|Address||Chapel Street, Pelsall, Walsall, WS3 4LN (Click for Google map)|
|Minister||Rev. Elizabeth Dunning|
|Contact Details||01922 445802 or use our Contact Form|
|Services||10.45am and 6.15pm|
|Further information||Since 1970 there has been only one Methodist Church in the village. That was the year when the former Paradise and Central congregations, which had come together in 1967, took up residence in a new building on the site of the 19th Century Methodist school. The new church building was grafted very successfully on to the old school building, with the result that there is ample space for the many community activities which go on regularly, while the worship area itself is light and airy, unplastered facing-brick walls now beautifully adorned with colourful banners made, and displayed in rotation according to season and topicality, by members of the church. For the grand occasions there is a large crush hall with a partition which can be opened to accommodate extra visitors.
The sense of family is reinforced by the variety of weekly activities which have been a regular part of the church’s life: Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides meet to engage the enthusiasm and energy of youngsters from 6 to 16-plus (plus a good many years in some cases!); Women’s Fellowship and Ladies’ Circle, and a club for retired gentlemen (where retired gentlemen are also admitted if they behave themselves!); a Toddlers’ group meets two mornings a week, and we have an Orchestra and a Music Society. The premises are also used from time to time by local societies for special occasions such as the annual Carnival.
Sunday services attract over 50 worshippers at the 10.45am service while the 6.15pm service has a smaller nucleus but offers an opportunity for quiet reflection. Once a month (on the third Sunday) we hold our Breakfast Church which begins at about 10.15am ith a continental breakfast, followed by an interactive time of worship. CCLI licensing allows for the many and varied ways in which worship can be shared through sound and vision. Hymn words, Bible readings and prayers can be displayed, along with any other pictures, text, music or sound a preacher might wish to employ. Bible Study is offered regularly in the homes of our congregational members. Cafe Praise, on Saturday evenings, is a very informal (and popular) alternative worship style which takes place five or six times a year. Additional special services such as our Christingle Service, school Harvest Festival, and Blue Christmas services all welcome the local community into our church.