The Methodist Church in Retford

by | 1 June 2023 | Community Event, Community facility, Hobbies, Retford, Social Group

The Grove and Hallcroft Methodist Churches work closely together to form the Methodist Church in Retford.

While building work takes place at the Grove, services will be held in Chapelgate Hall behind the church.

For more information on the below or on services at either church, visit, search Grove Street Methodist Church on Facebook, or phone 01777 702330.

Grove Messy Church Easter Eggstravaganza

As a change to the usual routine, Grove Methodist held its April Messy Church session on a Saturday and called it Easter Eggstravaganza. They were thrilled to have nearly 50 children and adults attend.

They started the session with an Easter egg hunt around the church; fortunately all children were able to find the right number of eggs!

Activities included making a chocolate flower which the children were encouraged to give to someone else, an Easter chick made from drawing around their hand, a stitched cross and an Easter card or garden.

These activities proved very successful, as did the decoration of the cross of flowers which was placed outside church on Easter Day.

The children sat to hear the Easter story, then following a song and a prayer everyone enjoyed pasta bake and chocolate cakes.

The children were all given a book containing the Easter story as they left as a reminder of the importance of this special time of year.

What’s on at The Grove

  • Half Term Food Hub: Friday 2nd June. Open to the whole community; £3.50 for a bag of food.
  • Film and Tea Afternoon: Saturday 3rd June, 3.00pm. Back by popular demand; tickets £10.00, from
  • Book Club: Monday 19th June, 2.00pm.
  • The Listening Place: Saturday 27th May and 24th June, 2.30pm.

Regular events

  • Tuesday Group on a Monday, the Grove
  • Tuesday Fellowship, Hallcroft
  • Thursday Lunch, 12.00pm, the Grove
  • Thursday afternoon Bright Hour, the Grove
  • Thursday Coffee Morning, Hallcroft
  • Saturday Coffee Morning, 10.00am to 12.00pm, the Grove.