Morecambe's Methodist Church has 3 sites; we are increasingly working together led by our Mininster Rev. Roy Burley.
This website mostly tells you what is happening at Torrisholme
Our Joint Mission Statement is
“Knowing Jesus, making Jesus known.”
This website carries a page to tell you what is happening at Bare. Click onto their page at the head of this page
Click on this link to visit Wesley's website:
The three Methodist churches in Morecambe share one Minister. We are working towards sharing a lot more. You will be able to chart our progress on this page. A working party called Future of Methodism in Morecambe (FMM), with representatives from each church will be seeking ways that we can develop and grow towards being a single church on three sites. Here is what Rev. Roy has said so far:
Those who were at the Commissioning Service for the Morecambe Ministry Team, may be wondering what is going on, and who does what. Well, I hope that these few words will make things a bit clearer. There are now two teams within the Morecambe section, the Morecambe Ministry Team and, the Future of Methodism in Morecambe Team, (FMM) and they have two very different roles. The Morecambe Ministry Team: has been formed to share the pastoral care among the fellowships in Morecambe. The pastoral visitors of the three Churches, still form the vital link between the fellowship and me as your minister. The ministry team allows a faster response to the needs of people across the section. Therefore, the Reverend Andrew Champley, Sister Vivien Ward and Susan Wilson have been invited to share responsibility of pastoral care across the section. One of the comments that I have heard is that, “There is no representative from Wesley on this group.” That is true, but this is a caring team, and not a planning team, therefore, Rev Andrew is key for Bare, Sister Vivien for Torrisholme, and Susan for Wesley, as she has good links there already. These folks will be operating as and when required; they are there to ensure that pastoral care happens across the section. The Future of Methodism in Morecambe (FMM): I understand this is not a new team and has been around for some time. It has been a group of talk and no action. We know from our own Churches, that the number of members is declining and, with aging congregations,this is likely to continue as things stand.Therefore, FMM is tasked with looking at the Cluster of Methodist Churches in Morecambe and ask, “What can we do together, and are there things that we can do to help the Churches to grow both spiritually and numerically?” This is a huge task; and will not resolve itself overnight.However, we need to recognise:
Remember when Paul wrote his letters to the Churches he wrote, “To the church of God in Corinth,” or “To the churches in Galatia,” and even, “To the saints in Ephesus.” Paul didn’t write to individual Churches, but to the whole Church in one region, In our case he would write, “To the saints in Morecambe.” The FMM team has at least two representatives from each of our three Churches; we have met via Zoom so far over lockdown, but we are hoping to meet together in person soon. The representatives should be reporting back to their own fellowship, what we are talking about and planning. On the horizon, the Eden Project will be coming to Morecambe, as the drama “The Bay,” has increased visitor numbers, These will bring new opportunities for all the Churches. The early Church gathered, “With glad and sincere hearts,” it is my prayer, that the devotion of the early Church may be a catalyst for growth in Morecambe. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
Torrisholme Methodist Church building is now registered for the solemnization of marriages of same sex couples
Ring to learn about the next Messy Church
Come and join us for a family friendly meeting for all ages, with Craft: Stories: Food: Songs: Games and Fun
TORRISHOLME METHODIST CHURCH Norwood Drive, LA4 6LT
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Led by Simon Stewart, the Chaplain at Cornerstone, we meet on Zoom once a month and
agree a manageable section to read.
Soon wee begin
The First Paul by Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg
Please email Liz Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out more.
(Submitted by Linda North- Prayer Buddy Coordinator)
Our prayer buddy is over the next few months will be Calder Vale Methodist Church .
Please remember them in your prayers–
Perhaps you would like to write a prayer for them, if so please forward it to me and I will share it with them.
They will be praying for Torrisholme; I have asked them, on behalf of our church, to pray for our minister and stewards, the ministerial team and for guidance for the way forward as we try to reconnect with the local community and those who have yet to return.
BARE METHODIST CHURCH HALL
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Coffee 10.00 am, Meeting starts at 10.30 a,m.
This is an ecumenical group open to all men of any denomination or none
On the first Wednesday of each month
at 10:00 a.m. at
SEFTON ROAD UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Coffee from 10 and then
10:30 a short ecumenical service with Holy Communion.
All are welcome to join us- we have a varied selection of speakers from all denominations.
"Where two or three gather in my name, I am among them."
Meet for car sharing at
Torrisholme Methodist Church
at 12.45 pm Next date to be arranged
(Walks are usually 3-4 miles finishing at a tea room.)
Contact Peter Sunderland for details.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH,
Middleton Road, Heysham.
We meet at 2:00 p.m.on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month.
The initial subscription remains at £5 but the subscription for each meeting is increased to £3 including refreshments.
A social meeting for ladies of all ages with a varied programme of speakers and events.
Please come and join us
NEW MEMBERS ARE MOST WELCOME
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"God’s inclusive love for all people
The Methodist Church wants every person to know they are valued and yet sometimes we leave people out without noticing. This might include, as examples, people with no income, people who do not have children, people who have mental health issues, or people who work shifts. Our valuing of all people needs to go beyond the legally protected ‘characteristics’ so that we take notice of, listen to and learn from one another across all differences.
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Discover Church at the Margins What does it mean for the Methodist Church to be a justice-seeking church?
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The Inclusive Methodist Church Webpages have gone live, including resources available for people across the Connexion. There will be blogposts, Methodists news, and a video to promote them. I have had a small hand in this work over the past 2 years, that is still on-going. Thank you to those who have generously provided me with their own stories. I will still welcome hearing from you if you have come across or experienced yourself instances of exclusion or marginalisation. Please do promote this work in any way that you can. It is good to see the Methodist Church taking a lead in justice, dignity and solidarity. submitted by Sue Spencer
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We meet at church on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m
We are an ecumenical group, coordinated by Linda. Please feel free to join us in the church for half an hour of quiet prayer.
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by going to the Safeguarding page on this site.
If you need to talk about a Safeguarding issue, please ring our Safeguarding Officer:
Joanne Mather 07775 439 226
Torrisholme Methodist Church,
Torrisholme, Lancs, LA4 6LT
We are near "The Shrimp" roundabout that links A589, B5321, B5275, and Westgate.
turn right, towards Torrisholme village, at the crossroads, just before the traffic lights at the pedestrian crossing, on to Longton Drive. Norwood Drive is the next turning on the right.The building is on the corner.
Take Bay Gateway towards Morecambe and Heysham (indicated by Ferry Terminal signposts). Move across to the right as you approach the traffic lights (close to MacDonalds) towards Morecambe town centre/seafront.
From this point you have joined the A589 from Lancaster, then follow the instructions above..
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