Welcome to the Stratton Methodist Church Profile Page

The people of Stratton Methodist church have a heart for serving the community – both the area in immediate proximity to the church and the wider area of Swindon.
In the past 18 months we have started a monthly project called Community kitchen – we offer food, clothing and a place to meet for anyone who wants to come.  Initially we had hoped to attract those from the local community and indeed we have made some good contacts.  However it quickly became apparent that we were meant to be serving people on a wider scale and we developed links with Booth House (a Salvation Army Life House) and with a breakfast club serving the homeless in the town. This work continues to grow and we are excited to see where God leads us next.
In addition to this we run a weekly coffee morning, again serving the local community.

Sunday worship takes a variety of forms – we have a worship group who lead the music and five trained worship leaders who play an active role in leading the congregation in worship for both LA services and working with ministers and local preachers each Sunday. 
We enjoy contemporary and modern music, using Songs of Fellowship books 1-5, but also try to include a traditional hymn most weeks, sometimes using the pipe organ.  The congregation is open to exploring new ways of worshipping and would welcome someone who can lead us in this.

Work with children and Young people has decreased in the past months due to a lack of numbers of children and young people. We still have a weekly group for infant/junior age children, a twice monthly youth fellowship group and both junior church and bible class most Sunday mornings.  We recently held a Messy church event which was well supported and would plan to try this again in the future.

Whilst the people of the church have grown in many ways in the last few months, we would welcome a minister who can help us to further extend this growth and using the resources we have available to us, find new ways of serving God in our community, whilst continuing to care for and support each other.