Castle Methodist Church - Colchester

Castle Methodist Church - Colchester
Located in the centre of Colchester, serving a wider population
Providing a worship and educational resource for the whole community

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Boys' Brigade

 

Guides

 

Womens Fellowship

 

Senior Citizens

 

Womens' Get-Together

 

Sunday Worship

 

Alpha Courses

 

Ministers and Preachers

 

Coffee Mornings

 

Outreach Team

 

Young Peoples Fellowship

 

Church Council

 
 

Christian Aid

 

Fairtrade

 

Renting of meeting rooms

 

Bookstall and library

 

Covenants with other Church communities

 

Home Page
Covenants with other Church communities
Bookstall and library
Renting of meeting rooms
Church Council
Young Peoples Fellowship
Outreach Team
Coffee Mornings
Ministers and Preachers
Alpha Courses
Sunday Worship
Womens' Get Together
Senior Citizens
Womens Fellowship
Guides
Fairtrade
Christian Aid
Boys' Brigade

 

During the time of the ‘Great Revival’ people grouped together into Religious Societies, from these the small bands of three or four class meetings developed.

In 1738 John Wesley made the first rules, they were to meet together every week, there were to be no less than five and no more than ten people; these were the inner circle of the Methodist Societies. Leaders were appointed and classes where held in all sorts of places from farm kitchens to coal-mines. The leaders kept the names of members in a little book and every quarter each received a ticket of membership. The idea in Wesley’s mind was 'to hold together the people who were beginning to share a common experience of the risen Christ in their hearts'. The singing of Charles Wesley’s hymns also helped to keep the small bands together, as there had been no hymn singing in the Anglican Church previous to the ‘Revival’

Our House groups at Castle meet once a month, at various times and in different areas of Colchester, where a variety of subjects are discussed and the fellowship of other Christians is a valued part of the meeting. They are still cared for by Group Leaders, but we only receive our membership tickets once a year.

You will find details of these meetings on the Church notice board and they are also advertised in the weekly notices.

If you would like to join in a group meeting please ask a steward for more details.