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  • BIRDWELL METHODIST CHURCH

    Sheffield Road
    Birdwell
    Barnsley
    South Yorkshire
    S70 5XB
     

    Our Church, opened in March 2004   Gold Cross

     

    Birdwell Methodist Church is a welcoming, friendly church, opened in March 2004. It is situated on Sheffield Road, which is the main A61 road through Birdwell, and is just ¾ mile from junction 36 of the M1 motorway (See our location map at the foot of the page). Our modern building, with sanctuary at the front (with a beautiful and inspirational stained-glass window), and a large hall to the rear, caters for all ages. There are three clubs for children, plus another for birth-to-four years of age. Upstairs we have two further rooms, one of which is fitted out as an IT suite. (The Hall and Upper Room are available for hire - please enquire from our booking secretary Mary, on 01226 290568).  Our Sunday morning services vary in style, with hymns and worship songs to suit the occasion. Most of our hymns and songs etc. are projected on-screen using ZionWorx

    . We only have an occasional evening service at 6.15 pm, as arranged.   Please go to our Calendar page for details of events, activities and services taking place.

    Our Mission Statement:
     ‘God is calling us to be a welcoming Christ-centred people who, as we witness to God’s love in Birdwell, are touched by the needs of the local community’.
     
    Please Note that the Chapel itself has no Landline Telephone
     
    Minister: Rev Mick Neal

    12 Orchard Croft, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3QY   Tel: 01226 770422

    revmickneal@googlemail.com

    Rev Mick Neal
    Rev Mick Neal

    Church Officials
    Lay Worker:
    Mrs Ellie Peet
    Telephone: 07746 954086
    Email: elliepeet59@gmail.com

    Stewards:

    Mr Paul Horswill
    Mrs Mavis Kitchen
    Mrs Sheila Jackson
    Miss Margaret Beardshall

    Property Secretary &  Website:

    Mr Paul Horswill


    To book a room, or the hall
    for your party, etc,.
    please go to the Bookings page
     or ring Mary on 01226 290568 
    
    Bookings Secretary:
    Mrs Mary Horswill smiley

    May God's blessings be with you!

    We welcome you to join in our events and services.

    People Seated in Church

     'Let the children come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of God'

    ZionWorx 2014 presentation program
    by Jubilate Software Ltd

    used at Birdwell Methodist Church


    NO ACCESS TO SCHOOL FROM CHURCH CAR PARK

    BIRDWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS ASKED THE CHURCH
    TO CLOSE THE CAR PARK IN FRONT OF CHURCH, DUE
     TO CONCERNS FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN ARRIVING
    AND/OR LEAVING SCHOOL.  
    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL
     FROM THE CHURCH CAR PARK, AS THE GATE IS NOW LOCKED.  
    WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    WE HAVE Sunday morning services
    held jointly AT HOYLAND METHODIST CHURCH,
    at 10.30 am. usually on the FIRST SUNDAY in the month.
    also
    HOYLAND METHODISTS JOIN US AT BIRDWELL
     usually on the THIRD SUNDAY
     of the month, but PLEASE CHECK
    our calendar page to make sure!
    
    

    Sunday Services    


    Sunday 15th April

    United Service at Hoyland Methodist Chapel

    10.30 am: Ms Ruth Gilson


    Sunday 22nd April

    10.45 am: Mrs Diana Wheeler


    MultiColour Sale 21st April 10.30am
    
    

    TOUR DE YORKSHIRE 2018  -  FRIDAY 4 MAY

    STAGE TWO: 149KM - YORKSHIRE HERITAGE - BARNSLEY TO ILKLEY

    The peloton will start outside Barnsley’s impressive Town Hall and head towards Penistone. The route ventures into Worsbrough and the first mountains classification points are up for grabs at Blacker Hill. Then via Market St. past Hoyland Methodist Chapel (Open all day for your refreshments). With those in the bag the race will pass through Elsecar before an intermediate sprint is contested in Swinton. Conisbrough Castle provides a stunning backdrop before the riders continue north for a second intermediate sprint in Scholes, and Harewood House also makes an appearance prior to the classified Côte de Old Pool Bank climb. The route will then pass through Otley and Ilkley before reaching the race’s first-ever summit finish on the Cow and Calf. In an added twist, King of the Mountains points will also be on offer right before the stage winner is crowned on top of this iconic Yorkshire climb.


     Z U M B A 
    with  Shawny-Leigh Mallison
     at Birdwell Methodist Church.
    Wednesdays: 6.00 pm to 6.45 pm 
    Please check with Shawny-Leigh.
    

    'HEALTHY BONES'
    Exercise Class, led by Bronia
    Mondays, 10.00 am - 12 noon

    Click the button at the top for more info


     Irish Dancing Class 

    Tuesdays, 6pm - 8pm


    NOW REHEARSING AT BIRDWELL -

     'THE JUBILEE SINGERS' 
    (MD Iris Higginbottom)
    REHEARSALS AT BIRDWELL
    FRIDAYS, AT 10.30 am - 12 noon

    see the Jubilee Singers page


    
    The 'Joyful Noise' Choir 
     Rehearsals usually on 
     2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 
     7.15 pm to 8.45 pm 
    
    If you enjoy singing, or you would like to give it a try,
    just come and join us, we don't bite!

