Banwell Methodist Church is situated on the main road, the A371, opposite the Post Office, in the centre of the village. There is
a small car park to the front and side of the church capable of holding 10 cars. Additional car parking can be found in the village
car park approximately 200 yards further along West Street, opposite the village school. Entrance to the church is via the steps to
the front door, or the side door via a ramp for disabled access. Help negotiating the traffic safely, and crossing the road on leaving
the church after a service is always available. Once inside the building, all area’s are on one level.
The church has a small dais
lectern and a small lectern with microphones. A radio microphone is also available upon request. Music is from either the pipe organ,
the piano or both. Members of the congregation are willing to read lessons when asked, and Worship Leaders are available to assist
preachers with services. The Good News Pew Bible is in use along with Hymns and Psalms, Mission Praise One and New Hymns & Worship.
The Methodist Service Book for Holy Communion is also in use. A weekly newsletter is produced giving information about preachers,
services, prayer points and forthcoming local and circuit events. Information in advance to Eric Small via e mail, if possible, to
ericjsmall *hotmail.com or telephone 01934 823417. Hymns in advance also to Eric. It is our custom for morning service, for a member
of the congregation to choose the second hymn, and for a member to read a small passage of scripture prior to the commencement of
worship. A warm welcome and fellowship await all who visit us.
The village of Banwell is on the A371, the Weston-super-Mare to Wells
Road, about 7 miles from the centre of Weston. Our main claim to fame, as a village, is the notorious traffic jams due to the very
narrow roads. Our church sits at a point where the road narrows to single file on a bend in the road, hence the assistance on leaving
We have sectional services with our friends at Churchill and Congresbury, and we have links with our Anglican
colleagues at St. Andrews church in our village. We are involved with the village through ecumenical services and events such as Harvest
Home, Remembrance Day, Carnival Week, Holiday at Home and Lent Groups and our members are involved in numerous clubs and groups operating
in the village.
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