A Welcome from our
We would like to welcome you to our fellowship at Bollington Methodist Church.
It is not always easy to enter a church that you have not been in before, but
we are a friendly bunch of people and we hope that you will feel
at home with us.
The aim of our fellowship is to worship and serve
God, through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the presence of
We are committed to care for each other and witness
to our community.
We hope you will find this information useful.
We look forward to getting to know you and sharing with you in our worship to
Yours in Christs service,
Rev. Ruth Jackson
A Brief History
The present Church is the third one to have been
built on the site. The first opened on May 15th
1808 with the present building being dedicated and opened on March
A Sunday School and Day School was built in Water
Street, opening in 1846. This later became the Bollington
Council Day School. The Church built a new Sunday School on
the rocky outcrop behind the present Chapel and this opened in February
The Primitive Methodists, who had worshipped
in their High Street Chapel, joined with the Wesleyans at the Wellington
Road site in 1954, to be followed by the Methodist New Connection,
from Grimshaw Lane, in 1957.
There followed, in that year, a renovation to
the building to modernise the Church. The Sunday School was
sold to the Arts Centre and, during 1983/84, a major re-organisation
was undertaken in the Church. The building was divided horizontally
to create a Church upstairs with a hall, kitchen, toilets, lounge,
office and resource room downstairs. These were dedicated,
and the church re-opened, in September 1984.
The building is an important part of Bollingtons
History and is Grade II listed.
- The People called Methodists Jean Wright
- A Centenary History of the Wesleyan Methodist Church
of Bollington Rev. W. Oliver Lake
These books may be borrowed from the Church Resource
Our Mission Statement
By means of:
- Love and fellowship
We aim to provide a Church which:
Encourages its members
to build each other up
in the wider community
Provides a centre
for active worship
Of course, we are not perfect and do not always
achieve what we set out to do. However, you will be more than welcome
to join us in this quest.
Our Sunday Services are at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday and once a month at
6.30 p.m. Details in the Circuit Plan or
from the Stewards. The Sacrament of the Lords Supper is celebrated
at least monthly, usually on the third Sunday in the month. It is
open to all who love The Lord. Again, details are available in the
Plan or from the Stewards.
Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms should be arranged
with the Minister.
Given below is a list of
our weekday activities. Further information about any of these can
be obtained from the contact shown at the end of each entry. You are
very welcome to join any of these groups or help in an area of
The Parent and Toddler Group meets in the Church every
Tuesday morning from 10.00 11.30 a.m. for play, chat and coffee.
The Wesley Guild holds meetings at 7.45 p.m. in the Church
Lounge on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month from September
to April. A varied programme of devotional, cultural and social
activities is offered.
The Friendship Circle is a group of ladies which meets for
fellowship at 2.30 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year.
A visiting speaker is often invited but other activities are also
The Music Fellowship meets weekly in the homes of members
for fellowship and rehearsal. The Fellowship leads singing at the
Sunday Services and, from time to time, performs special
A Prayer Triplet meets on Monday mornings in a variety of
homes. The group remembers in its prayers of thanks and intercession
people who, for a variety of reasons, are brought to mind.
The premises are used
by some groups not connected to the Church but who will welcome
Church members to their meetings.
for 3 5 year olds is held each weekday morning from 9 a.m. to
midday during school terms.
The Guides and Brownies use the premises as follows: -
Guides Mondays at 6.30 p.m., Brownies Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
The Womens Institute meets on the second Monday of each
month at 7.30 p.m.