Copplestone Methodist Church
Please note, currently all groups are cancelled due to COVID-19.
Children and Families Project
In January 2020 our new Children and Youth Worker, Mark Williams will begin at Copplestone Methodist Church.
A management committee chaired by our minister and made up of church members who have a passion for this work will support Mark.
The project aims to:
- take appropriate opportunities to demonstrate God’s love through action
- provide support, care and guidance for children, young people and their families
- establish contact and dialogue along with a range of activities for children, young people and families for whom there are few resources and limited places to meet together in this rural location
- provide leadership for the work that takes place for children, young people and their families
- support and supervise volunteers assisting with children, young people and their families
The demographics of the village have changed through the construction of many starter homes and there are many children and young people within the village.
We are working with the Primary School and Parish Council to address the needs of the children and young people of Copplestone as well as their families. We want each person to feel valued and identify with and have a desire to help maintain a safe and welcoming community for all.
When: Sundays 10:45am‐12:00pm
If you’re between the ages of 4 and 11, then KidZone is the place to be. With the rest of the Youth Church, we join the adults in the main Church for the first few minutes of the service, which is aimed towards the younger age group. We spend the rest of the time back in the Community hall where we have stories, games, songs, crafts, and sometimes sweets! It’s a great time to meet your friends and learn about the Bible in an exciting way!
Those from Years 2-6 also meet on the third Friday of each month for a social get together from 6:30-8:00pm.
When: Sundays 10:45am‐12:00pm
Children aged 0‒3 are able to spend this time in our fully staffed crèche provision.
When: Coming Soon
This toddler group runs once a month alongside the Copplestone Café. Each month we offer different activities and experiences for your pre-primary aged children to enjoy, from crafts to free play and story sessions to the 'Mini World Experience'. It is a great environment for both children parents/carers to enjoy. There is no admission fee, only donations for coffee and cake (provided by Copplestone Café).
When: Fortnightly Tuesdays 7:00‐8:30pm
The Pulse is our youth group for Year 7 onwards. Every other Tuesday we have a lot of fun exploring more about our Christian faith. It is an evening of fun, friendship and more often than not... food! From themed nights to Quiz nights, from Challenges to competitions, from beach nights to Sports nights and from discussions to prayers ‒ this group is not to be missed.
When: Sunday 10:45am‐12:00pm
The Grid is for you if you are between 11 and 16 years old. With the rest of the Youth Church we join the adults in the main Church for the first few minutes of the service, and then we meet upstairs. The Grid is a great way to get involved in our exciting Sunday programme, and gives you a chance to meet people your own age, study the Bible and relate it to real life issues.
When: Coming Soon
Energize is a youth club for those from Year 6 to Year 9. We meet in the community room at Copplestone Church. We have; table tennis, pool, Wii, football table and group games. We also have craft and cookery session. Once per month we also meet with youth from the local area across the Ringsash Circuit. There are also opportunities to go on a summer camps and outings during the summer months.
When: Thursday 9:00am‐12:00pm
As a service to local people and a way to help develop our sense of community in the village we run a very successful cafe at the church, serving high quality refreshments and homemade cakes each Thursday morning from 9am ‒ noon. You can also come for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month. Just drop in between 12.00pm and 2.00pm for a choice of homemade soup, dish of the day, dessert of the day; together with a choice fruit and yoghurts. We support local and national charities through the donations made for the coffee, cakes and lunches. Parents and carers bringing children should also note that soft play facilities are provided for your small ones on Thursday mornings. We also have a Playzone session for children under 5 which runs once a month a Thursday morning from 9.00am ‒ 10.30am.
Copplestone Community Choir
When: Thursday 7:00‐8:30pm
We’re an all age community choir with a wide choice of music to suit everyone. Everyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join us. There are no auditions. For more details contact Suzanne (07814 372828), or you can just come along to a practice and see how you like it!
Copplestone Fit Club
When: Fortnightly Mondays 6:00‐7:00pm (term time only)
All ages, shapes and fitness levels can enjoy exercises, toning, stretching and generally getting ourselves moving! We aim to have fun, keeping fit and making new friends, so what are you waiting for?
When: Fortnightly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:30‐9:30pm
Our House Groups meet fortnightly and will spend time together enjoying fellowship, prayer, Bible study and often food and drink! Housegroups may run in conjunction with a preaching series that is taking place during the Sunday services, and will aim to look at the topic in more detail, and gives its members an opportunity to discuss, question, and share on these subjects. There are currently 4 Housegroups meeting at various locations around the Copplestone area, reflective of where people who are part of Copplestone Church live.
When: Quarterly on Mondays 7:30‐9:30pm
Lifespring is a gathering of women of all ages and backgrounds. It’s an informal meeting held once a quarter on a Monday evening. We have time to socialise, share teaching about God’s word for us and to have fun as women of God. At Lifespring, we are committed to seeing women grow in their relationships with God, no matter what stage you are at, and to building life‐long relationships with each other. For more information please contact us via our contact page.