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

Gracious God,
You have done so much for us and we so little in return.
You ask for humility - and we are often a proud people.
You ask for willingness - and we are often a stubborn people.
You ask for repentance - and we are often a deaf people.
You ask for service - and we are often a busy people.
Gracious God, you want the best for us.
Teach us obedience and grant us forgiveness
that we, like Mary, might be your willing servants.
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.
The following sessions have been arranged for Spring 2018:

‘Jonah and the Whale’ – a good story or something more?
Led by Rev Tom Stuckey, these weekly sessions will take place every Wednesday in February,
from 10.30am - 12 noon.

Weds 7 Feb: A Big Fish?
Weds 14 Feb: In Deep Water
Weds 21 Feb: Mission Accomplished
Weds 28 Feb: The Jonah Syndrome



 

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