Calne Methodist Church
Calne Wiltshire

SN11 0JF

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Calne Methodist Church welcomes Christians and those who seek to connect to Christianity in the Calne area.

We aim to make contact with and encourage others to join us in our life-changing Christian journey.

We are a friendly Christian community where we welcome others to join us in our worship and service to God.

Our vision is to make an impact for God, here in Calne, Wiltshire by helping people understand the enriching messages of eternal hope given to us by Jesus Christ through His words and deeds.

Everyone is welcome, no matter your age, beliefs, or background. Come just as you are - we'd love to get to know you better.

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Wendy and her husband Nigel have moved to live in Calne from Swindon, where they were both born and where they brought up their two daughters who are both currently at University in Coventry and Bradford, studying Civil Engineering and Politics respectively.

Wendy has been a Methodist Local Preacher for 25 years and has had several jobs and several church roles over the years – latterly working as a childminder and as a teaching assistant with students with moderate learning difficulties at Swindon College – also voluntary College Chaplain, a Trustee of Swindon Youth for Christ and a Governor of the local infant school.

She trained part-time at the Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme in Salisbury from 2012 to 2015.

She would like to rediscover her love for reading once formal studying is less pressured and also loves to sing, spend time with her family and friends and go camping in her trailer tent, preferably on the Isle of Wight in the sunshine.

Wendy has pastoral responsibility for the Calne, Bromham and Seend areas.   Edit




Calne Methodist Church Service Times

The normal Sunday Service time is 10:30am. Please see the 'Services' page for any alterations to the time and further details of this week’s Sunday Service.

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Calne Methodist Church History

John Wesley (1703-1791), an Anglican Clergyman, alongside his brother Charles, is widely credited with the foundation of the Methodist Church. Throughout his life John remained within the Church of England maintaining that his movement was within the bounds of Anglican tradition. One of John�s achievements was to form small societies in the United Kingdom and North America that developed their religious experience. Under his leadership Methodist�s became leaders in many social issues of the time, including prison reform and the abolition of slavery.

It was inevitable that a separation from the Anglican Church would occur. There were also splits within the Methodist movement itself. A more detailed account of the way Methodists groups split and then came back together can be found at http://www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/dmbi/index.php?do=app.entry&id=2934.

Methodism came to Calne in 1808. The first place where they met was a cottage in Curzon Street. They then moved to Kew Lane, at the end of Anchor Road, in what used to be a weaving shop. This building quickly became too small for their numbers. It was then decided to build a chapel in the �Quarry� although the exact location of this place is unknown. Then in 1876 Lord Lansdowne provided a piece of land in Silver Street and a Wesleyan Chapel was built there. There was also a Primitive Methodist society formed in 1830 and they met in Back Row and later in London Road.

In late 1965 both these Churches came together in the Silver Street building. They joined in a new circuit of Churches called the Mid-Wilts Circuit, which combined the Wiltshire Mission and the Calne Circuit. In the 1970�s the Methodist and the United Reformed Churches began talking about uniting in West and Mid Wiltshire. For 30 years there were United Areas in the two halves of Wiltshire then in 2008 a major reorganisation saw these two United Areas become one under the name of The Wiltshire United Area. And so the Church continues to evolve in its service to the local community.

Between 2000 and 2001 Calne Methodist Church undertook a major refurbishment of its building to make the premises more flexible for community use. The building is much more disabled person friendly with easy access to most of the facilities and with several toilets installed to cater for large numbers of users. Most importantly a new, state of the art, kitchen has been built which can produce meals for up to eighty people. The pews were removed from the Church area and individual seating provided for up to 120 people in a flexible seating arrangement. Loop systems are installed in all rooms. There are sound systems in the Church and hall.

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The power of Christian prayer "Yes, Lord"
"Yes, Lord! Jesus, I give all of this to you. Jesus," I just started out a dream for my neighbourhood. "I didn't ask you to make me a messenger to the world. I just wanted to love my neighbours. But Jesus, here it is. Here's my future, here's my loneliness, here are all the pressures, here are the criticism", and I gave Him everything. And I told Him to take me again and I would try to make "Yes, Lord" the continuing motto of my life..
Calne Methodist Church listing was last updated on the 29th of January, 2020
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