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It’s been a long time in the making but with the dedication by our team of gardeners, what was once a weedy, uneven apology for a patio has been transformed into a garden for all, producing vegetables for the church activities and the community. It is not finished yet (what garden ever is?) but we have now had laid a safe, all-weather surface so that the outdoors can be enjoyed without fear of tripping up. Regular “Bring & Share Lunches” are held on a Sunday after church enabling people to meet, eat and do a spot of gardening. For more information, please email community-garden@martinway.org.uk

Our Community

For an updated list of activities offered by groups meeting on our premises, please visit our Community page

Open Church

Tuesdays 10.30 - 12 noon

During the week, our church will be open on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 to 12 noon for prayer, reflection or just for someone to talk to. Afterwards, why not pop along to our Coffee & Chat to meet others and have a cuppa. There may be cake on offer too!

Coffee & Chat

Tuesdays 10.30 - 12 noon

If you are lonely, want a chat or cup of coffee, or simply want to take the weight off your feet for a few minutes then pop in. There will be all sorts of friends ready to make you welcome.

The Open Table

Wednesdays 11:30am - 2pm

A friendly welcome awaits you at The Open Table, a place where you can relax, enjoy a cuppa and a chat, read a book, take advantage of free WiFi and charge your phone. You can also enjoy a hot meal prepared by our team of excellent cooks. Our food comes from greengrocers and supermarkets whose surplus but in-date food would normally go to waste. However, as we don’t know what nor how much food we are getting until the day before we cannot guarantee how long it will be on the menu. So come early for best choice. We open every Wednesday at 11.30am for coffee and serve food from 12 noon. Last orders are 1.30pm and we close at 2pm.

It is for everyone, so come along and help stop food going to waste. It is free although donations are welcome. Also we have recently gained a coveted “5 Star” rating for food hygiene from the Food Standard Agency. For further details please email opentable@martinway.org.uk

Lunch Club

Fortnightly on Fridays 12.30pm - 3pm

Enjoy the company of others whilst eating a two course meal comprising a main dish and dessert, followed by cheese and biscuits, washed down with tea of coffee for a very reasonable £5, Again, all are welcome, especially the elderly and those who live alone. For further details please email lunchclub@martinway.org.uk

Services at Martin Way

Our services are usually broadcast live on our Facebook page. However, if you are able, please come and join us in person. We would love to see you and a warm welcome is guaranteed. To watch a service again or even for the first time, just click on the high-lighted preacher’s name in the table below.

Date Time Preacher Notes
02Jun 10:30 Tony Loft Morning Worship
09Jun 10:30 Revd Paul Timmis MHA Sunday
16Jun 10:30 Revd David Hookins Holy Communion
23Jun 10:30 Brenda Cannon Morning Worship
18:00 Revd Emma Cusack Holy Communion
30Jun 10:30 Revd Paul Timmis Café Worship
07Jul 10:30 Sally Rush Morning Worship
18:00 Revd Paul Timmis Holy Communion
14Jul 10:30 Revd Paul Timmis Holy Communion
21Jul 10:30 Deacon Dawn Canham Morning Worship
28Jul 10:30 Brenda Cannon Morning Worship
04Aug 10:30 Valerie Ashcroft Morning Worship
11Aug 10:30 Revd Paul Timmis Cafe Worship/HC
18Aug 10:30 Viv Newitt Morning Worship
18:00 Revd Paul Timmis Holy Communion
25Aug 10:30 Richard Graham Morning Worship

Take 5

The Revd Chris Morley, who has led worship at Martin Way on a number of occasions, started a venture, called “Take Five”. Each daily thought is a suggestion for how each of us might grow spiritually and come closer to God by reflecting that day on a particular theme. He is inviting people to Take Five minutes each day to join him, either on YouTube or Facebook.

The Building of Martin Way Methodist Church

A video has come to light showing the building of our church. It was original film on 8mm film and has been transcribed via VHS tape to an mp4 videoo which may be watched here. It is 22 minutes long, grainy and there is no sound but it is a fascinating piece of archive history.


On our Facebook page you can keep up to date with what is happening in our church family and also view our streamed Sunday morning services. It can be accessed by clicking on the small blue Facebook logo wherever it pops up on this site or by visting https://www.facebook.com/martinwaymethodist or by searching for @martinwaymethodist in a browser or on Facebook itself.