regalia and wants to see the Band march to the Church as well as looking forward to receiving the colours in the traditional way. The service is on 7th July 2024.

Coffee Morning

will be held on 13th. July 2024 from 10.00am to 11.30am. This month it is for Tibbs Dementia. You may know that members of our Church and many known to this Church have suffered from this debilitating disease. We raised £165.00 for Beast Cancer at our last coffee morning. Do come along and bring your neighbours and friends too, the more the merrier and the more we can help others.

Craft and Cuppa

At this time, there are no further dates set for Craft and Cuppa due to illness. As soon as there is news, it will be announced at Church and through the newsletter. 

Holy Communion

There is no holy communion this month

ABOUT

Kempston West Methodist Church is part of the

North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit, which is part of the

Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire Methodist District, which is part of the

British Methodist Connexion.


The church building dates from 1860 and the frontage was re-modelled in 1967.

More history can be found in My Weslyan Methodists and Bedfordshire Archives.

We have been granted the A Rocha Eco Church Bronze Award

in recognition of our efforts to care for God's earth in each of the following areas: Worship and Teaching, Management of Buildings and Land, Community and Global Engagement, Lifestyle.

Who else meets on our premises?

1st Kempston Girls Brigade meets on Wednesdays during term time. 

Bunyan Preschool meets on weekdays during term time.

CONTACT

Our Minister is always willing to talk to anyone on matters of concern.

Minister

Revd. Michael Giles

Minister's Phone Number+44 1234 930882

Location