Coronavirus Emergency Statement
On 23 June the Prime Minister announced changes to the social distancing guidelines, and that churches can reopen for services.
Quinton Methodist Church will not be making any local decisions about this until we receive guidance from the Methodist Church, the Circuit, and our own Minister and Leadership Team.
As soon as there is more information we will make an announcement on the News page. In the meantime we are continuing with our plans to make the Church safe.
Birmingham District and Wesley’s Chapel, London, amongst others, are providing online live-streaming services on Sundays to enable us to continue worship in our own homes. The services are also available to view afterwards.
At this difficult time our Minister, Rev Ajay Singh, has prepared some special messages, reflections and prayers which you will find on his Messages, Reflections & Prayers page.
About our Church
For over 230 years Methodism has been bringing the the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ to Quinton and its surrounding area. Quinton Methodist Church welcomes all who wish to share in the Good News.
Our current Church building, at just over fifty years old, is modern with extensive facilities – yet it is the fifth Methodist chapel to serve Quinton proving that John Wesley’s words, written after his first visit to Ambrose Foley’s farm, were indeed prophetic.
From John Wesley's Journal, Saturday 24th March 1781:
I was invited to preach at Quinton, five miles from Birmingham. I preached there at noon, in the open air, to a serious and attentive congregation. Some of them appeared to be very deeply affected. Who knows, but it may continue?
Continue it most certainly has and today our Church pursues its mission in many ways. In addition to Sunday worship, it is home to a number of interest groups, a variety of activities for young people, a Boys’ Brigade and a Girls’ Brigade, and also takes worship beyond its walls to those who find it difficult or are unable to get to Church.
Whilst the Word of God is eternal our Church grows and changes to address current times. With the impact of man’s activities on the environment increasingly apparent, the Church has been taking steps to reduce its environmental impact by being attentive to practical measures within the building and the approach to its works in general. These efforts have been recognised with an Eco Church Bronze Award and we are now working towards Silver.
Our outreach work has made us aware of the increasing occurrence of dementia within the population. In conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society we are working towards making Quinton Methodist Church as dementia friendly as possible. We welcome those living with dementia and those who share their journey, offer spiritual and pastoral support, and look for and recognise strengths and ablilities so that they may fully participate in the community that is the body of Christ.
Our Mission Statement
The calling of Quinton Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.
We will do this through:
- Worship by celebrating God's presence and love in our services and prayer
- Learning and caring by helping people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
- Service by being a good neighbour to people in need and challenging injustice
- Evangelism by spreading God's love by helping make more followers of Jesus Christ
Quinton Methodist Church
Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen B62 9AU