The Easter weekend already seems a long time ago, but its message of new life continues to be celebrated. One of our members appeared on BBC TV on Easter Sunday singing her heart out with a choir at Bristol’s New Room, one of the earliest and most well‐known buildings in the history of the Methodist Church. The programme was co‐presented by Karen Gibson, famous for conducting the Kingdom Gospel choir which sang at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Some members of Shire Methodist church shared tea and chat (and an obligatory selfie!) with her during the filming.
Just before Easter Sunday, we enjoyed sharing the message of Good Friday in a walk around the village with friends from other churches, some even wearing costume! We celebrated the start of Easter itself with songs and prayers in Shirehampton Park in the early sunshine of Easter Sunday, followed by a delicious breakfast provided by our friends at St Mary’s.
We continue to meet with our friends from other local churches on the second Sunday of every month at 4.45pm to host a short church service at the Cotswold Community Centre, which is followed by refreshments. If a morning church service is not your thing, you are invited to join us there for just what you have been looking for!
Our regular Sunday services, starting at 11am, are in our own building on the High Street and continue to be a great encouragement to our members and visitors alike. We are joined each week by different speakers from around the area. Please note that we won’t be meeting in Shirehampton on 9th June, instead we will be at Sea Mills Methodist Church to share Morning Worship as part of the Sea Mills 100 Celebrations, which looks set to be a wonderful weekend of fun and reminiscing.
On the first Saturday morning of each month, 10am onwards, we host our coffee morning, complete with bacon butties, bacon supplied by Woods, Shire’s well‐known family butcher. Please pop by and give it a try (if you haven’t already)!
You are also invited to attend our free events between 2‐4pm every Monday afternoon (except bank holidays) when we alternate between a film or afternoon tea. Our films range from the old classics like the Ealing Comedies (we showed Kind Hearts and Coronets in May) to recent award‐winners like La La Land. Both are a good opportunity to come and see our new colourful and comfortable seating which has replaced the cinema‐style seats which have given decades of service. If you are interested in buying some of the vintage cinema seats that used to be our church
pews, please get in touch!
Our hall is used by many groups including Weight Watchers, the Dragon Club, Shirehampton Planning Group, the Shire Newspaper and Shirehampton’s new pop‐up market. If you are interested in hiring our premises please contact Bridget Williams (0117 982 0586)
However you are continuing to celebrate the season of Easter, may God’s peace be with you