    WEEKLY COFFEE AFTERNOONS

    Usually Wednesdays -

    Please Check!

    2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


     WATERCOLOUR PAINTING CLASS 

    (also now doing Acrylics)

    Thursdays, 10 am to 12 noon

     Closes on 5th April 2018 for Summer Holidays 

     Restart date to be announced later 

    Photo: Kath showing acrylic patterning techniques

    PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PAINTS!

    Cost - £3.00 per session, for Church Funds

    See our Watercolour Page!


    Twice-Weekly Yoga Classes, 
    led by Melissa Stansfield

    Mondays, 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

    Wednesdays, 7.00 pm- 8.15 pm


     

    The Jubilee Singers at Birdwell, 20th September 2014

    Jubilee Singers at Higham & Barugh Green, 27 July 2014


    NOTE: We are looking to extend into other crafts,

    such as banner making, soft furnishings. etc.

    Please keep in touch; you can contact us with ideas 

    and suggestions for other hobbies.


    We continue to collect tinned goods and other food items (in date) for the local food bank.  Please bring your gifts to leave in the box at church for delivery to our local distribution centre.  Thank you for helping in this way.


     ​Find us on Facebook!

    For a video tour of the premises, go to 

    Birdwell Methodist Church page on Facebook, and click on Video

    Visit Facebook and leave your comments!

    and please 'Like' us!


     EASY FUNDRAISING 

     PLEASE COPY THE LINK ADDRESS BELOW,
    (or go to our 'Links' page)
    AND SIGN UP TO DONATE TO BIRDWELL METHODIST CHURCH.
    THEN SELECT YOUR ONLINE RETAILER, BUY ONLINE,
    AND THEY WILL GIVE UP TO 15% OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE,
    TO SUPPORT BIRDWELL METHODIST CHURCH
    AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!

    http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/birdwellmc/

     PLEASE GIVE IT A TRY, AND HELP
     TO SUPPORT OUR WORK
     IN THE COMMUNITY
    
    http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/birdwellmc/

     

    :D  'LITTLE FISHES'  :D

    Little Fishes logo

    for pre-school children and their parents/carers
    £3.00
    Tea, coffee and toast served for carers,
    Stories, songs and toys, and healthy snacks for the children.
    Tuesdays 9.00 am to 11.30 am
    (during term time)

    BARNSLEY STREET PASTORS

    LAUNCHED 15th JANUARY 2010, 7.30 pm

    at ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, BARNSLEY.

    Street Pastors officials

    Please pray for this important work!

    See 'Barnsley Street Pastors' page

    New Street Pastor volunteers needed

    What's a Street Pastor? - visit  http://www.streetpastors.co.uk

    and www.barnsley.streetpastors.org.uk


    Junior Kids' Club
    is led by Julie Phillips and helpers,
    3.45pm on Mondays
    (during term-time)
    for ages 5 to 7 years
    Kids then move on to the Exodus-run Kidz' Klub

    The Exodus Project logo

    KIDZ KLUB & ROCK SOLID

    WEEKLY,  THURSDAYS, 5.30pm and 7.30pm

    KIDZ KLUB GROUP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 8 TO 11

    ROCK SOLID GROUP FOR THOSE AGED 11 TO 15

    CLUBS RUN BY THE EXODUS PROJECT

    see 'Youth Activities' 

    EXODUS NOW HAVE A CHARITY SHOP AT CUDWORTH
    Called 'STEP', it is situated at 208 Barnsley Road, Cudworth, S72 8UJ
    Ring 07886945081 (June) 
    or 07840463642 (Martin)
    to arrange collection of items for sale at the shop.

    Come along and browse (and buy!)


    W.E.A. Family History Course 
    Has now closed.
    

    WE SUPPORT THE

    SAMARITAN'S PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL 

    at Hoyland Methodist Church

    Start buying items for your shoeboxes in the January sales, and beat the rush!
     
    A remarkable article about a child from Rwanda
    appears on our 'Operation Christmas Child' page
    Other links:
     

    How to find us:

    Birdwell Methodist Church is situated on the A61, 3/4 mile north of M1 Junction 36.  For your satnav, use our postcode S70 5XB.  (Please be aware that new roundabouts/road layout is now in operation, close to the M1 junction 36).

    Please Note that the Chapel itself has no Landline Telephone

    Antique 1

    The map above does not include the new roundabout system now open and causing occasional chaos!

    Please follow the road signs and get in the correct lane!

    We hope to update this map soon

    Look for the church on your right hand side when travelling north (towards Barnsley).  There is a Car Park to the rear, and parking for the less-able at the front.


    This website shows events which occur in the building through the week, some of which help to keep your body in shape. We feel it is important to keep your spiritual life fit as well. We believe that coming to God in worship helps to keep our spiritual balance. Come and join us in worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ - you can be assured of a warm, friendly welcome.

    For more details, please contact any of our stewards.

    To speak to Rev Mick Neal,

    please phone him on. 01226 770422.

    His email address is revmickneal@googlemail.com.

    Contact him if you would like a Baptism,

    Wedding or Funeral in the church.

     

     You can email us about the website, or contact one of our team 

     for any other reason, by emailing us at: 

    paul.horswill@sky.com

    (please allow a few days for our reply)

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