What Happens at Stanhope Methodist Church
Sunday Services

Sunday morning Worship starts at 10.30am and usually lasts about an hour.

Worship and Prayer:

Sunday 27th May - Ann Bower

Sunday 3rd June   Rev David Hall, Communion

Thursday 7th June, 7.30pm Praise in the Dale, 'Tell the Story, be the Story' 

Sunday 10th June   Richard Morris

Sunday 17th June   Service lead by the Worship Group
Sunday 17th June, 2.30pm, Messy Church

Sunday 24th June   Deacon Sue Peat, Men's Fellowship Service

Sunday 1st July   Rev Robert Fisher, Communion

Thursday 5th July, 7.30pm, Praise in the Dale, 'Waiting for God' 

Sunday 8th July   Rev Ray Anglesea

Sunday 15th July   Service lead by the Worship Group
Sunday 15th July, 2.30pm, Messy Church 

Sunday 22nd July   Helen Edwards
Sunday 22nd July, 6pm Circuit Service

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July, Holiday Club 

Sunday 29th July   Joint service at Wolsingham

Thursday 2nd August, 7.30pm, Praise in the Dale, 'Teddy Bears Picnic' 

Sunday 5th August   Local Arangement

Sunday 12th August    Dorothy Emerson

Sunday 19th August   Service lead by the Worship Group 


Men's Fellowship

The Men's Fellowship was established in October 2005 and has proved to be a very successful venture.

On average between twenty and twenty five members attend - some from the Methodist and Anglican Churches and some with no church connection at all.

The ladies cook a two-course meal for us (cost £7.00) and that is followed by a guest speaker. We start the evening at 7pm and usually finish around 9pm. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from October to May.

In the past we have had some excellent speakers - for example Rev. Graham Carter, ex President of the Methodist Conference; Rev. Leo Osborne, chairman of the Newcastle District and Dr. David Bellamy.

For further information please contact the secretary Frank Bell on 01388 526849.


Messy Church

Over the past year we have run Messy Church (formerly called Family Fun Day) on the 3rd Sunday in the month from 2.30 to 4pm. There are activities, stories, songs and refreshments.  All children aged under 8 years are welcome with an adult. For further information contact Sue on 01388 528245.


Indoor Bowls

We have an indoor bowls club which meets every Wednesday evening at 7pm. The club is currently fully subscribed as we have to restrict numbers due to space. But if you are interested in joining us then please contact Margaret Mckellar 01388 528686.

The club comprises members of the Methodist and Anglican churches and those of no church affiliation. It is our intention to enter a Church team in a local league - when we are good enough. This could take some time!

Bible Study

We meet every fortnight for bible study and fellowship. For more information contact Sue on 01388 528245.


Praise in the Dale

All the Methodist churches in the dale meet together once a month at the chapel in Stanhope at 7.30pm for a joint service. This service will usually take place on the first Thursday of each month.