Essington Wood


Address Bursnips Road, WV11 2RE (Click for Google map)
Minister Rev. Graham Slingo
Contact Details 01922 497748 or use our Contact Form
Services Sunday Worship is held at 10.30am

Midweek worship on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.00 pm.

Activities Weekly at Essington Wood.

Yoga 7-9 pm
Coffee, Craft  and Chat 10 am to 12 noon FORTNIGHTLY from 17/01/2017
Next Meeting  14th April 2018.
Table Tennis    7 – 9 pm
Yoga.  7 – 9 pm
“Toddler Sense Group”    8.00-1.00
 A group for children between 1 and 3 years
“Kids Club” (Age 5+) 6.30 – 8.30
Activities include Games, Crafts and Computers.
 On the 3rd Thursday of each month there is a Church Service at 7 pm in which the Children take part.  It is well supported by Parents and Church Members.  Everyone is welcome, including little ‘kids’, big ‘kids and ‘recycled’ kids!
 Hiring the Halls
Both Halls are available for hire.
Please contact Paul Onions on 01922 403160
to book.
Further information
 “Coffee, Craft and Chat”  meets every other Tuesday from 10.00 am.
Come along and make new friends – and don’t worry if you don’t do craft – just come for a coffee.
So next few dates are Tuesday 10th April, Tuesday 24th April, Tuesday 8th May, Tuesday 22nd May etc.
We look forward to seeing you at some or all of these events and thank you for all your support.
Stop Press
We are currently planning a building scheme which will extend the kitchen and provide direct access to the improved toilets from all parts of the premises.  We will create an enlarged reception lobby to the Worship Area and replace the windows and carpet in the main hall.  We believe that this will improve our opportunities for Mission in the community Your continued support for this project is greatly appreciated.
Now that we have received a large grant from Veolia Landfill, we are in the position of being able to start work within the next week or so.  We thank Veolia, the other grant making trusts (The Methodist Church, Methodist Insurance and Allchurches Trust), and all our local friends who have helped us to get this far.  Look out for a celebration weekend later in the year.
In relation to the above, we have been given a large number of locks from Squires the lock-makers, to sell to raise funds for the scheme.  There are a good number of cycle locks, motorcycle locks, padlocks of all sizes and two secure garage locks.
If you need a lock at a very reasonable price please contact Roger Moore at 01922 421333 or Graham Jukes at 01922  402931.  All proceeds will go the the Building Fund.
20/06/2018 – The builders are well on with the job – they have finished the outside work and are now working on the inside.
The re-opening has been fixed for Saturday 15th September at 12.00. our new Superintent Minister, the Rev. Jem Hawkins will conduct the opening ceremony.

Longevity and consistency are perhaps the two words that most adequately describe Essington Wood, that since its foundation in 1834 it has maintained a membership of around 30 country dwellers who may have their origin in a house-group set up by John Wesley himself who was known to have connections at Bentley and Hilton and may have passed through the present village of Essington which lies just 2 miles away from J 11 of M6.The original building was set up on a generous sized piece of land, possibly donated by a local farmer, and took a major step forward in 1883 when the original round structure was replaced by a larger building fronting Bursnips Road and containing a worship centre and school room.  A smaller Sunday School room and a fairly primitive kitchen was added in the 1920’s and served the neighbourhood well until 1978 when the present building was completed with a worship centre seating up to 60 people, a hall that will accommodate a further 150 people and the ‘Alec Room’ (an all-purpose addition in memory  of Alec Birch who gave a lifetime of service covering most of the twentieth century). 

Sunday Worship is now held at 10.30am and witness has been strengthened in the last few years by the influx of several members of the other Essington Methodist Church, Allens Rough, which closed in 2005 after serving their part of the neighbourhood since 1906.
Following the closure of New Invention Methodist Church in 2015, the majority of the members also joined Essington Wood