The church was built in 1851 as the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church and was enlarged in 1901 to its present size. In 1968 the congregation amalgamated with that of the nearby Bethel Wesleyan Methodist Church and since that date the present church has been known as Sherburn Hill Methodist Church. On the closure of Sherburn Methodist Church in 2010 a number of members transferred to Sherburn Hill which strengthened the congregation.
Everyone who visits our church is guaranteed a friendly welcome! Although small in number, everyone here feels part of a family in which everyone is interested and cares for each other, for members of the community, and for all visitors to the church. The congregation is not confined to those living in the Sherburn Hill area, but to others from the surrounding villages and even further afield.
Members of the congregation regularly support functions arranged by our friends from the Salvation Army, Anglican, Roman Catholic and other Methodist churches. Prayers are said at church services, and also privately, for anyone who is in need. We support the Salvation Army food bank which directly helps the needy in the local area. As a church we try to be aware of people’s needs and problems, and seek to support them. We look critically at ourselves in order to keep our vision and its direction fresh in our minds.
If you enjoy a good ‘hymn sing’, there are few small churches in the area to beat the music made in praise of God within the four walls of our church, led by a fine organist on a wonderful pipe organ.
Sunday worship is held at 9.45am and lasts for approximately one hour.
On the first Monday of each month the ladies of the church meet in the vestry for their Women’s Circle. The meeting commences at2pm and lasts for about one hour after which tea and biscuits are served. Each meeting incorporates a time of devotion and is normally led by members themselves.
A Fellowship meeting of members and friends takes place on the last Wednesday of the month at the house of two members. We have some Bible study, occasional speakers, and enjoy fellowship and refreshments together.
Members of the church visit a local care home monthly with the support of our minister. We have a short service and hymn singing with the residents, some of whom visit our chapel at Christmas.
Front Street DH6 1PA
The church is situated on the south side of Front Street (the main street), B1283 road, at Sherburn Hill at the top of the hill.
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