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.
Announcements

Update 05/03/21 – Ashley Methodist Church are very happy to say that the Church will re-open for worship and we will be holding in-person services once again from Easter Sunday (4th April). For April and May we will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10.30am. There will continue to be an online offering which can be viewed via the hompage (below) or our Circuit YouTube Channel (link below)

08/01/2021 – Covid Update – The churches in the Market Drayton Methodist Circuit, including Ashley Methodist Church have made the decision to close for communal worship during this current lockdown period. We will be monitoring the situation, and will re-open as soon as it feels appropriate to do so.
From Easter Sunday we will re-open, holding 2 services per month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 10.30am for April and May. Our full circuit preaching plan is available here. 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, which we trialled successfully in our services before Christmas.

Services will last approximately 45 minutes. Our screens will be pushed back and our chairs orgised into household groups. We have a reduced capacity but anticipate being able to welcome our usual numbers of congregation due to using the whole building for seating. Masks must be worn for the duration of the service, unless you are exempt and unfortunately we are not able to sing together as a congregation yet. For the immediate future, Junior Church provision will not be possible, although children are welcome to attend with their parents. We do not require an advanced booking for services (with the exception of Easter Sunday). Click here to book for Easter Sunday.

As a circuit, we are well-prepared to welcome back our congregations to worship. MDMC is open for Sunday services at 10.30am weekly. Booking is required via www.mdmc.org.uk/calendar

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 in line with government advice specific to your group.

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 info@mdmc.org.uk 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.

The Easter Quiz Competition raised £69 for the Organ Fund and we would like to thank all those who took part and donated accordingly

THE WORTHY WINNER OF OUR EASTER QUIZ IS MURIEL ASH WHO ANSWERED AN IMPRESSIVE 47 QUESTIONS OUT OF A TOTAL OF 50 QUESTIONS. SO, MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO MURIEL AND HER BACKUP TEAM – HUSBAND BILL AND  DAUGHTER SUE.THE ANSWER TO THE TIE BREAK QUESTION WAS 3.25PM.

Worship

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

COMPASSION

As we heard from James on 31st January, please find below the various ways that you can find out more about how to sponsor a child and some of the children waiting for sponsors. (Click first image below to go to the compassion site to sponsor a child.)

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

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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