Abseiling Action

On Sunday 7th April One of Members will be abseiling down the Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth in Aid of Action for Children.

If you wish to sponsor him please see


If you would prefer to sponsor  on paper  please ask to be introduced at Jammy Church or after the Sunday service.

More details about the spinnaker tower and what this involves can be found at


More details about Action for Children can be found at





Do you know your psalms ?

Timeline - Feb '19 (13)

Jammy Church on Saturday 9th March is all about the book of Psalms.There are 150 Psalms in the book, so the session will not be dealing with all of them.Psalm 23 , the Lord is my Shepherd is probably the best known Psalm.

Jammy Church is our Monthly exploratory session, which involves Worship, Craft, Singing and Food. It takes place between 10.30 and 12.30 a.m. in the Hall. It is suitable for all ages,  but please ensure that children are accompanied.  If you would like some food it is helpful if you arrive before 11 a.m. so we can get our catering right.  Jammy Church celebrated its 8th Birthday in February, when a cake was enjoyed.

The Picture above is the Bible timeline which was constructed at Februarys Jammy Church.

Plant Sale and Spring Fayre

You are invited to our Plant Sale and Spring Fayre, this event will take place on Saturday 4th May between 10.00-2pm. Stalls and attractions so far arranged are as follows:-

Plants – annuals, perennials, Summer pots, veg plants.
Pamper Hampers
Jewellery & bags
Cakes & preserves
Chocolate tombola
Potty Peggys Crafts

Yellow & Green stall
£1 stall
Bits & Bobs
Recipe Books

There will be more stalls yet. details will be added to this site nearer the time.
There is no charge for admission for this event so why not come along and see what we have to offer.

The Pictures above where taken at previous Fayres.

The Bible Timeline

At the next Jammy Church on Saturday 9th February,  a bible timeline will be made. We will be investigating the order that some of the books and characters of the bible fall into  in relation to other historical events. The investigation will take the form of Crafting, Singing, Worship and Food.

This  activity  will take place in the Hall between 10.30 and 12.30 on that date. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what we are up to, we request that all children are accompanied. If you would like to join us for the food we would be grateful if you arrive before 11 a.m. so that we can get the Catering correct.

The pictures above have been taken at previous Jammy Churches

In addition to previous blogs on this site more about Jammy Church can be found at


Concert for MAF

On Saturday 2nd March Cathy Burton a  well known Christian Singer Songwriter will be singing in our Church at a Concert in Aid of Mission Aviation Fellowship.

The concert will Start at 7.30 p.m.(The doors will open at 7 p.m.). There is no charge for entry, but donations for MAF would be gratefully appreciated.

Refreshments will be available halfway through the concert for  a small charge.

MAF is one of our church charities more can be found about them at



details about this concert including a  photograph of Cathy Burton

can be found on the Churches Facebook page at



Can we learn from the North East ?

On Friday 1st February at 7.30 p.m. there will be a meeting in the Hall to discuss the report “Methodism in the North-East’ and its relevance to Hedge End Methodist Church.

The Connexion invited the Revd Dr Stephen Skuce to study the 294 churches in the Newcastle and Darlington Districts; the trend of reduced attendance was widespread both on Sundays and weekdays, but a few churches, large and small, urban and rural, were growing numerically. The study assesses the characteristics of these growing churches.

Dr Skuce presented his findings to our District Synod – come along and see what we can learn from the study and how we can apply change within our own Methodist community

It will be informal,– anyone can attend – the Stewards would welcome your views.

Copies of the Report Summary, ‘Leading Together in Growing Methodist Churches’ can be e-mailed to you in advance – just ask any Steward.

World Day of Prayer 2019


This Service is run by Churches together in Hedge End and Botley as part of the World day of prayer. The idea of  World day of prayer is that identical services take place in the same 24 hour period throughout the world. This year the service has been arranged by the Women of Slovenia . In  recent years the Women of  Suriname, The  Phillipines, Cuba, The  Bahamas and Egypt have arranged the service.  In previous years these arrangements have been known as the women’s world day of Prayer.

The Women’s World Day of Prayer was started by a group of Methodists and Presbyterians in America in 1887, the first service in England was held in 1932.

More details of the National Movement can be found on there website at


This years service will take place at All Saints Church Botley on Friday 1st March  starting at 7.30 p.m.

The Theme for the service is “Come Everything is ready”. Everyone is welcome.

In preparation for the service a bible study will take place at St Lukes Church on Monday 4th  February starting at 10.00 and finishing around 12 p.m.  The doors will be open for refreshments from 9.30 a.m. . The Study will be led by Rev Linda Gilpin of St James Church West End.

The picture above shows the programme for last years service.

Afternoon Service 20th January

On Sunday 20th January at 3 p.m.  Hedge End Methodist Church will be hosting the Churches together in Hedge End, West End and Botley service to mark the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The week of Prayer is always from 18th to 25th January no matter what days of the week this falls on.  This service will be conducted by our Minister Rev Arthur Cowburn and Deacon Carole Smith.

This service is based on a theme chosen by the Churches of Indonesia and promoted by Churches together in Britain and Ireland.  This years theme is from Deuteronomy chapter 16: verses 18-20 which begins “Justice, and only justice you shall pursue”. More about the week of Prayer can be found at


More about Churches together in Hedge End, West End and Botley  can be found at


Please note that the normal morning service will also be taking place and we will be welcoming Mr Steven Judd to lead us.

Susanna Wesley

20th January 2019 marks 350 years from the birth of Susanna Wesley, the mother of John and Charles Wesley.  This is being Commemorated  by a Prayer Vigil at Epworth Old Rectory ( The Wesley family home ) and by a service at the Wesley Chapel in London taken by Mrs Jill Baker the Former Vice President of the Methodist Church.  The service takes place at 11 a.m.  Following the service A Pilgrimage will take place  starting and ending at the Wesley Chapel taking in her birthplace in Spitalfields and her burial site at bunhill fields .

More about the Wesley Chapel  can be found at


and in an article on this site

Wesley Chapel and Home

The President of Methodist Women in Britain (Sandra Goodwin) has written about these events on her blog this can be found at


Mrs Jill Baker visited our Church in July 2017 more about this can be found on this site at

Visit of Mrs Jill Baker Vice President of the Methodist Conference



Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.