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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!)

The Broken Cross

The Broken Cross

Our senior steward Bunty Hodgkins welcomed our preacher, Mr Robin Perry, to lead our worship last Sunday morning.  Robin used some words of St Paul writing to the Philippians as his call to worship in which St Paul writes about Christ’s humility and greatness, “For...

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Blessed are the pure in heart

Blessed are the pure in heart

Last Sunday was also Low Sunday, the Sunday after Easter and in early Christian times it marked the end of the ceremonies surrounding Easter baptisms. Our minister, the Rev’d Mark Lawrence, referred to Low Sunday in his opening call to worship, the theme of which was...

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Past, Present and Future – the message from Palm Sunday

Past, Present and Future – the message from Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday our morning’s worship was led by Mrs Carolyn Lawrence and it was our privilege to welcome Carolyn to our pulpit, as steward Bunty Hodgkins read a verse describing Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem, extended a word of welcome and read out a ‘thank you ‘card...

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A price worth paying and a prize worth winning

A price worth paying and a prize worth winning

On the fifth Sunday in Lent and Passion Sunday we were privileged to have Mr Mark Savill lead our morning’s worship. Mark was given a warm welcome and the service started  with some words from Isaiah 53, relating to the suffering of Jesus, captured, and whipped by the...

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Blessed are the Merciful

Blessed are the Merciful

“Mothering Sunday” is always a special day at Ashley Methodist Church which we celebrated again last Sunday, the fourth in Lent. Our service was led by our minister, the Revd Mark Lawrence, who was warmly welcomed by Sue Fox. Sue read some verses describing Jesus...

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Organ Recital and Demonstration

Organ Recital and Demonstration

On Friday evening, 25th March, our church was well supported by friends from the surrounding churches, to share in a splendid evening of music, when Jeremy Meager ARCO, LRSM, of the Cotswold Organ Company, gave us a demonstration and recital on a new organ we had...

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Quick to listen and slow to speak

Quick to listen and slow to speak

For the third Sunday in Lent, we were delighted to have Mr Ian White from Alsager lead our morning’s worship. Ian is the Secretary of the Chester & Stoke on Trent District of the Methodist Church and he and his wife Judith were warmly welcomed by our steward Bunty...

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Welcoming a New Member

Welcoming a New Member

On Sunday 13th March Mrs Sheila Hendy was formally admitted into membership and welcomed into our fellowship by Rev. Mark Lawrence. Rev. Mark led our service, making the second Sunday in Lent. Rod Smith played the organ. The service opened with some words from Matthew...

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Tempted In Three Ways

Tempted In Three Ways

On the first Sunday in Lent, our morning’s worship last week was led by Mr Paul Bishop, who was welcomed by Sue Fox. Sue directed our thoughts to the unfolding horror of the situation in Ukraine for which special prayers were said later. After some words of greeting...

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