Methodism in Steeple Ashton dates back to 1783 when people met in a labourer’s cottage and in 1797 several houses were licensed for meetings. In 1851 one room of a dwelling house was used exclusively for worship and in 1854 the Primitive Methodist Chapel, together with the adjoining cottages was built. The building was fitted out with new seating in 1914 with a capacity of 130.
The latest changes were made in 1991 when the whole building was refurbished and extended to provide a multipurpose room, two meeting rooms, kitchen and toilets including facilities for the disabled. The premises are now used for Worship Services, meetings, retreats, painting classes and many more activities.
The church is located at:
|Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge|
Steeple Ashton is sign posted from the A350 Trowbridge-Melksham road. The church is on the left as you enter the village
Times of services
Our Church meets at 9:15 every Sunday.
Reflections and Fellowship
We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday in the month from 10:30 – 12 noon. We have a short time of fellowship, prayer and an uncomplicated Bible study which helps us to learn more about God’s Word; what it meant in Biblical days and how we can interpret it in our daily lives.
We are having a Lenten break from now (Feb 22nd 2023) until after Easter. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th April 2023.
CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)
We run a group called CAMEO on Thursday afternoons from 2.30-4.00 pm at Steeple Ashton Methodist Church. We have been designated as a ‘warm space’
This is an opportunity for lonely people or carers to come for a break or bring their loved one for a chat and a cuppa. The people who come regularly are happy to knit squares (which we make into blankets) do a jigsaw, or just sit and chat. There is no charge and all are welcome.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
We will be holding a service for World Day of Prayer at 2 p.m. on Friday 3rd March. This year’s service has been prepared by Taiwan and looks inspiring.
THURSDAY APRIL 6TH AT 6 p.m.
We will be holding a Tenebrae service led by Rev Peggy Kabonde
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 7TH AT 11 a.m.
There will be a short reflective service led by Izzie Smears
EASTER DAY APRIL 9TH AT 9:15 a.m.
Our morning service will be led by Rev Peggy Kabonde.
There is currently an Area Ministerial vacancy for the pastoral responsibility for Steeple Ashton Methodist, Westbury Methodist, Westbury URC and Warminster United Churches
|Secretarial Contact||Mrs Alison Evans|
|Treasurer||Mr Martin Wilson|
|Property||Mr Douglas Belsom|
|Senior Stewards and Diary||Pauline and Maurice Tiller|