Downham Market Methodist Church

Downham Market Methodist Church

Downham Market Methodist Church is a thriving church, open 7 days a week, with a variety of groups and activities for all ages.

Address: Paradise Road, Downham Market, PE38 9JE
Minister: Revd Paul Critchley

Mission Statement
Downham Market Methodist Church exists to experience and share the life changing love of God for all.

Core Values: Truthful, Thankful, Accepting, Loving, Forgiving

SPECIAL UPDATE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the church is following the Government and Methodist Church guidelines. From 19 July 2021, there will be some easing of the restrictions, but we still request that everyone attending worship wears a face covering. Please respect other worshippers who may prefer to sit socially distanced. Hand sanitising is still encouraged.

See below for full list of services

Orders of service for worshipping at home are available on the Methodist Church website

Services (This can alter for special events. See Circuit Preaching Plan on the HOME page)

10.00 am Morning Worship (2nd Sunday = All Age worship, 4th Sunday = Holy Communion). Gluten Free bread is used.
6.30 pm Evening Worship (3rd Sunday only)
6.30 pm Zoom Service (except 3rd Sunday of the month)email Sarah Friswell (see Church Council Secretary below) for the Meeting ID and Password

Midweek Worship
1st Wednesday only at 2.00 pm. All are welcome

The Social Centre
The Social Centre exists to offer home-cooked meals and refreshments five days a week Monday - Fridays. Open 10.00 - 1.00 each day. Lunch is served at 12.00 noon.

Room Hire
The Church has a number of rooms which are used for church and community activities. If you are interested in hiring a room, please see our Frequently Asked Questions

Regular Church Related Groups 

PLEASE CHECK before attending, as many groups are currently suspended.

Paradise Bowls 2.00 - 4.00 (indoor bowls)
Brownies 6.00 - 7.00
Guides 7.30 - 8.30

Boys' Brigade 6.30 - 9.00

Tufty Club (Parent and Toddler Group) 9.30 - 11.30
Ladies Friendship Circle 7.30 - 9.00 (alternate Wednesdays)

Choir 7.15 - 8.15

Paradise Bowls 2.00 - 4.00
Messy Church 4.30 - 6.00 (2nd Friday of the month)

Coffee Mornings 9.30 - 12.00

Community Bookings

PLEASE CHECK before attending, as many groups are currently suspended.

Dementia Cafe (4th Monday in the month) 9.30 - 12.00
Art for All - 10.45 - 12.45
Bridge Club 1.30 - 5.00
Floral Club 7.00 - 9.00

Bridge Club 9.30 - 1.00
Keep Fit / Tai Chi 9.45 - 11.45
Healthcare - 1.00 - 5.00
Downham Singers 7.30 - 9.00

Art Club - 10.00 - 12.00
Stroke Club 1.00 - 3.00
Acrylics 1.30 - 4.00
U3A Quiz 2.30 - 4.00
Hatha Yoga - 5.30 - 9.00
AA Group 7.00 - 9.00

Excel Exercise 10.00 - 11.00
Heart Beeps 12.00 - 4.00
Street Dance 5.30 - 7.00
Singers Inspired 7.30 - 9.30
Bridge Club 7.00 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
French Classes All day

Funky Cats 9.30 -12.00
Spanish 9.30 - 1.00

Important Contacts
Church Secretary Sarah Friswell Email
Treasurer Sarah Friswell Email
Bookings and Lettings Enquiries Martin Chilvers Email
Boys' Brigade Ralph Perkins Email

Accessibility at Downham Market

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet and Baby Changing Facilities
  • Loop
  • Large Print


Contact Info


Please use the contact information on the individual church pages for contacting us.

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