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.

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Meet The Team

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Rev. Michael Payne

Church Steward

Sue Clarke

Andy Haynes Church Steward

Church Steward

Andy Haynes

Church Steward

Geoff Weale


Church Steward

Peter Rowles

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Shona Roberts



Carol Weale

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Pastoral Secretary

Sue Weston

Property Secretary

Sue Denson

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Mission Secretary

Sam Harris

Charitable Giving


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

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Monthly Collections

As part of our Christian ministry we are committed to supporting the work of a different charitable organisation each month.

During October, we are supporting All We Can (formerly the Methodist Relief and Development Fund).

All We Can has served the most marginalised on earth for the last 80 years. Whether children fleeing tyranny; communities facing extreme poverty, or families hit by disaster, it answers through partnering with local innovators and churches to unleash potential. It works with the very poorest communities, and has developed a reputation for doing development differently: pioneering sustainable, locally- owned solutions in response to John Wesley’s call to, ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.’

Harvest Appeal 2020 – Nawalat’s story.

Change begins with a bicycle.

Nawalat lives in Uganda. Her father is dead, so her mother has to support the whole family and it’s a struggle. Nawalat gets up a 5am every morning – she has chores to do before going to school: fetching water, sweeping the house, starting the fire. School is a long way away – it takes two hours to walk there and if Nawalat is late the gate is locked – she misses the whole day at school.

All We Can, working with a local partner, provided Nawalat with a bike. She can now do her chores, read her books and get to school on time. Now, the journey only takes an hour. Her favourite lesson is Chemistry – so she is looking forward to becoming a nurse one day.

Nawalat and her community face challenges which we can only imagine. The cycle of poverty is experienced daily in their lives and has an impact on the choices they have. The bicycle represents so much more than a mode of transport. It provides Nawalat and other families in her village with the freedom to pursue a future with possibility.

  • Change begins with a bicycle because suddenly there is opportunity where there was once disappointment.
  • Change begins with a bicycle because where there was once danger there is now safe passage.
  • Change begins with a bicycle because the ordinary is being turned into something extraordinary.
  • If you would like to support the work of All We Can a donation of £6 would help to See the cycle of poverty broken!

Change happens when we all work together.

You can support the work of All We Can by clicking here.

For more information on All We Can please contact Rev.Peter Clarke on potterscrosschurch@gmail.com

Many charities have seen their income drastically reduced as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Please pray for the continuing work of these vital organisations and, if you are able, consider making a donation via the relevant website.

Thank you.

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.


Weddings and Baptisms

Enquiries about Weddings and Baptisms should be directed to our Minister, Rev. Michael Payne.

General Enquiries

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.

Kinver Methodist Church is part of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury Methodist District and is one of fifteen churches in the Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit.

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Church Hall Bookings

Bob Langford

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