The Grove and Hallcroft Methodist Churches work closely together to form the Methodist Church in Retford. For more information on the below or on services at either church, visit www.the-grove.org.uk, search Grove Street Methodist Church on Facebook, or phone 01777 702330.
November is looking to be a busy month with several highlights in the church calendar, not to mention the start of the run up to Christmas as the churches join with the town celebrations at the end of the month, present the Star-Studded Christmas Spectacular and begin the Advent group discussions.
Food Hub, Friday 27th October and 3rd November, 2.00pm
Saturday Elevenses Charity Coffee Morning, 10.00am to 12.00pm, The Grove
Now in the newly decorated foyer at the front of church, with draft-free doors and state-of-the-art heating! Come and enjoy a nice filter coffee and a delicious slice of cake and support a charity – local, national or worldwide – with each cup of coffee or tea you enjoy. If you would like to book a Saturday Coffee slot for your favourite charity contact Barbara Wison on 01777 710834.
Thursday Lunch, 12.00pm, The Grove
Chapel Anniversary, Sunday 5th November, 10.30am, The Grove
This year the present church is 143 years old. A celebratory service will be led by superintendent minister Reverend Julie Coates and will focus on the different strands within the church and the organisations and groups who use these premises – the Church Family. Everyone is welcome to join in the birthday celebrations!
Lunch and Film, Tuesday 14th November, 12.00pm
Soup and a roll followed by a film. No cost, just donations.
Annual Church Meeting, Sunday 19th November, 10.30am, The Grove
This morning service will be led by Reverend Julie Coates and will encompass the annual church meeting, followed by a slightly different One Pot Faith Lunch. All welcome.
CommuniTea, Tuesday 21st November, 4.00pm, The Grove
Monthly session at the two church to bring the community together over a teatime meal. All welcome for a two-course meal for just £1.00. Meals cooked using surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. Volunteers welcome to help set up, serve or clear up. For enquiries call 01777 702573
Star-studded Christmas Spectacular, 25th-26th November, 10.00am to 5.00pm, The Grove
This Christmas event replaces the annual Star Festival for this year only and will be held in Chapelgate Hall at the back of the church, accessed via Union Street.
It will be different – it will be smaller, it will only one be weekend, but it will be lots of fun! It will be star-studded, it will be spectacular, and the refreshments will be just as good!
There will be craft stalls, activities for the children, decorating the Christmas tree, tombola and entertainment from the Edwardians on Saturday and Steven Carey, the Salvation Army Band and the Ukulele Group on Sunday. And more still to be arranged.
Churches Together in Retford, Sunday 26th November, 10.30am, Market Place
The congregation will be worshipping in the Market Place as representatives from the Retford Churches lead worship from the stage. The Elizabethan Academy Choir will be singing carols to support the service. The service will be preceded by a parade led by the Blue Ice Cheer Leaders. The parade will leave the Grove Church at 10.20am. Wrap up warm and come and join in.