Everyone is welcome to any of the services. The duty stewards will be pleased to help you with any queries.
All are invited to stay for coffee and tea which are served in Dovetail after the 10:30 and 6:30 services.
The words of hymns and songs are projected on to 6 large monitors in the body of the church, but for anyone who prefers a hymn book, standard print, large print and music books are available from the stewards on request.
The Methodist Church welcomes all who seek to draw nearer to God to share in communion. Please wait to be shown to the communion rail by a steward to receive bread and wine, or if you require the bread and wine to be brought to you in your seat, please tell the steward when your row goes up to the rail.
Please note, at communion, the wine is non-alcoholic and wheat bread is used - please tell the steward if you wish for gluten free bread.
If you prefer to receive a blessing rather than bread and wine, please indicate to the minister at the rail.
If you prefer to remain in your seat and pray, whilst others receive communion, that is acceptable.
|Early Morning Communion: Second Sunday of each month, 9:00am|
|A quiet, reflective communion, lasting about 40 minutes. There are usually no hymns or music at this service.|
|Morning Worship: Sunday Morning, 10:30am|
The main celebration of the day is led by a variety of ministers and local preachers, lasting about an hour. Children are present for the first part of the service and there is usually an all age talk. The service consists of hymns and modern songs, prayers, Bible readings and a 15-20 minute talk about the readings or other Christian themes.
Music is led variously by singers accompanied by the organ, piano or other instrumentalists or by the Boys' Brigade Band.
Communion is generally celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.
Church with Choices is usually on the first Sunday of the month.
J Team (for children 5 - 13) and TAG (Teenage Group) and a crèche are available during this service.
|Church with Choices/All Age Worship: first Sunday of the month, 10:30am|
The first Sunday of every month except January and November is an all age service with a difference. After about 15 minutes of prayer and praise and an introduction to the theme, the congregation have the opportunity further to explore the theme by choosing from 4 or 5 groups in different parts of the building. One of these is always Bible study in the church. Other activities may include praying in a variety of ways, film, discussion, art and craft, drama, music etc. These groups last about half an hour, before everyone joins together for the conclusion of our shared worship.
Songs and hymns are led by singers and a worship band.
A crèche is available during this service for young children.
|Evening Worship: Sunday 6:30pm|
A traditional act of worship led by a variety of ministers and local preachers with hymns, prayers, readings and a sermon. Hymns are led by the organ or piano and occasionally by the Boys' Brigade band. The service lasts about an hour.
The second Sunday of the month is a joint service with our friends from King's Road URC. The venue alternates monthly between the Methodist Church and King's Road URC.
The fourth Sunday of the month is usually communion.
From October to April, the evening service takes place in Dovetail
|Shoppers' Service: Friday Morning, 10:30am|
Each Friday, there is a half hour service of hymns, prayers and an address, to provide food for thought, whether you shopping, working or just coming in for a cup of coffee. We welcome a number of residents from the local care home to this service.
|Connect@CFMC: third Sunday evening of the month, 8:00pm|
Connect is a new time for a contemporary style of worship, following coffee and biscuits at 7.30pm. Worship is led by a minister or local preacher and songs are led by a variety of instrumentalists.
|CTCF (Churches Together in Chandler's Ford) Services|
It is important to us that we make links with and occasionally share in worship with other Christian churches. These services, at various churches in Chandler's Ford as advertised, mark special occasions in the Christian calendar, such as praying for church unity, or Christian Aid week.
Chandler's Ford Methodist Church is part of the Winchester and Eastleigh Methodist Circuit. This means we are linked to a number of other Methodist Churches and Local Ecumenical Partnerships. From time to time, we hold joint services, to mark significant moments in the life of the circuit.