Welcome to Kinver Methodist Church. We are a welcoming community with Jesus at the centre. We aim to worship Him together and draw others to love and follow Him.
Kinver is a large village in South Staffordshire, bordered by Shropshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands conurbation. Over 7,000 people live in the village which is famous for the Holy Austin Rock Houses and Kinver Edge, both of which are owned by The National Trust.
The Church itself is located at the Potters Cross end of Kinver Village, within easy walking distance of the High Street and Kinver Edge.
Meet The Team
Rev. Peter Clarke
Minister (on sabbatical until 2nd August)
Rev. Michael Payne
Traidcraft aims to fight poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. It was established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty and is the UK’s leading fair trade organisation. At Kinver Methodist Church we support this organisation and products can be bought & ordered after our Sunday morning services each week.
“For the whole law can be summed up in this one command love your neighbour as yourself” – Galatians 5:14
As part of our Christian ministry we are committed to supporting the work of a different charitable organisation each month.
During June we will be supporting the work of Methodist Homes (‘MHA’). It is our opportunity to give thanks, celebrate and give towards MHA’s specialist care and support during these challenging times, enabling people in later life to live well.
Methodist Homes (MHA) is a national charity that provides outstanding care and support at every stage of later life, for people of all faiths and beliefs. With over 75 years’ experience, people are at the heart of everything MHA does.
The charity is dedicated to helping to keep residents, members and their families safe. The organisation is a leading light in later life care, offering specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups across Britain.
MHA relies on donations and fund-raising to provide life-enhancing services, including chaplaincy, music therapy and MHA Communities. This includes the new online ‘Digital Communities’. This service means that work is no longer limited by geography and enables MHA to share support and kindness across the UK, virtually.
MHA’s theme for this year’s appeal is ‘relieving isolation and bringing hope’, inspired by the book of Mark 5:1–20, which tells the story of a man with mental health problems who became isolated, estranged and dehumanised, but restored to health and community after an encounter with Jesus.
We’ll remember the work of MHA in our worship on Sunday 13 June.
Supporters can also donate online and join an online service, hosted by Pam Rhodes, which will be broadcast on YouTube at 4pm on Sunday 13 June. Check details online nearer the time at: MHA Sunday Appeal – Support Us Through Your Church | MHA
This year, MHA is featuring the story of Anthony, a member of one of the MHA Communities – groups across the UK preventing loneliness and isolation.
During the pandemic, Anthony, from Birmingham, began to lose confidenceand became increasingly isolated. His MHA Communities scheme manager, Tanya, supported Anthony and began regular walks with him, a great example of dedication to enabling people to live later life well. We’ll hear more from Anthony in a short video at the MHA service.
You can support MHA throughout the month of June, using the envelopes available in church. Alternatively, you can donate at any time via the MHA website.
For more information on MHA or how you can get involved with supporting its work, please contact Sue Weston.
Church Hall Bookings and Contact Information
The Church Hall is available for bookings by individuals or groups on a ‘one off’ or a regular basis. For details of charges and availability please contact Bob Langford via the ‘Contact’ page.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ABLE TO TAKE BOOKINGS FOR THE CHURCH HALL. UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE AS AND WHEN THAT SITUATION CHANGES
Weddings and Baptisms
Enquiries about Weddings and Baptisms should be directed to our Minister, Rev. Michael Payne.
For all other enquiries, please refer to the contact details provided for each of the various groups and activities.
The Wider Church
Methodists are linked together by a ‘Connexion’ of Churches, districts and circuits, details of which can be found on The Methodist Church in Britain website.
Church Hall Bookings