Methodist meetings were first held in the area in the early 1870s after the sinking of a pit shaft at Esh New Winning in 1865. The present church was built in 1932 following the union of the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist Societies. It is a substantial building and was a remarkable achievement at a time of depression and considerable local hardship. A wide variety of groups have gathered and dissolved over the years. At one time the church even had its own tennis courts!
Central to the life of the church, throughout its life, has been a strong and enduring faith in Jesus.
We have a large and pleasant building in Esh Winning with beautiful views across the Deerness river. We offer a warm welcome to all visitors.
There is a well established membership in the church at Esh Winning, with additional worshippers regularly joining us.
Sunday Worship is at 10am
Homemakers (Ladies meeting) – meet fortnightly on Thursdays at 2.00 pm.
Mother & Toddlers meet on the upper ground floor and Playgroup meet on the lower ground floor each Monday and Wednesday of each week commencing at 9.30 am.
The Discussion Group, an ecumenical meeting, meets on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 7.00 pm.
Camera Club Friday’s weekly from late September to Easter 7.30pm
Monthly fellowship with other Methodist Churches in the South West Area of the Circuit.
Acton Road DH7 9PJ
South of the main road (B6302) through the village. Turn into Evenwood Road opposite the Baptist Church. The Methodist Church is at the end of the street.
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For more information please contact the Minister