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.
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 November we are supporting Medic Malawi.
Medic Malawi is a small charity funding a hospital in Mtunthama, rural Malawi, which opened in 2001, together with a clinic for feeding the malnourished and an orphanage for 70 children.
Since the charity was founded in 2001, an empty maize field, next to a small village, has changed beyond recognition: there is now a hospital, an orphanage, a feeding centre for the malnourished, a teaching garden, an audiology clinic and the Shrewsbury School eye clinic, plus a primary and secondary school, with hostel accomodation for girls.
Medic Malawi has four main aims:
1. To provide ongoing support for medical care in the rural region of Mtunthama Malawi through the work of St Andrew’s Hospital;
2. To provide care for vulnerable children, orphaned by the AIDS epidemic across Africa through AMAO Orphanage;
3.To provide support for primary and secondary education; and
4.To raise awareness in the UK of issues surrounding poverty in sub-Saharan Africa through education.
- it only employs Malawians, in Malawi, so the charity is providing career progression and employment. It is the Malawian staff who develop the future direction of the area.
- its aim is to increase self-sufficiency – there is already a maize mill, a chicken house, a tuck shop and a bakery is planned. The orphanage keeps its own chickens, and grows its own maize.
- There is also a microloan scheme to help individuals start their own businesses.
- This is a a growing, successful project which creates a buzz in the local community, and has resulted in more local shops, schools and businesses.Being a small charity, Medic Malawi’s funds are focused on one district, which offers continuity, regular contact and transparency.
Medic Malawi seeks to involve supporters and volunteers – and especially teenagers – in the actions of the charity, experiencing Africa for themselves and sharing time with the people in Mtunthama.
You can support Medic Malawi throughout November using the envelopes in church or at any time via the website Medic Malawi.
Donations are co-ordinated by Mary Grant.
Contact : Mary Grant
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.
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.