Greetings and blessings from The Grove Methodist Church and Centre

by | 22 December 2020 | Community facility, Retford

We are living in strange times at the moment; so at The Grove they are doing things differently.
They are:

  • Preparing online services which go live on their website every Sunday, see
  • There is the option for people to dial in on 01777 808744 and listen if they don’t have internet facilities.
    Their popular Saturday Coffee Mornings are still being held via Zoom on the first Saturday of the month – make your own coffee and then log in for a chat.
  • Zoom also works very well for their Bible study, fellowship groups and quizzes.
  • Messy Church is having great fun meeting monthly thanks to Zoom and is eager to welcome new families to join them.
  • The Thursday Lunch teams would like to keep in touch with their regular – and not so regular – customers. Please let them have your contact details so that they can keep you in the loop.

For more information about any of these activities, including log in codes, please call their minister, Reverend Julie Coates on 01777 702573 or email
Christmas is coming and there are plans afoot for Christmas services and Advent groups which will be available for all. Visit their website for further information.
The Star Festival has had to be cancelled this year but the church will be alight with stars in December. They are asking you to help them spread the message of the star far and wide by decorating your windows with stars – lighted if possible. Take a photo and send it in for their Christmas photo gallery.
They have placed their Easter cross outside the front of the church. Ribbons are provided, and you are invited to tie one onto the cross in memory of someone you love. They will be opening their premises for private prayer every Thursday morning, drop in any time from 10.30am to 12.00pm. If you would like to speak to anyone call 01777 702573