Prayer & Bible Study

We place much importance on prayer at Broadstone Methodist Church, and, should you wish it, there are various opportunities for private prayer, shared prayer or to request prayer.

A prayer for the week ahead

Thank you, Creator God, for creation all around us,
for the peoples of the world and the life that we enjoy.
We pray for wisdom to use all that we have wisely, caring for the planet
and for the lives of all people, especially those affected by famine, disaster and war.
Thank you, healing God, for the care we receive from all who work in surgeries and hospitals.
We pray for those in need, for the sick and bereaved,
for all whom we long to see transformed by the power of your Spirit.
Thank you, God of light, for all places of learning,
nurseries and schools, colleges and universities.
We pray for those who learn and for those who teach,
that searching minds might find their way to you.
Thank you, God of love, for the places in which we live and work and play.
We pray that, by our choices, we will make a difference
in the lives of our families, friends and neighbours.
Thank you, God of hope, for all who have died in faith,
the saints of this place, and of our lives.
We pray for those who are near to death, and for those who care for them.
God, who we trust with our greatest hopes and fears, hear our prayers,
those spoken aloud and those made in our hearts,
and, in your mercy, bring all into your kingdom. Amen.



Paul Mears Quiet Room

This room next to our Church Sanctuary is available for anyone to use whenever the building is open. It is a place where you can read the Bible or other Christian booklets, pray, or just sit quietly.

If you have any prayer requests or concerns, please enter them in the Prayer Book which is kept in the Quiet Room.

Or you may prefer to use the Prayer Box on the wall in our rear lobby, near the door to the car park. A supply of prayer cards is available next to it.

After Sunday morning worship, members of our Prayer Ministry team are available in the Quiet Room for anyone who wishes to have a time of private prayer.

We also have Prayer Groups which meet during the week to pray for others, when prayer requests entered in the Prayer Book and Prayer Box are offered up to God. The meetings are held in the Paul Mears Quiet Room as follows:

Mondays:  6.45 - 7.30pm
Wednesdays:  9.30 - 10am

Prayer Chain

Our church has a Prayer Chain - a group of people who are willing to pray for others in emergency situations. This is regularly used and greatly valued by the church community.

We invite you to use any, or all, of these opportunities. For further details please have a word with our Minister.

Bible Study and House Groups


Bible study courses held in Church

At certain times of the year, we hold a  series of Bible studies in the Sanctuary.

From 26 April 2018, Rev Sue Gowling will lead a 5-week series of Bible study sessions based around the book ‘Holy Habits’ by Andrew Roberts, a Methodist Minister. The meetings will be held in the Sanctuary on Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon.

26 April: The Adventure of Discipleship

3 May: The Adventure Begins: an exploration of the call narratives in the four gospels

10 May: The Aims of Discipleship

17 May: Suffering and the Sacrificial Nature of Discipleship

24 May: Signs and Wonders

For further information about ‘Holy Habits’ please visit


Monday: Bible Study House Group

The Bible Study Group that meets in lower Broadstone on Monday evenings is a friendly and welcoming group.

We undertake a study of particular books of the Bible, or a subject with references throughout the Bible, using published study guides. We also join with Churches Together in Broadstone in the Lenten study before Easter each year when we welcome people from other Churches to our group.

Ours is a group that is open to all opinion, and is happy to be challenged. We are serious in our study, but laughter is always present. We have developed a strong feeling of fellowship and we care for each other, but we are always happy to have new members, bearing in mind that we meet in a home, and therefore do have a limit to the number we can accommodate.

For further details please contact the Church Administrator – Tel: 01202 600696


Monday: Clarendon Road Bible Study Group

We are a small group, meeting on Monday evenings at 7.15pm, approximately every fortnight.  Three of the group members take it in turns to lead the group's study and discussions.  Newcomers are always welcome.

For further details please contact the Church Administrator – Tel: 01202 600696


Tuesday: Lancaster Drive House Fellowship Group

This group meets monthly on Tuesday mornings at 10am.

We have 9 members currently - more would be most welcome - and we enjoy a time of fellowship with a friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

We prayerfully share together our concerns for family, friends and the wider world and enjoy discussion, readings and Bible study using a variety of material.

For further details please contact the Church Administrator – Tel: 01202 600696