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.

Coffee, Craft  and Chat 10 am to 12 noon FORTNIGHTLY from 17/01/2017
Next Meeting  21st November 2017.
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
Tuesday  15th August at 10.00 am “Coffee, Craft and Chat.  Meets every other Tuesday.
So next few dates 12th September, 26th September, 10th October, 24th October.
See you there!
Saturday February 10th Valentine Pancakes & Coffee Morning
Friday 9th March    Quiz Evening
Friday 27th April     Skittles Evening
Saturday 12th May     Spring Fair
Saturday 14th July     Strawberry Fair
Saturday 29th September     Macmillan Coffee Morning
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.
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.

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