Although earlier Methodists had met in a building further down the road in Silver Street from 1825,
Chapel has a Certificate of Registration for Worship dated 17th September 1866.
While located in a Conservation Area, the building
is not itself listed.
There was once a stone cross on the roof above the church, and large doors behind the pulpit. It has a balcony
typical of many Methodist Churches, but there is more than the usual amount of stained glass. The Sunday School rooms at the rear
of the church seem to have been added or altered at a later date, as the plaque over the door is dated 1873.
The area in front of
the church on the left facing the church was once a pond for washing carts. This was covered over to form a brick-arched reservoir,
which was first mentioned in property deeds of 1821. The reservoir is still there under the lawn to hold approximately 31,500 gallons
of water, but is now empty and owned by Bristol Water.
Extensive refurbishment took place in 2004 to provide a flexible and comfortable
worship area with access for the disabled throughout the ground floor. The footpath to the right of the entrance was altered in 2008
to a ramp for ease of access to the Church and Hall for wheelchairs, pushchairs etc.
Sunday Worship 10.45 am
Occasional Evening Worship 6.30pm
Minister: Rev. Tina Swire
Location: Lambrook Street, BA6 8BY
Morning Services are varied but generally fairly traditional. Holy Communion is celebrated about once per month and
everyone who loves Jesus is welcome to participate. Additionally, our children’s group, JAFFA, meet monthly in the hall for their
own active programme. There is time to enjoy coffee and fellowship each week following the morning service.
An evening Reflective
Service is held monthly (except during the winter). This is a quiet meditative service with opportunities for personal prayer if desired.
These are advertised on our church Facebook page.
The Church has a long established relationship with the MHA sheltered housing scheme of eleven flats and seven bungalows
at Willcox Close in Glastonbury. .
As the result of a legacy from a local GP, Dr Willcox, the Scheme was built in 1972 and run by
a local firm of solicitors with a group of trustees. It was understood however, that if ever the Scheme could no longer be looked
after by its original management then it was to be given to MHA. That handover took place in December 2004.
MHA run two Services for
older people who live in their own homes, a Monday Lunch Club and one to one befriending.
For more information about Willcox Close
contact the manager Peter Baker on 01458 831123 or by
e-mail to Peter.Baker@mha.org.uk
Other Special Services such as 'Café Services' are held from time to time - and are advertised in the local papers and notice boards
and on Facebook.
Other Activities and Information
Tuesdays: The church is open each week for Prayer from 10.30 - 11.00am.
Fellowship for All meets at 2pm at the URC church a short distance down the High Street and run a varied programme.
Home Groups take
place on Thursday evenings Willcox Close Common Room. These are not necessarily weekly. (See Facebook and notices)
Services are held
at 2.30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month at Glastonbury Care Home.
The church publishes a weekly bulletin, the LINK, which gives details
of activities and group meetings. Each week's activities are also posted on the church Facebook page.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GlastonburyMethodistChurch