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ABOUT US

THE CHURCH AT BLACKSHAW HEAD : A CHURCH FOR ALL.

Although we are a Methodist Church, as there is no other church in the village our membership comes from a spectrum of backgrounds - Anglicans and Catholics as well as Methodists and those with no particular denomination.

This diversity is reflected in our life together, which draws on a wide range of Christian traditions.
We believe in a church that is inclusive and family-centred, that embraces a variety of spiritualities, and that increasingly meets and shares together 'on-line' as well as in our lovely chapel.
We try not to be 'religious', but instead to concentrate on working out how to live the kind of life set out in the gospels, and to become the kind of loving and caring community to which Jesus calls us.

Our Sunday services vary from week to week - once a month we have a family service where all ages stay together; other weeks our children spend some time separately in their 'Sunday school'. We have communion around once a month, and every two months or so we have a 'cafe church', where we sit at tables and have coffee and buns as part of worship which tends to include videos and conversation.

If you aren't able to come to us we can still come to you!
During the Covid lockdown we built up an online worshipping community, which has now become "As We Are Gathered -an Online Gathering Place for Scttered Souls', mostly made up of folk who either don't or can't go to church.  Each week we produce a little video service, using our own folk to record readings, music and prayers, and we post this on our facebook page. Find our more on our 'AsWAG' page - just click the link in the menu bar above.

"THE CHURCH AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY"
We aim to serve the local community in whatever ways we can, as both a spiritual and a practical resource. 

The chapel provides a useful suite of community rooms which we make  available for community events such as the village fete and local history club exhibitions, and we hire out space for both regular clubs and meetings and one-off events and private parties.

The chapel also hosts Blackshaw Parish Council's meetings and provides a performance space for Colden School.

In the porch is our Christmas manger, which we use all year round as the village's collection point for donations for two local food-banks, although due to increasing demad we have now sugmented this with two collection bins outside the entrance.

The chapel is a spiritual base for celebrating and remembering all the landmarks of personal and civic life, and  provides further ministry to the community through its beautiful graveyard.

You will find much more about us in this website, so please come in and explore what we are about.