Facilities and features
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Two toilets provided at the rear of church, to the left as you enter through the door. One toilet is large and the other is small. Neither toilet has full disabled access.
There is a soft mat that can be put on the floor in the large toilet for baby changing. We do have wipes and nappy bags if you have forgotten to bring them, just ask.
There is some on street parking and a small car park outside the church hall which is across the road from the church.
Our church is accessible by wheel chair. If arriving for a service, a member of our welcome team will be at the door to great you as you arrive.
We have an induction loop but it can be a bit temprimental.
We have large print booklets available, however these are printed in advance of the service for those that need them. If you are visiting and need large print please let us know and we can make sure a large print copy is available for you.
At the Explore and Connect services there is often a gluten free option. On other Sundays the biscuits do usually contain gluten.
Usually the building is open for prayer. At the moment, the building is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Music and Worship
9am on a Sunday morning
At the 10:30 am Sunday service there is usually a worship band. On the second, fourth and fifth service of the month there is sometimes also organ music.
Groups, Courses and Activities
Y7+ (Secondary school age) Youth Group
Y3-Y6 (Junior school age) Explorers
Rec-Y2 (Infant school age) Climbers
On second, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month.
We all start off together in the church at 10:30am then leaders take Climbers and Explorers to the church narthex for their own age group sessions to explore the theme using craft activities, music, discussion, drama, etc. Youth group go to the room at the back of church up the stairs (before entering the narthex).
Several house groups run in the evening and weekends.
A house group is a small group of people from church who meet together on a weekly or fortnightly basis. House groups are a great way to develop as a Christian, to build a support network, and to make new friends. Worship and prayer are an important part of the meeting too.
The format of the group depends on which group you attend, some groups work through a bible study book and some groups look in more depth at the reading from the previous Sunday's service. All the groups are informal, friendly and welcoming.
Contact us to find out when the next course will be running. Courses often run at the start of the year (starting Jan/Feb).
Natter is a relaxed and friendly place for a chat in Stannington for over 60s
Natter is a relaxed and friendly place for a chat in Stannington for over 60s on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30am
Informal group for new families to have a chat and relax, held on Monday mornings from 9:15-11:30 during term-time. Aimed at babies from birth to 24 months. Mums/Dads to be also welcome.
Help for Visitors
The church is usually open during the day for you to have a look around and pray.
Every year have Christmas services. Usually including a Carol Service with Stannington Training band, Christmas Live! (our outdoor nativity service with real animals), a crib service (Christmas eve), midnight mass, Christmas day communion, and a Christingle service (in January). Look at our calendar for more details of this year's Christmas services.
Stannington food bank now have their own page on Facebook.
Please visit for information on donations needed and the parcel to go system that will be implemented from Monday 23 March.
Items can be left in the box on the front garden at 120 Marchwood Road or taken to the Go Local in the village. Money donations can be left at Stannington Fruit and Veg shop.
There is limited access to Stanwood Methodist Church this week to drop off any donations.
Wednesday: From 2 to 3pm
Friday: From 11am to 12
To ANYONE struggling at this time and in need of a few essentials (to keep them going); please contact us for a food/welfare parcel. No judgement, no stigma - delivered with the collective love of our amazing local community. Food bank open Monday's 12-1 at Stanwood Methodist Church.
Our spacious church hall is home to Jack and Jill preschool during term time. The Church Hall is currently not available for hire due to the absence of our administrator, but we will be back soon! All long-term bookings will remain in progress (Jack and Jill, Weight Watchers, Pilates, etc)
Christ Church Hall is on School lane, almost opposite Christ Church
The car park has space for up to 15 cars
There is level access to two main rooms, a kitchen, toilets
(male, female and disabled), an entrance hall and a garden.
The two main rooms downstairs are joined by a wide folding screen.
There are 10 large folding tables (6'x2'6") and 8 smaller children's tables
22 grey upholstered stacking chairs, 56 folding chairs and 19 small children's chairs.
They each have a hatch through to the kitchen
with a 20 litre urn, oven/hob, small microwave, kettle, cutlery and crockery for 60.
There are two main rooms upstairs with a small kitchen and toilets.
There are 25 red upholstered stacking chairs in one room and
a pool table and 3 piece suite in the Medley room.
Please e-mail [email protected] to book the church hall or one of our upstairs rooms.