TO THE METHODIST CHURCH IN SITTINGBOURNE
We are a community of just ordinary people from all walks of life meeting together to explore how the Christian faith can change lives.
We are based in the centre of Sittingbourne and often referred to as 'the church in the garden as our entrance leads down an attractive pathway off of the towns High Street.
We have a passion for Jesus and seek to discover how he can work in our lives and in the world.
There has been a worshiping community on this site since the late 1800's. We continue to faithfully worship God as past generations have done with a mix of contemporary and traditional Christian worship.
If you want to know more do browse this website and if you feel called to please do come and see us, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
WEEKLY NOTICES & NEWSLETTER
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CHURCH & ACTIVITIES
SMC is a wide a varied community of Christian people who share in God’s love and follow the teachings of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We meet on Sunday mornings at 10.30am for worship which is led by our minister and local preachers. Holy communion is normally celebrated once a month. We also hold café worship one Sunday a month at 5pm, where you can enjoy informal worship with tea and coffee and cake!
We are quite active within the community with a lunch club on Thursdays and coffee morning and ALFA activities on a Friday. There is a support group for the children’s charity Action for Children and we also run a Foodbank hub on Saturday mornings.
7.15pm House Fellowship (last Mon in month)
3.00pm - 8.00pm Mackinnon School of Dance
3.00pm - 8.45pm Mackinnon School of Dance
6.15pm - 9.00pm Boys Brigade
2.15pm - 7.30pm Mackinnon School of Dance
4.30pm - 9.00pm Encore Music School
7.30pm Trefoil Guild (monthly)
10.00am Friendship Club (not during August)
12.15pm Lunch Club (not during August)
10.30am Street Prayer Ministry (April-October)
10.00am Coffee Morning, lunches and Alfa Activities
8.30am Prayer Focus including breakfast (as arranged)
9.00am - 2.00pm Mackinnon School of Dance
2.00pm The Jewish Messianic Church (3rd Saturday each month)
(All Mackinnon School of Dance, Boys Brigade and Encore bookings
only take place during school term time)
PRAYER, WORSHIP & JC CLUB
Prayer is an important, probably the most important, part of being a Christian and plays a central part in our worship on Sunday mornings, and in the various groups that meet throughout the week.
Worship is an expression of our love for God. But, prayer refers to talking with God about our concerns for the world, it's people and ourselves. Our Sunday worship is very varied, it can be led by Robert our minister or local preachers and worship leaders.
JC Club is our junior church and we cater for ages from four to teenagers. There are also crèche facilities for parents and children younger than four.
We finish our Sunday worship with tea and coffee for a time of fellowship, which is held in the church lounge.
There are many inspirational videos online, here is a small selection that are aimed at children and adults.
What's in the Bible - The gospels
The Dentist - Do you really believe?
Flipping Tables - Sarah from God in real life tells us why the table flipping that Jesus did in the temple wasn't the most important thing that happened that day.
The clips link to YouTube
PRAYER Click the link below for a prayer of the day
The church congregation supports various charities and local groups.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN
Since the early 1980's we have had a support group for Action for Children, which was formerly know as National Children's Homes. We are very active and hold several events throughout the year including, concerts, BBQs and a sponsored walk. Click the image to the left to take a look at their website.
We have recently opened a hub for the Swale Foodbank which is open on Saturday mornings from 10am to midday when we try our best to help those in need of a food parcel. Four of the churches in Sittingbourne hold foodbanks on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
HOW TO FIND US
Sittingbourne is on the A2 approximately 40 miles from London. It can be approached via the M2 or M20 motorways, or from London mainline stations with 2-3 trains an hour on most days.
Leave the M20 at exit 7 or the M2 at exit 5, from both motorways head northbound on the A249 Sittingbourne/ Sheerness bound, exit at the interchange with the A2 at Sittingbourne. Proceed along the A2 eastbound for about 1 1/2 miles you then turn left into the one-way system follow St Michaels Road (and road sign for Faversham) at the railway station follow the road around the mini roundabout and proceed along St Michaels Road.
The rear entrance to the church is opposite the station car park. There is a multi-storey car park which normally has spaces. Once parked you will find Does Alley next to the St John's Ambulance HQ on the south side of St Michaels Road almost opposite St Michaels Car Sales. Proceed down Does Alley you will find the entrance to the church half way down on the right, there is no on-site parking.
General enquiries - 07733543538
Church Minister - Rev Robert Zachar