Crownhill Methodist Church welcomes everyone into our Fellowship. We aim, through our worship, Bible study, and prayer to grow closer to God and to bring others into a true relationship with Him. We seek to offer God's love made known in Jesus Christ. We are determined to show this love in action in our daily lives and fellowship, by reaching out into the community and recognising and responding to the needs of the wider world.
I am late on October’s letter, and that is because life has been somewhat hectic for me just now.
Part of the craziness has been dealing with a circuit crisis, and another part has been the joy of being involved in a fantastic theatrical project put on by our own Performing Arts Mission, and infect written by our fabulous Mission Enabler, Pam Middleton.
I think it is exactly at a time of crisis that we should up our game when it comes to Mission, so I have a challenge for you.
You can get your tickets online here - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/performing-arts-mission
I have a very small role in this play, but I can tell you the other actors are brilliant, the director is doing a fabous job with Anne Middleton’s excellent script and this is not only going to be a fantastic production but it is a genuine mission opportunity. Let’s make the most of it.
Let’s get the good news out there!
“So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full.”
Charity Coffee Morning
Our Charity for December is Little Bridge House, Children's Hospice South West. So please join us on Saturday 2nd December at 10.30 am in supporting this very special Charity. There will be as usual books and puzzles on sale as well as Christmas cards, a cake stall and a raffle. Refreshments will be served which of course includes cake. We hope you will all be able to come along and help us to raise much needed funds for this Charity which we at Crownhill have supported for many years. A very warm welcome is extended to everyone.
Mount Gould Methodist Church Christmas Fair is on Saturday 2nd December from 11am until 2pm with lots of games, tombola, a raffle and a lot more. Please join them them for a fun day.
All are welcome.
Circuit Advent Service
The service this year is at Pennycross Methodist Church on Sunday 3rd December at 6.30pm. Guest speaker is Rev Dan Haylett and his theme is "Waiting with Hope". Everyone is welcome.
This year all three of our Churches (Compton, Mount Gould and Crownhill) will be following the same Advent Theme on the Sundays of advent - HOPE (3rd December), JOY (10th), LOVE (17th) and PEACE (24th). Visiting preachers will be asked to to fit in with the theme but will still choose their own readings and preach in their own way.
Advent Study Group
The Rev Brenton will be leading this group and this year it will be done by Zoom. The meetings are on Monday's at 17.30 on the 4th, 11th, and 18th December. Please contact either Brenton or the Church for the link.
Women Methodist in Britain Event
The Circuit Carol Service is on Tuesday 5th December at 2.30pm at Elburton Methodist Church. The collection will be for "Hearing Dogs for Deaf People" which is the District Charity for for the next two years. EVERYONE is welcome to this event whether male/female/old/young (and in between)/non Methodist!
A Christmas concert presented by "The Music of The Night Choral Foundation" on Saturday 9th December at 2.30pm at Mount Gould Methodist Church. Tickets cost £10 and £5 for under 16's and are available from the door. Everyone is welcome to join what should be an enjoyable concert.
Action for Children
A candlelit concert will take place at Mount Gould Methodist Church on Tuesday 12th December at 7pm in aid of for Action for Children. All are welcome.
A Little more Christmas Music
Please join the Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir for an evening of seasonal music and carols on Wednesday 13th December at 19.30, here at Crownhill Methodist Church. Tickets cost £7.00 in aid of Church funds and are available at the door or in advance from 01752 292118.
Coffee Bar and Personal Prayer
Sorry but the Church will not be open on Thursday 28th December.
We are open on Thursday mornings between 10am and 11am for private, personal prayer for anyone who wishes to attend.
Most Sunday morning services are now streamed and can be viewed live or later on Youtube (just search for Crownhill Methodist Church)
We have restarted "Open Church" for visitors from 10.30am-12noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All are welcome to pop in for whatever reason.
Hello, I am Brenton. Some people call me Brent. Some people have been known to call me Ben – there’s a story behind that, but I’ll save it for another time.
The surname is a bit trickier: Prigge. It’s originally German, so the final ‘e’ is pronounced. I suppose if you imagined the final letter as an ‘a’ you would probably say it correctly – or pretty close. I’m quite used to it being said wrongly anway! Right, that’s the name out of the way.
A bit of background: I was born in South Africa, the eldest of four boys, and had a very happy early childhood growing up in a very small village in the hills of Kwazulu Natal. We then moved to Port Shepstone on the East coast of Kwazulu Natal for my high school years, and that too was a very happy time – and the beginning of my love for the sea.
Coffee Bar (Thursdays)
Every Thursday, 10.00am-11.30am, in the church hall, why not join us for a nice cup of coffee?
We also have a quiet hour for private prayer between 10 and 11am in the church.
All are welcome to join us for coffee and a chat, so please pop in if you are in the vicinity. FREE car parking (up to 3 hours) in the car park behind the church, but you will need to display a ticket from the machine.
The Methodist Church is quite broad in its outlook whilst holding an orthodox view of Christianity.
Here are some of our beliefs.
The Trinity We believe in one God who is a trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God the Father God created the universe.
God loves everyone unconditionally.