Facilities and features

Accessibility

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, and a spare wheelchair is available if needed. If arriving for a service, a member of our welcome team will be at the door to greet you as you arrive.

We have an induction loop but it can be a bit temperamental.

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.

Assistance Dogs

Gluten-free wafers are always available for Communion. Please request from the churchwardens on arrival.
At the Explore and Connect services there is often a gluten free refreshment option. On other Sundays the biscuits do usually contain gluten.


Our Building

The building is usually open during daylight hours and you are welcome to come and use it for quiet or prayer.

Listed Building

We have recently received the Silver award for eco-church.
See https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/17506/page/67192


Music and Worship

Hymns at our 9am service are usually traditional hymns played on the organ.

9am on alternate Sunday mornings (first & third Sundays)

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

Toys & play mat for pre-school children always available near back of church

Children are always welcome at our services, but currently no formal groups are running.

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

Baby Time is an informal group for new families to have a chat and relax, held on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11:30 during term-time. Aimed at babies from birth to 24 months. Mums/Dads/childminders all welcome.


Help for Visitors


Other Features

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.
Open to all in need at Stanwood Methodist Church from 12 - 2 on Mondays.

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.

Audio-Visual Facilities

Our spacious church hall is home to Jack and Jill preschool during term time. The Church Hall is available for hire.
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.