Dale Street Methodist Church

Leamington Spa

 

Who We Are

We are lively and busy people welcoming anyone wishing to join us in worship, all sorts of family events, 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 and to which you are very welcome.  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. 

Worship 

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House groups  play an important part in Bible study,    increasing faith and furthering the general life of our church.  Choose as you wish!

Monday
(4-5 sessions per term).
2.30 – 4pm. 

Bible study.

Monday.
7.30 – 9pm. 

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.

 

Evolve.
Leader: Neil Bowker.  
Bible study and social. 

Thursday 7.30 -9.15pm. 

 

Leader. Graham Howe.
Bible study.


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This contemporary worship service with a live band is based at Dale Street and takes place at 8pm (7pm from September) 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.

Fellowship

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Families – dads and tots

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 bacon butty and tea or coffee while the children play with an extensive range of toys.

Families – Play and Praise

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 a previous session.

Everyone – Come and create

This is a new group, starting in October 2018, for crafters of any age. It meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 7.30 – 9pm.  You might be knitting, crocheting, quilting, writing poetry, card- making, candle- making, drawing, painting – in fact, anything you like. Make for yourself, make gifts for families, make for charities.  Bring your own materials, Coffee, tea, cakes provided.

Scout and guide group

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.

Rainbow Guides

Girls 5 - 7

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Beaver Scouts

Mixed 6 - 8

Friday

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Brownie Guides

Girls 7 - 10

Tuesday

6:15 - 7:45 pm

Cub Scouts

Mixed 8 - 10½

Monday
Thursday

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

Guides

Girls 10 - 14

Tuesday

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Scouts

Mixed 10½ - 14

Monday
Thursday

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

Explorers

Mixed 14 - 18

Thursday

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Network

Mixed 18 - 25

Tuesday

8:30 - 10:00 pm

 

Action for Children Support Group

 We organise and sponsor a series of very varied and lively events during each year, ranging from dances to posh teas, coffee and croissants and Christmas concerts. You will find reports of our activities on the archive page.  We aim to give entertainment and enjoyment for all ages and we reach out into the local community. We also raise a good deal of money to further the work of this important Methodist charity. 

Midis

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.

Curry Night

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.

Ladies Night

This is an occasional night out at a local Italian restaurant.

Outreach

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Friends of Homewood

The Methodist Church supports MHA which provides care for older people – primarily through a group of Methodist Homes throughout the country. 
We have strong links with “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.

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.

Meet Play Eat

This is a Church supported initiative which started in August 2017 in response to an awareness of the issue of holiday hunger and the increased pressure families face during the school holidays when school children do not have access to school meals.

A team of volunteers organises activities and cooks a hot meal for families on certain days during the longer school holidays. In 2017 family lunches took place 4 times in August and once in the Christmas holidays.

Hot-cross  bun  distribution

For the last two years we have given out hot cross buns to unsuspecting people in the town.

Christian Aid

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

Leamington Street Pastors

Dale Street provides volunteers, joining others from various local churches. The organisation exists to create a more harmonious and safe environment for those out and about on the town’s streets at night.

 

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