Ibstock Methodist Church
Worship Time: 10.30am;
except 3rd Sunday in the month at 6.00pm
Minister: Rev Jacky Cottrell
Telephone: 01530 412298
See location in Google Maps
Ibstock Methodist Church is 1 of 4 churches in the village with which we share fellowship at various times in the year, but mainly Lent and during the week of prayer for Christian Unity.
Our Chapel stands at the lower end of the main A447 Melboume Road. Parking is on the road but not generally a problem. We are however on the outskirts of the main hub of the village.
The village has grown markedly in the last 10 years and has new estates planned or in progress on virtually all sides. It has 3 community run projects; The Post Office; the 'Palace' which is an old cinema with a full entertainments agenda, and The '57, High St Community Shop and Cafe'.
Most services are held in the small community room which is cheaper to heat and cosier for our smaller numbers. Our monthly evening service is more thoughtful and much appreciated, with fellowship afterwards.
We have a parent and toddler group - SPROGS - which has been running for 12 years. It is quite a small group- and it takes place on a Wednesday afternoon 1.15 - 2.45 during term time. The circuit children's worker Claire does a craft and story time each week, but otherwise it has been run by volunteers. We try to do a MessySprogs 2 or 3 times a year using the upstairs rooms.. For information, see the Sprogs pages on mumsnet & netmums.
Our main activities apart from the above are the monthly cake stall at the Palace. This started purely as a fund raiser but has evolved into a time of fellowship. There is opportunity to post a prayer request, and we always give some cakes away to anybody deemed to be in need of a 'cake hug' - not necessarily part of our congregation. And the monthly Friday afternoon Cafe held at the church.
The Community room is home to Co-op Guild ladies group, (Hospice) Hope cafe and Ibstock Community choir
We have a garden area to the rear of the chapel with a ramped access.
We have recently redesigned and refurbished the entrance area and toilet facilities.
People are kept in touch with a bi-monthly newsletter with circulation of 50.
There is a narrow access road to the rear which a car can park on.
The latest copy of the newsletter can be obtained by email from Ro Harding (email@example.com)