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Here you will find updates and posts on all sorts of things we are up to, all contributed by our Ashley Methodist Church family. Below you will see a selection of our most recent posts and you can use the menu at the bottom of the page to delve into the archives (eventually!)

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...

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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...

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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...

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Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday

We celebrated Trinity Sunday last week at our morning’s service which was led by Mr Robin Perry. Keith Harrison gave a welcome to our preacher, congregation, and visitor, and Rod Smith played the organ. Sue Richardson from the charity “Compassion” told us that the...

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Jubilee Celebration Service

Jubilee Celebration Service

Last Sunday morning we came together to worship God and to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen and to give thanks for her faith in God which has been central to her life of service to the Nation and the Commonwealth. Sue Fox gave a warm welcome to...

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Our minister, the Revd Mark Lawrence, led our morning’s worship last Sunday using as his theme one of the beatitudes of Jesus – “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall see God”. Mark was warmly welcomed by our chief steward Bunty Hodgkins. We are currently...

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Aldersgate Sunday

Aldersgate Sunday

On Aldersgate Sunday our preacher, Paul Savill, explored the concept of heritage. On 24th May 1738 John Wesley felt his heart strangely warmed in a service at Aldersgate, Oxford. Henceforth he dedicated his life to evangelism. Sue Fox welcomed Paul and the...

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Visit of John Bowman

Visit of John Bowman

We were delighted to welcome a guest preacher, John Bowman from the Lichfield & Tamworth Circuit, to lead our worship on Sunday. He introduced himself as a long standing friend of our organist, Neil Barnett. Our opening hymn recalled the situation in Ukraine – It is...

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Run a Straight Race

Run a Straight Race

Mr Robert Williams led our worship last Sunday morning.  As Local Preacher’s Secretary for the Market Drayton Circuit Robert is well known to us at Ashley, and he is always most welcome.  He reminded us that we are still in the Easter Season, and this was his theme...

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