The friendly congregation of Christians meets regularly for worship in the Church and during the week for prayer and Bible Study in various homes. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and enjoy worshipping Jesus in a spectrum of modern and traditional forms.
The church aims to be accessible to all with both a creche and disabled facilities. Limited parking is available at the front of the church and alternative parking is available in the car park behind the adjacent shops. All are welcome. So if you want to find out more about God’s love for you, or are looking for new church we look forward to meeting you.
Above all, we are committed to following Jesus Christ and living out our faith by sharing the good news of God’s grace in word and action.
If you are investigating Christianity, then please come along on a Sunday morning and find out more.
As part of our service to the local community, we welcome families in both happy and sad moments for Christian services of Baptism, Marriage and Funerals. Please contact the Minister at the church office to discuss.
“Methodists have always been clear that no-one is beyond the reach of God’s love.”
“Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.”
Why do we need salvation?
As human beings we find ourselves part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change.
We may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed, that we wish did not control us.
We may have personalities which are difficult to manage, for instance being prone to despair.
We may be enduring poverty and hardship.
The demands of modern life leave many of us stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless.
Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing us down. We need salvation.
What do Christians believe?
Jesus preached the Gospel – the good news of the Kingdom of God. Through Jesus’ death on the cross, and his resurrection, Christians believe that God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in ourselves. If we accept forgiveness and liberation, and are willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.
Assurance of God’s Love
If we have mixed feelings about faith, or are unsure whether we are feeling the right things, or unable to get away from feelings of guilt, it helps to know that we are not alone.
John Wesley wrestled with difficult feelings on his journey of faith. Although already an ordained minister in the Church of England, he did not feel he was truly loved and forgiven by God until the famous moment described in his journal for 24 May 1738.
John Wesley did not give up on his search – he actually did go and listen, even if very unwillingly. He put himself in the right place, and found that God gave him freely the sense of joy and assurance he was looking for.
Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.
PLEASE NOTE ALL SERVICES AND MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS
Sunday services are held at 10.45 am. For details of upcoming services please view our Calendar & Regular Church Activities page.
Approximately once a quarter, a Circuit Sunday evening service is shared with other churches in our circuit .
Worship is led by a mixture of lay and ordained staff, Ministers, Local Preachers and Worship Leaders and features a variety of worship styles. All of our services have an inclusive and relaxed nature ensuring that new members and visitors feel at home immediately.
Morning Worship – 10:45 am
We use a variety of modern and traditional worship music from Hymn and Psalms, Songs of Fellowship (1-4) and the new Methodist hymn book, Singing The Faith; however, all morning services utilise our large data projector so there’s no need to search through book after book.
Holy Communion is celebrated at one morning service each month.
Art Group: Wednesday, 1:30 pm.
Prayer Meeting: Tuesday, 12:15 pm (2nd & 4th Tuesdays in month)
Lunch Club: Tuesday, 1:00 pm (2nd & 4th Tuesdays in month) (pre booking on Sunday is required)
Wednesday Evening Group: Wednesday. 7.45 pm (2nd & 4th Wednesdays in month) (meetings include worship, charity talks, local history, etc)
For more information, contact Andy at 07722 353487.
Minister: Rev. Sheila Prest is the minister with pastoral charge. She joined the Wirral Methodist Circuit in 2010 having previously served in Pendle, Lancashire. She works with the stewards and Church Council to lead the church.
Stewards: Brenda Mather, Ron Barber, and Margaret Allen.
Rooms for hire
We have rooms for hire throughout the week. We offer clean, warm spaces in various sizes – suitable for anything from parties, fitness classes, discussion groups, dance and music schools. Contact us to find out what we have available and if we can work with your group or business.
For more information, contact Andy at 07722 353487.
News and Events
The future of our Methodist Church at Lower Bebington
After taking note of the remarks made regarding our questionaire, we are discussing the answers which were given us.
We have also invited an architect to give us 3 ideas as to how the church could be improved.
We have now asked for a full survey, including costs.
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MONDAY – POPCATS 9.30 TO 10.30 & 11.00 TO 12.00 / KEEP FIT 14.30 TO 15.30 / YOGA 18.30 TO 19.30 / KEEP FIT 19.00 TO 20.00
TUESDAY – LUNCHEON CLUB (PRE BOOK) 13.00 TO 14.00 (2ND & 4TH TUESDAY IN MONTH) / MANX GROUP (3RD TUESDAY IN MONTH) 14.00 TO 16.00 / PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP 19.15 TO 21.45
WEDNESDAY – CHOIR 10.00 TO 12.00 / ART GROUP 13.30 TO 15.30 / TAE KWONDO 18.30 TO 19.30 / WEG 19.30 TO 21.30
THURSDAY – PILATES 14.00 TO 15.00
FRIDAY – TAE KWONDO 18.30 TO 19.30
WE ALSO COLLECT FOR SHOE BOX APPEAL, FOODBANK AND HELP WITH FUSS (FREE UNIFORM SECONDARY SCHOOL)
History of Lower Bebington Methodist Church
The worship area retains pews in the main body of the church, whilst the chancel area has now been levelled and made suitable for varied layouts of use with the communion table, lectern and all other furniture being easily moveable, making it useful for more intimate meetings and as a platform for musical and choral concerts. We also have recently installed a new projection system into the chancel area.