Hedge End Methodist Church
Southampton Hampshire

SO30 4AG

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Who we are

Hedge End Methodists

Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.

Our aim is to reflect God's love through our friendships and fellowship, and not turn people away through intolerance or Bible bashing. We don't know all the answers, but we are all moved by God's grace to seek for more than the latest motorcar. Our friendship is free, open and without obligation.

You are very welcome to any of our events and activities, regardless of your creed, beliefs, cultural background, colour, age, gender, or notions. You can come once, twice, intermitently or regularly, without obligation and without interrogation. We welcome, the curious, the interested, the lonely, those seeking God, those seeking entertainment, those seeking new friends, those seeking a safe place for children, those not seeking anything at all.

Whoever you are, and whatever your reasons, you are still very very welcome.

Mission Statement

This is the mission statement of Hedge End Methodists:

The Mission of our Church is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, God’s Son and to promote and enhance the work and growth of the Church.

To this end we will continue and improve upon our church activities which cover all age groups and which aim to cater for the social as well as the spiritual needs of society today.

I prefer this poem attributed to William J Crocket, with thanks to Ann and Tony:

A People Place

If this is not a place where tears are understood Where can I go to cry?

If this is not a place where my spirit can take wing Where do I go to fly?

If this is not a place where my questions can be asked Where do I go to seek?

If this is not a place where my feelings can be heard Where do I go to speak?

If this is not a place where you will accept me as I am Where can I go to be?

If this is not a place where I can try to learn and grow Where do I just be me?

I was reading an interesting blog about bringing babies into church (references on the Saturday School Facebook page and linked in our chilrens section) and I suddenly thought of this, loosely based upon it.

We do not wait for believers – we make friends now! We care for all God’s children – as we attempt in the spirit to do what Jesus would do.

At our last prayer group, we prayed about all the people in our wider church, who use or pass through our church group, but are not regular Sunday morning sitters. We pray that our friendship shines in the way that God would like, without imposing human timescales or agendas. The Son of God did not live on earth to implement Sunday church service, but to included us all in the grace of his pastoral care without exclusions or limits.

Yet another idea:

We give everyone the opportunity of an earthly job in the community of love; So that God’s family may seek fruitful pilgimage with Jesus together


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Leader Name:
Rev. Arthur Cowburn   Edit
Leader Position:
Minister   Edit

Driving Directions to Hedge End Methodist Church

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42 St Johns Road Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire
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Travel/Direction Tips

The sign from M27 Junction 7 refers to “Hedge End Village” as distinct from the Hedge End retail park “Sainsburys etc”, where you can easily get lost.

Buses and Trains:Lots of buses stop in central Hedge End which is a three minute walk from the church. Hedge End Train Station is a long way from the town centre.   Edit


There is limited parking in the front (St Johns Road) and rear (Granada Road) car parks. There is on street parking in both roads and in adjacent streets within a residential area.   Edit

Hedge End Methodist Church Service Times

We are open at various different times during the week and weekend for various different religious and secular groups. When the church building is not being used, unfortunately we have to lock the doors. Please look at the calendar or activities pages for exact times.

The doors are open for the weekly formal sunday morning service at 10:00am.

2018 Easter

There will be several events and services over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. i.e. between Maundy Thursday (29th March) and Easter Sunday 1st April). These are detailed below.

Maundy Thursday Service
This will take place at 7.30 on Maundy Thursday (29th March). This service will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Cowburn and will include communion.

Good Friday
The Organisation “Churches together in Hedge End ” Hold a Walk of Witness at 11.a.m. starting in the Centre of Hedge End. Near the Co-operative store.

Easter Sunday

During the Service at 10.30 a.m. on Easter Sunday (1st April)we will be creating a Floral Easter Cross. If you would like to contribute to this please feel free to bring a few flowers with you to the service. This service will be conducted by Rev Tony Parkinson and will be suitable for all the family.

It's been more than 6 years since the last service times update. Please make sure to contact the church to confirm service times.

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Special Needs/Accessibility

Wheelchairs, Buggies and Bicycles are welcome in the front or rear of the building. We are pleased to help if you have a problem. Please be considerate about looking after paintwork. A variety of different seating arrangements are available. Hearing aid loops are installed in the main hall and the fellowship hall. A big screen is used in the main hall during sunday services. Please note there are two small steps between the main hall and the fellowship hall. There is a flat surface between front and rear doors.   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer "Prayer is the greatest of all forces, because it honors God and brings him into active aid."
E.M. Bounds
Hedge End Methodist Church listing was last updated on the 12th of March, 2018
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