At Hanham Methodist Church you are assured always of a warm welcome.
The Church is situated in Hanham, South Gloucestershire, on the outskirts of Bristol. We are part of the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit, which itself belongs to the Bristol District and pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly church. Close to the Church is the World Methodist Heritage Site - Hanham Mount. We are currently seeking an organist to be available for Sunday morning services and anyone wishing to apply for this paid position can find more detail on the 'information' tab within this web-site. We also welcome enquiries from anyone willing to help us on a rota basis. More detail about the Church and its activities is found below and within this web-site.
WELCOME FROM THE MINISTER - REV ANDREW PROUT
May I first of all welcome you to Hanham Methodist Church. You have come to a vibrant Church with a vibrant history. The area itself is of great historic significance with the green lighted beacon on Hanham Mount marking the location of free-church preaching in the 18th century, and where John Wesley, the founding father of Methodism was first inspired to preach in the open air in 1739. The Church itself, originally known as Ebenezer Methodist Church, was built in 1851 by local collier families and labourers. Since then it has undergone a number of substantial transformations and developments.
Most notably it combined with High Street Methodist Church in 1965, an earlier church (demolished on their joining together) which founded and oversaw the running of both Samuel White’s Infant School and Hanham Youth Club before each were subsequently taken on by the Local Authority. The Youth Centre now stands on the site where the old High Street Church once stood.
When the two churches came together, Hanham Methodist Church, as we know it today, was effectively born. In 1978 major building work took place which resulted in the refurbishment of the Church. The five halls built in 1961 (now with new kitchen and toilet facilities recently added) allow the Church to be a home for numerous community and church groups, many of which you can read about in this pack.
Hanham Methodist, inspired by God’s love and grace, seeks to be an inclusive church at the heart of the community, with a vision for the world, a welcome for all, and most importantly God and Christ at the centre.
Its members see their mission as to worship God, to respond to His love by following the example of Jesus, and with the help of the Holy Spirit to serve our neighbour, to share the gospel, and to encourage Christian commitment and discipleship.
The Church is part of the Methodist Church in Great Britain which has declared its own calling as to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.
I draw your attention to all the activities listed on this web-site and in our welcome booklet. Please note the times for our regular services. In both our worship and activities we try to provide something for all age groups.
If you have any questions about the Church please do not hesitate to contact me. I would also be pleased at any time to speak to any individual who wishes to know more about the Christian faith. Finally, if you are new to the Church please do make yourself known to me or to one of the Church Stewards. We are always pleased to see new people in our midst and hope this web-site and our welcome booklet provide a helpful source of information to both you and existing members of our Church. However long or short your stay in Hanham we pray God’s blessing and peace upon you.
Rev Andrew Prout – Minister
PS: Also look out for the weekly notice sheets and the monthly magazine which give up to date details of activities and services.