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 

Liberating God, we praise you for the gift of new life
and the promise that all things will be set free
and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
We delight in the joy that comes
from knowing the help of your Spirit in our weakness;
the peace that knowing nothing in all creation
can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus
and the hope that all things will work together
for good for those who love you.
Draw us more fully into your life-giving, loving and liberating
purpose for all creation.


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.

If you would like a time of private prayer with one of our Prayer Ministry team after Sunday morning worship, please speak to one of the Stewards. 

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

From 20 September 2018, Rev Sue Gowling will lead a 6-week series of Bible study sessions in the Sanctuary on Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Dates are 20 Sept, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov. (No session on 27 Sept and 25 Oct.) The studies will be based on the second part of the book Holy Habits by Andrew Roberts, a Methodist Minister. In this series we will study and reflect upon how disciples are formed through supportive relations and by the habits Luke depicts in Acts 2: 42-47, which include biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer, giving, service, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship and the making of more disciples. All are welcome.


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