Methodist Church, Colchester has a range of activities which are
demonstrated on the links from this page. Anybody wanting more
information should contact the church on 01206 572061 or the
Minister, Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead on 01206 573061. Castle is a
member of the Colchester Methodist Circuit.
Services are held every Sunday morning at 10.30 am. Evening
services are shared with members of the Town Centre Parish and are
held at 6.30 pm, or 4.30 pm in January and February each year. For
details of who the preachers are the Circuit Plan should be visited,
this can be found at Circuit Plan.
The address of the church is, Maidenburgh Street,
Colchester CO1 1TT.
Maidenburgh Street is located at the
lower end of the High Street and is a narrow street between the
British Heart Foundation shop and the Conservative Club which has a
newsagents shop located on the ground floor of that
Located next to the world famous Colchester Castle,
Castle Methodist Church is built on a site which was originally
occupied by the 'great round meeting house', built at the time that
John Wesley was travelling round the country, forming societies and
preaching. He visited Colchester on a number of occasions and
preached in the 'great round meeting house'. The pulpit used by him
survives and is on display in the church.
The present building was brought into use in 1970 when the
existing site at Culver Street was taken over by developers. British
Home Stores now occupies the Culver Street site.
To find out more about the Methodist Church in Great Britain
generally please visit The Methodist Church of Great Britain
The Minister of the church, Rev'd.
Catherine Bowstead. Catherine had been in ministry for several years
before she began her work at Castle in September 2004.
There are a wide range of activities take place in the Church
each week, as can be seen from the links available from this page.
Sunday services are held at 10.30 am and 6.30 pm. Holy Communion
normally takes place on the first Sunday of each month during the
morning service and on the third Sunday at the evening service. .
The Church has a covenant of co-operation with the Anglican town
centre parish consisting of St. Botolph's and St. Peter's Church's.
The evening service at 6.30 pm on the second Sunday of each Month
is normally held at St. Botolphs and on the fourth Sunday at St.
Peter's. On the first and third Sunday of each Month the evening
service is held at Castle Methodist Church. In January and February
evening services are normally held at 4.00 pm followed by a tea.
Where there is a fifth Sunday, arrangements are announced and
published on notice boards.
To contact the Church, or the Minister via the church please
telephone (0)1206 572061. If nobody is present please leave a
message and you will be called back as soon as possible. The Church
office is manned on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and there is
always somebody present on Saturday mornings. The 'phone is unlikely
to be answered during service times.
Coffee mornings are held between 10.00 am and midday on
Saturdays. Anybody wanting to make contact, or just wanting
refreshment is welcome to come to the church lounge (accessible from
the car park) on these mornings. A charity sale often accompanies
the coffee morning.
If you would like to read more about the
Mission and Vision of Castle Methodist Church, please click
here. This will open a separate page, to
return to this page just close the Mission and vision page.
Evening Activities include Boys
Brigade on Tuesday evenings and Guides on
Weekday daytime events include Women's
Fellowship on Tuesdays and a Senior Citizens group on Thursday