By Sarah Smith
The service at Falmouth Methodist Church today was led by Local Preacher Miss Jean Whetham and began with a call to worship including the phrase, ‘grace to help in time of need’ and this became the trope for the service.
The Church on the Moor
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Falmouth Methodist Church - Fulfilling our Mission in the Community
Every Sunday at 10.30am there are services. Normally these are held in the main worship area upstairs. On the first Sunday of each month we meet at 10.00am for breakfast, then divide into a traditional service, held in the Memorial Chapel, and Café Worship, which takes place in the Wesley Hall. On all other Sundays, tea and coffee are served downstairs after the service. Our Memorial Chapel is open most days for private prayer. You can also watch our services on YouTube.
We are a collection point for the local Foodbank. The town’s Street Pastors are based at the church and go out on Friday and Saturday nights. Our building is used by other organisations and services, for example, for counselling and for local choirs, Guides and Cubs. We respond to need in the world through our giving, and, as an example, during Lent 2019, we raised enough for 3 emergency tents (around £1,000) for Shelterbox under their ‘Tent for Lent’ scheme. Coffee mornings are held during the week, which offer friendship as well as refreshment.
Bible Study is held fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon in the Memorial Chapel. There are other groups that meet regularly in people’s homes.
Currently, we are embarking on an ambitious Regeneration Project that will bring our buildings up to date and make them fit for use in the 21st Century. We hope to complete the scheme in three main phases over a period of about 5 years. The cost will be over £1,000,000, which we are trying to find through grants as well as local fundraising. We are taking the opportunity to see where God is leading us in regenerating ourselves as a church to serve the needs of the people of the town in the future.
We are a gathered church. Few members of our congregation live within easy walking distance, and some live in surrounding villages. We seek to offer a style of worship that is accessible to a wide variety of people, with high quality music led by our organist or our Café Worship band. We are seeking to be an outward looking church, ever mindful of the community outside our doors.
Falmouth Methodist Church is a church that is well established in the local community and rooted in its history. It values that heritage. However, it is also a church for today, seeking to serve the needs of the present-day people of Falmouth, and to be a living presence in the civic hub of the town.
By Andrew Mumford
During lockdown, we have been unable to use our church premises. However, no-one told the pigeons that, and they created a huge mess in the two yards to the side of the building. This needed clearing before we resumed our activities, and a gang of volunteers set to and did a magnificent job clearing all the rubbish out. Bin bag after bin bag was filled, until both yards were clean and tidy - better than they have looked for ages.
By Sarah Smith
He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
With beautiful afternoon sun and in strict covid-safe conditions the Falmouth and Gwennap Methodist Circuit met for an Easter service at Gwennap Pit this afternoon. This large outdoor facility allowed for social distancing in lovely surroundings with the hum of bird song and a mostly blue sky. What more could we ask for our Easter service?