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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!)

Jesus: The Personification of the Love of God

Jesus: The Personification of the Love of God

Last Sunday our morning’s worship was led by our minister, the Revd Mark Lawrence. Our steward Keith Harrison gave a warm welcome to Mark and visitors who had joined us for the service. Mark has been leading us in the Beatitudes which are part of Christ’s Sermon on...

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

We hold in our prayers the Ukrainian family of Natalia and Andrii, both music teachers, and their children, Roman , Anya and Liza. Escaping the horrors of war in their home country, they fled to Poland and are now settling in at the Birmingham home of Amy ( the...

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God’s Plumb Line

God’s Plumb Line

We were pleased to welcome Mr Peter Williams to lead our service last Sunday morning and Peter challenged us with his theme of “God’s Plumb Line”, a line of thought which was fresh and vital. He was welcomed by Bunty Hodgkins. As a call to worship we read alternate...

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All Aboard for Fun Day

All Aboard for Fun Day

In July an ecumenical Fun Day was held at the parish church in Ashley. The Rev Mark Lawrence, from Ashley Methodist Church, drove the Market Drayton Methodist Church bus to park, appropriately, in the bus stop outside! Children from the village enjoyed the activities,...

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Agreeing on our Mission and our Vision

Agreeing on our Mission and our Vision

Our General Church Meeting took place on Sunday. This is an annual event, directly after a morning service, when everyone in our Church is invited to review our position, discuss our opportunities and agree the way forward. We unanimously took the decision to adopt...

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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Our minister, the Rev’d Mark Lawrence led our worship last Sunday morning with the theme “You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world” taken from Matthew’s gospel, chapter five. Mark was warmly welcomed by Sue Fox; and he quoted from Psalm 119, the...

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Southlands College: Celebrating 150 Years

Southlands College: Celebrating 150 Years

One of our longstanding members, Cynthia Lucas, attended the Methodist Teacher Training College of Southlands in the 1950s when it was situated in Wimbledon. After a long teaching career together with bringing up four children and subsequently helping with 14...

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The Grace of the Lord

The Grace of the Lord

Mr Paul Savill led our worship last Sunday and he was welcomed by Keith Harrison. “Here we meet in the presence of God” was his call to worship.. To the accompaniment of Rod Smith on our new organ we sang a great hymn of praise “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!...

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Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha

The Revd Paul Clapham led our morning’s worship last Sunday and after a shared prayer said by our steward Rosalind Chatburn she warmly welcomed Paul and congratulated our church members Peter and Pauline Marson on the birth of another grandson, Sebastian. From The...

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