Bull Lane, Ketton PE9 3TB
Minister: Rev Andy Fyall 01780 762282
KETTON METHODIST CHURCH
We are a small Village Chapel with a big heart whose mission is growing with various forms of outreach, working closely alongside St Mary’s and Tinwell Parish Churches as well as the local Church Of England Primary School. Our Chapel was refurbished in 2013 and we are greatly blessed in that we have a light airy worship space which can be re-configured for various worship activities as well as for open Village Coffee mornings. Our Cross is very special in that one of our members designed it and using wood from some of the old pews it was then made by a local carpenter.
Our main Sunday service is always held at 6.00 pm. We are blessed with two wonderful organists and Ketton Methodists are always in fine voice, so do come along and join us one evening. A warm welcome awaits, and on the first Sunday of the month we always share refreshments after the service.
We hold a Men’s Breakfast bi-monthly, and on the second Sunday of each month we have Messy Church at 10.00 am in our Chapel. We hold a Monthly Service at 3.00pm on the second Sunday of each month at our local Chater Lodge Care Home, where the residents greatly appreciate the Spiritual support of our members.
Each year we hold two Community Coffee mornings. In February our famous Pancake Morning (come along and toss your own pancake if you want!) is always the first Saturday before Lent. Our Mince Pie Morning is on the first Saturday in Advent. Both are in aid of Charity, and over the years a great deal of money has been raised for various charities but in particular the Sue Ryder Hospice at Peterborough.
On the third Wednesday of each month (excluding July, August and December) we hold a very popular and welcome Soup Lunch in our Methodist School room from 12.00 – 1.30 pm.
People attend from all over the village and it provides a valuable community space for people to meet and share time together. We offer a selection of beautiful home-made soup; fresh bread from our local baker; cheese, biscuits and fruit and a cup of tea or coffee. There is no charge but donations for Charity are welcome and over the past eight years we have given nearly £4000 to many different organisations. Where possible we always try to respond to an immediate crisis in the world.
Our premises are used regularly for:
‘Jack and Jill’ Toddler group where our members support the families - making drinks and generally being on hand to help.
‘Derby and Joan’ Club which is held fortnightly on a Thursday. These are very lively sessions and over the years have included some very interesting and challenging speakers, as well as Outings; Coffee mornings; Strawberry teas and Christmas lunch.
Women’s Institute gatherings
Circuit Activities – Quiet Days, Circuit Praise, Circuit services and Local Preachers' Meetings.
Each week during term time a small team of Methodist members support the local C of E Primary School with JAM (Jesus and Me) lunchtime Club with fun worship, Bible stories, songs and crafts.