News and Coming Up

The funeral of Maureen Brown will be at Westerleigh on Thursday 27th June at 2:30pm but is for family only. There will be a memorial service, open to all, at KMC at 3:30 followed by refreshments.

 Today’s service (16th) is the last Chris Spencer will lead at KMC before he moves to North Wales in August.

 Gift Day has, so far, raised £1,966 but it is not too late to give. Indeed, it is never too late to give. Please bear in mind that last year Gift Day raised £3.900.

 Next Saturday is the Church Summer Fayre and there are various ways in which you can support it. One is to come and spend some money whilst another is to let family and friends know about it and encourage them to come. Can you help for a while on one of the stalls or can you provide refreshments such as filled rolls and scones for the cream tea? There is a list at the back of the church where you can indicate what you are providing. Also, we have a plant stall but no plants to go on it! Please see Sam Skuse if you can help,

 The Leadership Team met on Monday (10th) and discussed the following: the new introit before worship, fire safety, Ockys legacy, Gift Day receipts, the new Freedom Church, AV systems, new heating system, Church Council, prayer area and access to the building.

 Church Council, when it met on Thursday (13th), approved the purchase of a new heating system which we hope will be installed in August. Council also approved the setting up of a Property Sub Committee which will, initially. oversee various maintenance projects to be completed in the next few months. These include work on the graveyard, work on exterior walls, refurbishment of the toilets and new flooring in the dirty kitchen.

 It is appreciated that not everyone is happy with the introit we are now singing before worship. This is not intended to be a long-term proposition and it will change again in a few months’ time. Is there something you would like sung? In the meantime, could we try to concentrate on the words and what they mean.

 This years Bible Holiday Club will run from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August, 9:45am to 12:30 each day. It is for children aged 5 to 11 years and costs £7 per child. The theme is Jungle Jamboree (and Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm will be bringing some animals to us on one day) and we will be sharing 5 different parables with the children. Advance registration is necessary. There are adverts and fliers around the church.

 The 17th to 23rd June is Refugee Week, where we celebrate the contribution of refugees and migrants in our communities.


The purpose of Kingswood Methodist Church is to respond to God's Love in Christ and to live out that love in God's world.