Elham Area Churches

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The Methodist Church has been part of Elham since the start of the nineteenth century when the influence of the Revd. John Wesley had led to groups of Christians meeting in classes to share their understanding of the work of Christ in all believers.  At one time there were at least two Methodist Chapels in Elham, the present one was erected in in 1839, after what is now the adjoining Hall became too small for the congregation.
Services are held each Sunday at 9.30 a.m. and all are welcome to attend.  The fortnightly opportunity for Bible Study takes place each Wednesday at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall and is known as "Meeting Point".  The Friday Fellowship meets fortnightly at 7.30 p.m. when a series of talks is planned each year throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring. Ecumenical Prayer Breakfasts are held on some Saturdays at 8.00 a.m. with opportunity to share in prayer before having breakfast together at 8.30 a.m.
Working Together with other Christians
Throughout Lent the Churches share in hosting joint opportunities for Bible Study and discussion.  Hunger Lunches are also held in the Hall during Lent on Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.30 p.m.  Joint celebrations and services take place at Christmas, Holy Week (with a Good Friday Procession), Harvest and Remembrance.  These take place in either the Methodist or Anglican Church in Elham. "Elham Rejoice" is a special annual ecumenical service held in the Village Hall.  All these are features of our desire to work in cooperation with other local Christians. 
See the links page to go to the Methodist Church site for England or to read the Methodist Recorder newspaper.
See Contacts for further information.

February 17      Ash Wednesday, Elham Lunch 12.30 for FIVE weeks
                            on Wednesday during Lent for Christian Aid
February 25      Lent Meeting at St. Mary's church and for next FOUR
                            Thursdays alternating between St. Mary's and the
                             Methodist Churches in Elham
March 1              St. David's Day Daffodil Day Westminster Central Hall
March 3              Rhodes Minnis lunch 1.00 p.m.
                            Ministerial Session of Synod 10.30 - 3.30 Guildford
March 11            Missions Committee 2.30 p.m. Sandgate Road
                             Local Preacher's Meeting 7.30 p.m. Sandgate Road
March 18            Circuit Meeting. 7.30 p.m. St. Andrews
March 20            District Network Day 10.30 - 3.30 p.m. Burgess Hill
Please be aware that the Ministerial Staff take their days off as follows:
Barry Armson - Friday
Ian Hamilton - Monday
Please do not contact them on those days except in an emergency
Preachers requiring readers for Elham Services should contact the following person with details of readings in good time:
Mr. Mark Rutherford  Tel:               01303 840 063         01303 840 063
Requests for the next Methodist Church Folkestone Circuit Plan should be sent in writing to The Revd. Barry Armson by February 1st. please.
St. Peter's Contemporary Theology Group has a lively series of ecumenical talks and debates.  For details write to john@jandgbutler.wanadoo.co.uk




Elham Methodist





February 28

Lent 2 

Holy Communion Armson 9.30 

March 7

Lent 3 

 Redding 9.30 

March 14

Mothering Sunday

Lent 4 

United Service  


At St. Mary's Church Elham 

March 21

Passion Sunday 

 Blanch 9.30 

March 28

Palm Sunday 

 Shipton 9.30 


February 25th - Lent Meeting at St Marys at 7.30 pm. These will be held on the next four Thursdays, alternating between St Marys and the Methodist church.