Castle Methodist Church - Colchester

Castle Methodist Church - Colchester
Located in the centre of Colchester, serving a wider population
Providing a worship and educational resource for the whole community

E-mail office@Castlemethodistchurch.org.uk

Boys' Brigade

 

Guides

 

Womens Fellowship

 

Senior Citizens

 

Womens' Get-Together

 

Sunday Worship

 

Alpha Courses

 

Ministers and Preachers

 

House Group Meetings

 

Coffee Mornings

 

Outreach Team

 

Young Peoples Fellowship

 

Church Council

 
 

Christian Aid

 

Fairtrade

 

Renting of meeting rooms

 

Library

 

Sermons

 

Covenants with other Church communities

 

Castle Methodist Church, Colchester has a range of activities which are demonstrated on the links from this page. Anybody wanting more information should contact the church on 01206 572061 or the Minister, Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead on 01206 573061. Castle is a member of the Colchester Methodist Circuit. As a town centre Church, Castle keeps a close association with other Churches in the town centre. Other town centre church web sites are located at Colchester Town Centre Churches

The Minister of the church, Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead .

Services are held every Sunday morning at 10.30 am. Evening services are shared with members of the Town Centre Parish and are held at 6.30 pm, or 4.00 pm in January and February each year. On the first and third Sundays the services are held at Castle, with holy communion on the third Sunday. On the second Sunday the service is at St Botolph's, and at St Peter's on the fourth Sunday. When there is a fifth Sunday individual arrangements are made.

For details of who the preachers are the Circuit Plan should be visited, this can be found at Circuit Plan.


The address of the church is, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester CO1 1TT. Maidenburgh Street is located at the lower end of the High Street and is a narrow street between the British Heart Foundation shop and the Conservative Club which has a newsagents shop located on the ground floor of that building.

Located next to the world famous Colchester Castle, Castle Methodist Church is built on a site which was originally occupied by the 'great round meeting house', built at the time that John Wesley was travelling round the country, forming societies and preaching. He visited Colchester on a number of occasions and preached in the 'great round meeting house'. The pulpit used by him survives and is on display in the church.

The present building was brought into use in 1970 when the existing site at Culver Street was taken over by developers. British Home Stores now occupies the Culver Street site.

To find out more about the Methodist Church in Great Britain generally please visit The Methodist Church of Great Britain website at www.methodist.org.uk.

There are a wide range of activities take place in the Church each week, as can be seen from the links available from this page.

Sunday services are held at 10.30 am and 6.30 pm. Holy Communion normally takes place on the first Sunday of each month during the morning service and on the third Sunday at the evening service. .

The Church has a covenant of co-operation with the Anglican town centre parish consisting of St. Botolph's and St. Peter's Church's.

To contact the Church, or the Minister via the church please telephone (0)1206 572061. If nobody is present please leave a message and you will be called back as soon as possible. The Church office is manned on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and there is always somebody present on Saturday mornings. The 'phone is unlikely to be answered during service times.

Coffee mornings are held between 10.00 am and midday on Saturdays. Anybody wanting to make contact, or just wanting refreshment is welcome to come to the church lounge (accessible from the car park) on these mornings.

If you would like to read more about the Mission and Vision of Castle Methodist Church, please click here. This will open a separate page, to return to this page just close the Mission and vision page.

Weekday daytime events include Women's Fellowship on Tuesdays and a Senior Citizens group on Thursday afternoons.

Evening Activities include Boys Brigade on Tuesday evenings and Guides on Friday evenings.