Meet the Minister

Hi, I’m Ruth Jeffries and have had the pleasure and privilege of being the minister here at Ashley Methodist Church since 2015. I am also the minister of Market Drayton Methodist Church and Hinstock Methodist Church. I am married to Nick & mum to 2 girls. I am a musician by training, and a lover of films, box sets and chocolate! My passion is for the church to be deeply involved in the community and to share the story of God as seen through the life of Jesus and share the unconditional love, amazing grace and unparalleled forgiveness offered to us all. I welcome you to come and join our faithful and deeply lovely bunch of Christian folk as we seek to learn more about Jesus together.



It is with great happiness that we are able to announce that worship services at Ashley Methodist church will resume from Sunday 18th October 2020, intially holding once service per month at 10:30am on Sunday 18th October 2020, led by Rev. Ruth Jeffries and Sunday 15th November 2020. Further service dates and details will be advised at a later time. We have put a number of new measures in place to be able to open in a Covid-secure way and welcome you back to services in person.

Services will last approximately 45 minutes.Our screens will be pushed back and our chairs well-spaced to allow for social distancing and increased air-flow. We will have a reduced capacity but anticipate being able to welcome our usual numbers of congregation due to using the whole building for seating. We must insist that masks are worn for the duration of the service, unless you are exempt and unfortunately we will not be able to sing together as a congregation yet. We do not require an advance booking but we are required to take contact details for Track and Trace.

We re-opened MDMC in September and the services their have proved that we are well-prepared as a circuit to welcome back our congregations to worship. They are open for Sunday services at 10.30am weekly. To find out how to book a place to attend worship at MDMC, please visit

This also means that community groups who may want to use the church to meet will be able to discuss with us the possibility of using the church building.

If you do not feel comfortable in returning to church, please don’t worry, we will be continuing to live-stream an act of worship every Sunday morning at 10.30am which you can watch below, on our YouTube channel or via our Facebook page.

Please contact us either on our contacts page or by email or by calling 01630 655957 (leave a message and we will get back to you) if you feel that we might be able to help or support you in any way.


Worship will stream here each Sunday at 10.30am and be available thereafter:

Previous worship services from this online period can be found on our YouTube channel

What Can You Expect?

A Warm Welcome

An atmosphere of warmth, welcome and peace pervades this building and the people of Ashley Methodist Church.  We really enjoy meeting new people and welcoming visitors.  We are a sociable, welcoming and caring community.


Worship is never dull here.  With a team of local preachers as well as our minister to lead services there is variety in style and content.  We all enjoy a good sing of mostly traditional hymns but we are ready to try more modern ones. Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10.30am followed by fellowship over coffee and biscuits. An informal bible study takes place on Friday mornings in our own homes and is open to all regardless of church loyalty.

For Children

A team of dedicated folk take time out to teach our children in the Junior Church each week. We have occasional ‘All-In’ services where children actively participate in the worship. We also have a puppet ministry team who work with the young people in helping share the gospel.

We Look Forward To

Welcoming You

Contact Us

Address: Wesleyan Road, Ashley, Market Drayton TF9 4JT

You’re always welcome to join us on a Sunday – but if you have a question to ask or simply want to get in touch, please use the contact form to do so.

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