During the pandemic all activities and worship services were suspended. Sunday worship services are now being held at Carrville at 10:30 am
Bowburn Methodist Church has a membership of 15 with an average congregation of about 20 worshipping every Thursday morning. The congregation, of all ages, is drawn mainly from Bowburn and the two surrounding villages of Shincliffe and High Shincliffe.
The present building was built in 1910, following the amalgamation of the “Tin Chapel”- a Primitive Methodist church which was on the top of the hill in Bowburn; and the “Central” Methodist church at the bottom of the hill. Initially it served the spiritual needs of a mining community.
A traditional Methodist chapel, the congregation welcomes newcomers with warmth and fellowship. We also worship God together bear witness to God through service in the local community.
Thursday 11:30 am.
The “Drop In”
During school term times, the mothers and carers of pre-school children of the local community meet on Thursdays from 9.00 am to 11.30 am in the church hall. Refreshments, games and entertainment for the children are provided.
There is also a “quiet room” and always someone present, for those, perhaps recently bereaved, who wish to chat over coffee to a sympathetic ear.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Please contact the Minister
Address: Ash Terrace DH6 5AS
Directions: Bowburn Methodist Church lies on the main road through Bowburn (A177), at the bottom of the hill, opposite the Library and the Community Centre.
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For more information please contact the Minister