We are four Methodist Churches, located in Gower, Swansea, South Wales.
We hope that whether you are a member within the circuit, a visitor to the area or resident in Gower and cannot come to Church for whatever reason that you find our site informative and helpful.
“Am I Bovered ? ? ?”
This is our popular series for the young people of the South Gower churches exploring the Christian Faith for those aged 11 and over. We use video clips, music, discussion, games, quizzes with hot chocolate and popcorn. We meet most Sunday evening at the Lamplighter café in Bishopston from 7pm to 8:30pm. Details from Rev. Andy Walker or Fr. Andrew Pearce.
Murton May Bank Holiday Festival
On Sunday 5th May at 4 pm (t.b.c.) we will have our regular ‘Songs of Praise’ with the Salvation Army band in the Marquee on the Green. Please join us for that and afterwards for refreshments.
On Sunday 5th May at 7 pm we welcome back the Silhouette Theatre Company for their inspiring show ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ based on ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Graham. Tickets are £6 for Adults & Concessions. Up to two children per ticket are free! Buy tickets from Andy or Emily Walker on 01792 232867. email@example.com
On Monday 6th May, during the Bank Holiday Fayre, the Church will open to visitors from 11 am to 4 pm. Peaceful music and inspiring Powerpoint slides will encourage prayerful reflection. Come and go as you please!
Messy Church -
Coming to Pennard and Murton!
Messy Church is two hours of fun, games, craft, story time, food, drink and activities for children with their parents & guardians, all centred on a Christian theme. Recent sessions in Oxwich and Reynoldston have been very popular, with over 50 children attending with their parents, carers and grandparents in February!
Come and join in the fun when Messy Church visits Pennard and Murton…
Pennard Parish Hall. Saturday 23rd March. 3 pm to 5 pm
Murton Methodist Church Hall. Saturday 27th April. 3 pm to 5 pm.
Pentecost Weekend -
Celebrates 200 Years of Worship!
Join us on Saturday 18th May as Horton Chapel celebrate 200 years of Ministry.
There will be a John Wesley style horse ride from Oxwich through the lanes to Horton where there will be an open air service. Meet 2pm for 2:15pm for the ‘In the Footsteps of Wesley’ Walk from Oxwich Bay Car Park to Horton, (taking in Oxwich Green for a brief service). Why not come and walk with the horse? If you can't join the walk, then come to the open air service at 4pm to celebrate 200 years of the Chapel. This will be followed by soup and puddings in the Village Hall. Please reserve the date in the diary now! Everyone welcome.
On Sunday 19th May the whole Methodist Circuit in Swansea and Gower will come together for a Pentecost Celebration at Brunswick Methodist Church, St. Helen’s Road, at 6 pm. If you can only come ‘once’ on a Sunday, please make this your main service on that day!
The Celebrations at Horton continue with a Special Service of Communion and dedication of the new Organ and the outside Cross at 10:30 am on Sunday 13th October 2013. The Chair of the Wales Synod, Rev. Dr. Stephen Wigley, will be our guest preacher. We plan to follow the service with a Harvest lunch.
The Mission Statement of the Methodist Church
The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.
Worship in the Methodist Church is expressed in many ways. In worship the Church:
• Gives praise to God in Christ through the Spirit
• Opens itself to God's transforming love
• Receives and reflects on the gospel of God's ways in the world
• Offers itself to share in God's costly action in the world.
Methodism endorses many dimensions and methods of Christian mission. In particular it affirms that mission includes:
• Telling the good news of Jesus
• Calling people to faith in Jesus Christ and to Christian discipleship
• Caring for individual people and communities sharing the task of education and social and spiritual development
• Struggling for a just world
• Being alongside the poor
• Becoming friends with people of different cultures and faiths
• Caring for the earth
• Building partnerships with other churches and other groups who share some of our mission aims.