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
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.
We are currently only open for worship on Sundays at 10 am. Due to the restrictions in numbers allowed in the building, you must pre-book to attend worship closed. Please call the Church Council Secretary on 01366 500671 by 5 pm on Saturday to book your place.
Zoom Service 6:30 Sundays: email Sarah Friswell (see Church Council Secretary below) for the Meeting ID and Password
Orders of service for worshipping at home are available on the Methodist Church website
Sunday Services (This can alter for special events. See Circuit Preaching Plan on the HOME page)
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (1st Sunday in the month) There is at least one Holy Communion Service at 10.00 and 6.30 per month. Gluten Free bread is used.
10.00 a.m. Morning Worship with Junior Church
4:00 p.m. (Dec, Jan Feb) 6:30pm (Mar - Nov) Evening Worship
4:00 p.m. (Dec, Jan Feb) 5:00pm (Mar - Nov) Café Church (see Plan)
On the 1st Sunday in the month, the congregation joins Southery Methodist Church for their service which is a Songs of Praise. 5th Sunday of the month is Come and Praise.
Wednesdays at 11.15 - 12.00 in Classroom 3. 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.
Regular Church Related Groups (ALL ACTIVITIES 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
11.00 - 11.30 Prayer Space
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
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
- Large Print