Pilling Methodist Church

(membership 46)

Small Wood Hey, Pilling, PR3 6HH Lead

Minister: Rev Sarah Lamb.

Senior steward: Mr Andrew Bell

Our location:

Pilling is a rural village which enjoys its status as the ‘largest village in England’ (based on area, not population!). It is surrounded by rich and fertile land which produces the famous Pilling Potatoes, and the many visitors come for wildlife viewing on Pilling Marsh, for walks along the coastal path, and to the village pottery. The church is at the junction of Smallwood Hey and Carr Lane.

Our congregation:

The congregation is mainly retired, with a small but faithful Sunday School. Morning and evening services on Sunday (10.30am & 6.30pm) are well supported. It is a traditional church, but not afraid of trying new and different things. We regularly hold special services throughout the year, which are very well supported by friends from around the area.

Our buildings:

Our Chapel building is a beautiful traditional space. The Sunday School hall and Fellowship Room are used by a large number of different community groups throughout the week from Mothers and Toddlers to Arts Groups and Uniformed Organisations.

Our activities:

There are fortnightly prayer meetings and Bible studies, a monthly prayer breakfast, and before every morning service there is a prayer gathering. A Women’s Fellowship and a strong Choir Fellowship round up an encouraging range of opportunities outside the traditional Sunday services through which we can meet with each other and with God. Our links with other churches: We work closely with the other churches in our village, particularly with work among children through holiday clubs and special events. We regularly hold services together. The Churches Together in Pilling group meets quarterly to arrange special events.

Our community links and outreach:

We have links into the two primary schools in the village and a nearby secondary school. Our Deacon runs a puppet workshop once a month, and the puppet team regularly take part in worship and village events. We are a presence at village events and share the love of God with our village community through taking flowers to those who need a blessing. Our hopes and dreams: We hope to continue to reach out into our community, to work alongside children and young people in schools and through holiday clubs and to grow deeper in our relationship with God.

Regular Activities

Sunday:        9,30am Prayer in Chapel
                       10.30am Morning Worship (Sunday School)
                        6.30am Evening Worship

Monday:        9.00am Bible Fellowship (1st and 3rd Mondays)
                       10.30am Prayer for Pilling (1st and 3rd Mondays)

Tuesday:      10.00am Manna, A time of guided reflection (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)

Wednesday: 6.30pm Beaver Scouts
                       6.30pm Cub Scouts
                       7.45pm Scouts

Thursday:    10.30am Coffee Morning

Friday:          10.00am Toddler Group (term time)
                       7.30pm Choir Fellowship

Saturday:      9.00am Prayer Breakfast (3rd Sunday)