Welcome to Rev Joseph Neil Adams

Rev Joe Adams
I am a Methodist not by birth but by a combination of accident and choice!
I’ll tell you more when we meet 🙂
The Wesley’s love of music, open theology and pursuit of scriptural holiness have kept me within the Methodist Church where I definitely feel I belong.
The practical personal discipleship of prayer and fellowship within Class meetings John Wesley began remain deeply relevant in the 21st Century, and if we could rediscover the enthusiasm that burned in our denomination before we could bring fresh hope to our communities as we join in with the work of the Kingdom of God.
My greatest honour so far in life has been to be Dad to four children and I am immensely proud of them. My second grand daughter will God willing be born in May this year. My first granddaughter has just celebrated her third birthday.
Sport is massively important to me and I am a very passionate supporter of my home town Football Club Wolverhampton Wanderers where I have held a season ticket for many of the last 30+ years.
I enjoy many differing pastimes including the big four C’s – comedy, cinema, cooking and cars!
I am deeply happy to have been matched with the Colchester Circuit, and am really looking forward to starting this next chapter of my life and Ministry with you. God is good, and together we have the wonderful privilege of joining in with Him in the work of God’s Kingdom; living laughing and learning together we will see the glory of our Lord. It’s going to be fun!

Step Out For Children Sponsored Walk June 2019

Walking BootsThank you to all who supported the ‘Step Out for Children’ Sponsored Walk for Action for Children on Saturday, 8th June 2019 either by sponsoring walkers or by walking.

It was an enjoyable time even though the weather was little showery and a total of £673.35 was raised – a magnificent sum.

We are grateful to Peter Broom for allowing us the use of his home and, along with Christine Firmin, providing us with light refreshments after the walk.

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For more information about Action for Children, please visit their website.

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Better Together 28 04 2019

Sunday 28th April 2019.

Better Together Circuit Service.

On Sunday 28th April 2019 we delighted in a Circuit Service where all of the Methodist Churches in Colchester joined together as part of a weekend of activities with the aim of being Better Together.

 We love because he first loved us

Our Acting Superintendent Rev Ken Chalmers, and Supernumerary Minister Rev Paul Howes led our Worship. Our guest minister, the Rev Richard Hardy from Cardiff, who had led our Better Together Workshop on Saturday, was our preacher and brought us the message based upon 1 John chapter 4  verse 19 “We love because he first loved us”, and it can be heard here.


Richard is a director of The Entheos Trust.  You can learn more about him and The Entheos Trust from their website. www.theentheostrust.org


Order of Service for 28th April 2019.


Call to Worship.

Singing The Faith No. 94 “To God be the Glory”.

Talk with the Children.

Prayers of Approach.

The Lord’s Prayer.

Singing The Faith No. 430 “My lips shall praise you”.

Reading: John chapter 20 verses 26 to 31.

Feedback / Review of Saturday’s ‘Better Together’ Workshop.

Singing The Faith No. 615 “Let love be real”.

Reading: 1 John chapter 4 verses 7 to 19.

Sermon : We love because he first loved us.

Singing The Faith No. 424 “God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name”.

Intercessions (punctuated with STF No. 783 “Ubi Caritas”).

Offering and Dedication.

Singing The Faith No. 503 “Love divine, all loves excelling”.

Blessing and Dismissal.

Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary by John Stanley.

Circuit Service 20 01 2019

Sunday 20th January 2019.

A Circuit Service where all of the Churches in the Colchester Methodist Circuit came together to worship.

To lead our Morning Service we welcomed
Rev Ken Chalmers, Rev Paul Howes,
and Rev Ron Smith.

Our hymns were:-

Abba Father, let me be.
Jesus be the centre.
There is a redeemer.
Will you come and follow me.
I will offer up my life in spirit and truth.
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided.
Captain of Israel’s host, and Guide.

Our readings were from:-

Jeremiah Chapter 29 verses 10-14.
John chapter 16 verses 12-16.

The sermon was about how we are Better Together With God, and can be heard here.

Contemporary Worship 2019

We gather together each month to enjoy a Contemporary Style of Worship with songs old and new for the life we share.

The service planned for 6:30pm on January 27th has been cancelled.

Services will take place:-

at The Ark Methodist Church on Sunday 24th February 2019 at 6:30pm.

at Lexden Methodist Church on Sunday 24th March 2019 at 6:30pm.

at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 28th April 2019 at 6:30pm.

at The Ark Methodist Church on Sunday 26th May 2019 at 6:30pm.