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Strensall Methodist Church
The Village, Strensall, York, YO32 5XR
Services
  • Aug 27th, 10:30 am - Mrs Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe
  • Sep 3rd, 10:30 am - (Own Arrangement)
  • Sep 10th, 10:30 am - Rev'd Keith Albans (Holy Communion)
  • Sep 17th, 10:30 am - Mr Robin Jackson

We offer a warm welcome to all as we seek to affirm God's love by sharing the Good News of Jesus.

Our Mission Statement:
To know Christ and make Him known.
To promote the Christian Faith in our village and surrounding area.
To be a Signpost to a lifestyle that will bring wholeness and wellbeing.

Activities
Sunday Service Every Sunday Morning at 10.30 am.
Wednesday Fellowship meets fortnightly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Thursday Singing Group 7.30pm, all those interested and willing to sing are welcome, we enjoy music and  laughter.
Saturday Coffee Mornings 10.00 — 11.30 am.

Methodism in Strensall
The first Wesleyan Chapel in Strensall was built in Church Lane in 1823 at a cost of £150. When the Methodist Church split a Primitive Methodist chapel was built between 1879/1889 on the site of two cottages in the village.

The original building was a single storey but when it was converted into a private house the roof was raised and an upper storey added. It is now No 6 The Village.

The present Methodist Chapel was built on the site of the village pinfold in 1895 at a cost of £900 with seating for 130 people. The Wesleyan Chapel in Church Lane then became known as St Mary's hall and was used for religious and temperance meetings. It later became a branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank which opened on Monday mornings.  It is now disused.

In 1993 a hall at the back of the church was built to commemorate William Warrener, who was Mr Wesley's first missionary to Antigua in 1786.

The church as you see it today was renovated at a cost of £170,000 by removing the pews, levelling the floor, adding a new heating system, heating insulation and creating a small kitchenette so that a "Drop in" centre could be opened.

The re-opening was in May 2007.

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