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Gornal & Sedgley Methodist Churches sponsor and maintain this site

Bill Caldwell;
mobile: 07703 731760; email:

Rev Tim Coles (for Lake Street & Upper Gornal enquiries);
Tel: 01562 914277 and Mobile: 07734 106275

Rev Gordon Morton (for Himley Road and Fiveways enquiries)
Tel: 01952 640079

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THIS WEEKEND the Christian Church has celebrated what some people call "the Birthday of the Church". 2000 or so years ago, a group of frightened men and women were gathered in 'Lockdown' in Jerusalem because they feared for their lives. They were followers of the Lord Jesus Christ - and He had recently been killed. But miraculously He came alive again - and, before finally leaving this earth, He had told them that He would ask His Father to send what He described as "another Comforter" to be with them and to be in their lives.

These men and women hadn't a clue what that might mean - but as they celebrated the Jewish feast of Pentecost (an early harvest festival), they experienced an amazing, almost frightening event. In the New Testament Book of The Acts, the writer records that they were enveloped by an overwhelmingly loud sound and saw what seemed to be tongues of fire touching each one of them. They began to speak out in languages that they had never previously learned and, amazingly, their fear had evaporated. They went out into the streets of Jerusalem and began to talk about how amazing God was - and thousands of people began to listen - hearing these uneducated people speaking eloquently in a variety of languages. The Power of God's Holy Spirit had come into their lives and as a result, thousands of people believed their message about Jesus and were added to their number.

From those beginnings in the first Century, the Christian message spread across the world and continues to impact the lives of millions of people today.

It's worth investigating - and if you haven't looked into the story of Jesus life and work, this might be a good starting point. What is it that compels people to face all kinds of opposition, and even death, to share this life-changing message of Good News for all.
Pentecost was just the start... and there's more to come!

If you have questions about the Christian faith, why not get in touch with one of the ministers whose contact details are shown on this page..

We'd love to have you come and share in some of our services when they resume. You'll be made so very welcome.

COVID - 19

In line
with Government advice, and in common with other churches and places of worship across the country, the Methodist churches in Gornal and Sedgley will be closed for public worship for the foreseeable future. All other activities on church premises have already been cancelled.

'Thoughts for the day' and some other activities are being streamed on line via the UGMC Livestream page on Facebook. More information can be found there.

In the meantime, if you have concerns or worries about the effects of the virus, you can contact us by telephone or email - our contact details are at the top of this page.

Bill Caldwell, Rev Tim Coles, Rev Gordon Morton.

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The pool at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire is now home to dozens of species.

Herefordshire campsite's bid for nine American retro caravans rejected

The campsite in Bromyard applied to install nine luxury caravans to add to the five it already has.

Come for a Cuppa

For a cuppa and some friendly conversation why not pop into one of the many coffee morning/afternoon gatherings around the Gornal and Sedgley area. A few are listed below. If you know of others let us know (contact Bill Caldwell via or 07703 731760) and we will add them to the list.

Also, if you would like anything publicised send us the information and we will do our best to put it on the front page and in the community diary.

Mondays, 10am - 12noon: Coffee morning at Five Ways Methodist Church (Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal)

Tuesdays, 9.15am - 11.15am: Coffee Morning at Queen Victoria Children's Centre (School Street, Sedgley)

Tuesdays 10am - 11am: Coffee morning at Gornal Library, Gornal Village.

Thursdays 10.00am - 12noon: Coffee morning at Zoar Methodist Church, Gornal Village

Thursdays, 2pm- 3.30pm: Friends and Neighbours at Upper Gornal Methodist Church (Spills Meadow, Kent Street, Upper Gornal)

A welcome awaits

All are welcome to join with the congregations as they meet for worship and fellowship each sunday. All services in the five Gornal Methodist Churches commence at the same time, being 10.45am in the mornings and 6pm in the evenings.

The Methodist Churches are:
Himley Road (situated at Himley Road, Gornal Wood.)
Zoar (Abbey Road, Gornal Wood.)
Upper Gornal (Spills Meadow, Kent Street, Upper Gornal)
Lake Steet ( Lake Street, Lower Gornal.)
Five Ways (Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal.)

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