About our church.
A site was purchased in Newtown in 1871 to serve people living in the many streets of factory workers’ houses which had been built in this area. The chapel, in the ‘Anglo-Italian’ style, was designed by W.J.Stent of Warminster and opened in 1872. A new road, adjacent to the chapel, was built by the lord of the manor, William Stancomb, and named Wesley Road. The chapel was conceived as a ‘mission church’ when the Manvers Street chapel was deemed too small to hold the congregation and it was decided to build in a ‘populous suburb’. In 1877, there were 100 sittings and in 1874, a Sunday school was started . In 1881, a schoolroom was built, in which the British Day School began on August 29th, 1898 and was later transferred to Newtown School when that school was built. The chapel was restored in 1930 and in 1933, the Gregory Room was built, adjacent to the schoolroom, to accommodate the Beginners’ department.
The present buildings offer a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with the added bonus of moveable seats and modern technology. There is a hall and lounge which, along with the church, are available for hire. A warm welcome is given to our regular charitable users and all who come to church for worship and fellowship.
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The church is located at:
|Wesley Road Methodist Church|
We are located on the corner of Newtown and Wesley Road in Trowbridge. Car parking is available in the social club car park opposite the church.
From Bradford-on-Avon enter Trowbridge until Holy Trinity Church on the island is reached. Circulate the island, turning into Newtown. Wesley Road Methodist Church is on the right opposite Newtown Primary School.
From Westbury enter Trowbridge via North Bradley until Frome Road is reached. At T-junction turn right into Frome Road and follow until this leads into Newtown. Continue, the Church is on the left opposite Newtown Primary School.
Times of service
10.30am Morning worship with Junior Church.
1st Sunday in the month All Age Worship.
Midweek worship. Thursday 9.15am – 9.45am Prayer Group. 10am A short service of Holy Communion held in the church lounge, followed by tea and coffee.
|Monday||7pm – 9pm||Guides|
|7:30pm||Fortnightly House Groups|
|Tuesday||Morning||Men’s working party for Church Maintenance|
|10am -12 noon||Crafty Capers – A craft group|
|6:30pm – 8pm||Friends Club for 5 to 11 year olds|
|7pm||Table Tennis Club in Church House every 4th Wednesday|
|7:30pm||Wednesday plus every 1st and 3rd Wednesday|
|Thursday||9:15am – 9:45am||Prayer Group in Church Lounge|
|10am||Holy Communion in Church Lounge followed by tea and coffee|
|11am – 12 noon||Multiple Sclerosis meeting in Church Lounge|
|2:30pm||Afternoon tea in church Lounge on the 1st Thursday of each Month|
|7:30pm||Line dancing in Church hall every 2nd and 4th Thursday (Subject to variation)|
Aspects house group is a small group that meets in houses to study the Bible, look at Christian art, have discussions, watch films and DVDs, and generally share fellowship in a relaxed, friendly setting.
Monday-Wednesday Club is a day club for people with special needs. They have varied activities during the day and lunch is provided.
Crafty Capers is a group that meets to share all kinds of craft activities. Suitable for all levels.
Tuesday Friends Club is a youth club that provides fun, craft and games based on stories from the Bible. Outings are arranged at certain times of the year.
Wednesday Plus arranges speakers from all walks of life.
Thursday Morning Holy Communion is a small group of people from various churches who meet to share in a 30-minute sharing of the bread and wine. This is followed by tea and coffee.
Thursday afternoon tea is an opportunity for older people to get together for an hour and have a chat or play a game ( although this is open to any age ). Refreshments are provided.
This is our minister, Revd Tracey Lewis
She can be contacted at email@example.com or on 01225 759170
Other key people
|Minister with Pastoral Care||Revd Tracey Lewis|
|Church Secretary||Mr Bob Farrimond|
|Treasurer||Mrs Ann Clark|