Meet the Minister
Greetings!  My name is Mark Lawrence and I am the minister here at Ashley Methodist Church as well as at Market Drayton.

I am married to Carolyn (pictured with me) and we are very much a team, working in leadership together.  We have two married daughters and four gorgeous grandchildren!  We both have a passion for the great commission of Jesus in Matthew 28:20, and seek to share the love of Jesus as well as to help people to grow in their faith wherever they are on their Christian journey.

In his spare time Mark enjoys running, cycling and is a transport enthusiast, especially railways and aviation. He also has a bus drivers’ licence. Together with Carolyn they enjoy taking time out walking and relaxing with family and friends over a good meal!

If you have any questions or want to know more about the Jesus and the amazing church here, do get in touch.



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A manifesto for God’s Kingdom on Earth

A manifesto for God’s Kingdom on Earth

Mr Roy Ellis from Shrewsbury led our worship last Sunday morning. It was a quiet and contemplative service which our congregation greatly appreciated. Roy was warmly welcomed by Sue Fox, and it was good to have him in our pulpit again after his absence due to the...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Families came together last Sunday to celebrate and give thanks for Father’s Day.  It was good to see an excellent congregation.  Our minister, the Rev’d Mark Lawrence led the service using the last of the Beatitudes as his theme, “Blessed are they that have been...

Speed Beetle?

Speed Beetle?

We held a highly enjoyable Beetle Drive on Friday. To keep it more "hygienic" in these post pandemic times, we decided on separate dice and cups for each player. This had the unexpected effect of dramatically speeding up play!  Competition was good humoured, but...



Online Worship
All previous worship services from this online period can be found on our YouTube channel
What Can You Expect?

A Warm Welcome

An atmosphere of warmth, welcome and peace pervades this building and the people of Ashley Methodist Church.  We really enjoy meeting new people and welcoming visitors.  We are a sociable, welcoming and caring community.


Worship is never dull here.  With a team of local preachers as well as our minister to lead services there is variety in style and content.  We all enjoy a good sing of mostly traditional hymns but we are ready to try more modern ones. Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10.30am followed by fellowship over coffee and biscuits.

Bible Study: An informal bible study takes place on Thursdays between 10 and 11.30am at the church, and is open to all regardless of church loyalty.

For Children

A team of dedicated folk take time out to teach our children in the Junior Church each week. We have occasional ‘All-In’ services where children actively participate in the worship. We also have a puppet ministry team who work with the young people in helping share the gospel.

We Look Forward To

Welcoming You

Contact Us

Address: Ashley Methodist Church, Wesleyan Road, Ashley, Market Drayton TF9 4JT

You’re always welcome to join us on a Sunday – but if you have a question to ask or simply want to get in touch, please use the contact form to do so.

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