Etwall’s Community is served by three churches and the Tara Buddist Centre.
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Methodist Church (Willington Road, Etwall)
Rev David Bonny – 01889 562994
The Service pattern does change from time to time to allow for Festivals and United Worship with our neighbouring Churches.
A typical pattern for Worship is:
- 9:30am Family Club (except for the 4th Sunday of the month)
- 10:45am Morning Service (Holy Communion is offered on the 3rd Sunday of the month)
- 6:15pm Evening service with Holy Communion (1st Sunday of the month)
Hall and Chapel Bookings
Both the Hall and the Chapel are available for bookings. Please contact Gill & Allan Wayte on 01283 733315.
In 1837 the first Methodist chapel in Etwall was built by Arthur Minton, son of Thomas Minton founder of the famous Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm. It was described at the time as “a handsome building lighted by ten Gothic windows” and “it will seat 250 persons“.
The newly built chapel was sold to the Wesleyan Missionary Society for £120. The original chapel forms the centre section of the present building though six of its Gothic windows were removed during extensions to the building in 1883 and in 1978.
The Schoolroom behind the church is extensively used for social and village functions and is a regular meeting place for the Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society, and the Women’s Fellowship among many others.
The Methodist Church is decorated as part of the annual Etwall Well Dressing Festival each May. At this time their hall is put to further good use providing tea and cakes for the legion of visitors.
President Wendy Smith 01332 511870
Secretary Jennifer Dove 01283 732101
Anyone is welcome to join us.
Meetings are normally fortnightly in Methodist Church Hall at 7:30pm.
The Methodist family club is at 9.30 am “every Sunday in term time”.
Our Lady of Lourdes (Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover)
Fr Paul Chipchase – 01332 514107
St Helen’s Church (Church Hill, Etwall)
Currently vacant – 07817 148877
Mr Terry Gotch – (01283) 732018
Mr Andrew Walley – 07778 055074
Mr Steve Mansfield – email
Mr Jack Chadwick – (01283) 733344
General (History, Church Registers)
Mr Terry Gotch – (01283) 732018
Mrs Angela Druce – (01283) 732731
News and updates
For regular news and updates you can visit our Facebook page
The church opens its doors for refreshments every Wednesday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Prior to that we host the sixth formers from John Port School for their lunch break. Everyone is welcome on a Wednesday afternoon; we have a small children’s corner and plenty of room! If any craft, knitters or other groups would like to use our space please contact the Rector or one of the church wardens.
The Tara Centre Buddist Centre (Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall)
Established by the modern-day meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1983, Tara Centre is a Kadampa Buddhist college, retreat and meditation centre. For more details visit the Tara Buddist website here.
01283 732338 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org