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.


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. Our online weekly Sunday service provision will continue which can be watched below or via our Circuit YouTube Channel (link below)


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


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 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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