Dale Street Methodist Church

Leamington Spa

Who We Are

We are lively and busy people welcoming anyone wishing to join us in presenting events and worship, and in reaching out into the community.

We try to be friendly and inclusive in our welcome. Our events are to entertain and to provide fellowship and relaxation. Above all, we try to offer to God and to Jesus the worship they deserve, to sing praises and to pray for all those who are in need. 

On this page you will find brief introductions to the groups whose activities happen regularly.  For information about any of them, please contact us.

Check on our prayer page  to discover some of the ways in which we pray for others as well as for ourselves. 

House groups, listed below, play an important part in Bible study, increasing faith and furthering the general life of our church. 

Church Family Groups

House Groups




(4-5 sessions per term).
2.30 – 4pm. 

Leader: Andy Laird. 

Bible study.

7.30 – 9pm. 


Leader: Jo Kandola.  

Bible study.


Wednesday (fortnightly). 8 – 9.30pm. 


 Leader: Russell Blackwell.  
Discipleship through study materials and the Bible with take-away meal every fifth session.


 Wednesday. 8 – 10pm.


Leader: Neil Bowker.  
Bible study and social. Contact n.bowker.01@cantab.net.

 Thursday 7.30 -9.15pm. 


Leader. Graham Howe.
Bible study.


A group of fathers (and grandfathers) of pre-school children bring them to Dale Street most Saturday mornings between 9.30 and 11.30.
They can compare notes over a butty and tea or coffee while the children play with an extensive range of toys. For more information send an email.


Play and Praise is an exciting event for children under eight and their parents. It takes place every two months on a Saturday afternoon at 3.30. Each session has a Bible theme linked to varied activities, with a story and a hot meal. Play and Praise is for anyone and reaches out into the community. If you would like to know about it, and how it engages both children and Mums and Dads, click here for a report of the November 2017 session.


This ladies’ group meets on Tuesday evenings twice a month at the home of one of the members. The meeting is usually based round a talk or an activity in which all can take part. Husbands are welcome on special occasions. The group joined in a celebratory meal to mark its 40th anniversary in September 2017.


A dozen or so men from Dale Street and other local Methodist churches meet at an Indian restaurant on a Friday evening every two months or so.


This new venture has so far been based on a meal together at a local Italian restaurant.

Youth Organisations


This contemporary worship service with a live band is based at Dale Street and takes place at 8pm on the 4th Sunday of each month.  Each session has a theme and a speaker and much use is made of multimedia. Expect experiments in worship. This service is open to anyone and is especially popular on Christmas Eve. Check out the Twitter link.


Rainbow Guides

Girls 5 - 7


5:30 - 6:30 pm

Beaver Scouts

Mixed 6 - 8


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Brownie Guides

Girls 7 - 10


6:15 - 7:45 pm

Cub Scouts

Mixed 8 - 10½


6:15 - 7:45 pm
6:15 - 7:45 pm


Girls 10 - 14


6:30 - 8:30 pm


Mixed 10½ - 14


7:00 - 9:00 pm
7:00 - 9:00 pm


Mixed 14 - 18


7:30 - 9:30 pm


Mixed 18 - 25


8:30 - 10:00 pm


Operating as Dale Street Scout and Guide Group, thriving uniformed organisations are available for young people across the whole age range. They take part in all the activities associated with the Scout and Guide movement and produce their spectacular gang show ‘Daley Sketches’ every two years. Explorers will be found as young leaders in several of the junior sections.  For more information, please send an email.

Linked Organisations

Age Concern

Age Concern Leamington Spa run Lunch Clubs on  Wednesdays in the hall at Dale Street. Volunteer drivers fetch and return members in a minibus and hot meals, coffee and tea are served. Members are occasionally entertained by groups of children from local schools. For more information or to register, please send an email.

Action for Children Support Group

 We organise a series of lively events during each year that are family and community based. We aim to give entertainment and interest and we raise substantial amounts of money to further the work of this important Methodist charity. 

Friends of Homewood

The Methodist Church supports MHA which provides care for older people – primarily through a group of Methodist Homes throughout the country. 
Dale Street has strong links to “Homewood”, the local Methodist Home in Leamington Spa. 
Friends of Homewood provide extra support for the residents through visits and raising funds to enable the residents to receive occasional treats.

Christian Aid

The house-to-house collections and the Mayor’s Charity Walk in May are both well supported by Dale Street.


Also, see our Links page for details of these and other charities supported by our activities.