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.


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.


Circuit Service 20 01 2019

Sunday 20th  January 2019

11:00am. A circuit service ‘Better Together’

at Castle Methodist Church, Colchester. CO1 1TT.

Looking to discern vision and instruction as we approach our review of how we might, better together, apply all our God given resources to the priorities He has for us.

Readings will be Jeremiah 29 vs 10-14 and John 16 vs 12-16.