Wesley Road Methodist Church

Our mission statement: We aim to be a loving Christian family, welcoming all, seeking, serving, and sharing God’s will in all we do by the power of HIs love.

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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We are a Fairtrade church.

We have also been awarded a bronze Eco Church award.


The church is located at:

Wesley Road Methodist Church
Newton, Trowbridge
BA14 0AX


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 7:30pmFortnightly House Groups
9am-3pmMonday-Wednesday Club
TuesdayMorningMen’s working party for Church Maintenance
2-4pmArt group
6:30pm – 8pmHangout Club for children of school age.
Wednesday 7pmTable Tennis Club in the hall, every last Wednesday of the month.
7:30pmWednesday plus every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
9am – 3pm.Monday-Wednesday Club
Thursday9:15am – 9:45amPrayer Group in Church Lounge
10amHoly Communion in Church Lounge followed by tea and coffee

 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  

Art group gives an opportunity to beginners and those more experienced to try out new techniques and produce pieces of their own. All materials provided. Free entry but donations welcome. 

The Hangout 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.



The Minister

Other key people

Minister with Pastoral CareRevd Tracey Lewis
Church SecretaryMr Bob Farrimond
TreasurerMrs Ann Clark