Zetland Park Methodist Church - Who we are
Zetland Park Methodist Church exists to rejoice in the
love of God. Who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To
this end, we are committed to building up a fellowship
of Christian love that embraces all ages, and, through
our prayer, property and our activity, to serving the
people of the locality in which we are set.
You are welcome to attend our services and meetings. Check the Events Diary for details of dates and times.
Zetland Park Methodist Church is part of the Cleveland and Danby Circuit. For information about other churches in the circuit see the circuit web site.
In 2004 we published a Church Brochure. This is in the process of being updated. The most recent information about who we are and what we do is listed below:
The central feature of the life of Zetland Park Church
is its Sunday Worship. The main service (at 10.45am)
begins with a welcome from the steward and then a short
period of quiet prayer, or other introduction, as we
prepare to meet with God. The members of the Sunday
Squad share with us for the first part of the service,
in which we pray and sing together and the preacher
offers a short introduction to the service, before the
children leave for their own activities. The readings,
sermon and prayers then follow. Our style of worship
varies and includes traditional forms, songs of praise
Usually one of the morning services each month will included Holy Communion. All who wish to come are welcome at the Lord’s table; when present, children usually come to receive a blessing rather then the elements, as do some adults who do not wish to take the bread and wine.
Sunday evening worship is usually at 6.00pm and is arranged jointly with our friends from Newcomen and Marske churches.
Every effort is made to help the children feel a part
of the ‘whole’ church, and we encourage
many ways of building up a family relationship. We aim
to encourage the children to learn more about God and
his son Jesus Christ, through friendship, games, and
learning together. We hope to encourage the children,
through activities, stories and play, to discover what
God is saying to them and their situation, through the
The Sunday Squad meets on Sunday Mornings at the same time as the main act of worship.
Sunday Squad welcomes children of all ages, and enjoys sharing worship, stories and activities every Sunday morning 10:45 am until 11:45 am. We join the main congregation for a short time at the beginning of the morning Church service then we leave to enjoy our own lessons. We share many events during the church year including a Christmas party, visit a pantomime, sponsored walks, coffee mornings to name a few. We would be very pleased to see new faces and would love to have you in the "squad".
Community Luncheon Club
The Community Luncheon Club is held once a week for the
benefit of old people in the local area who are house
bound, not well or in need of friendship. We meet every
Tuesday at the Church. We start with a two course
lunch, a cup of tea and a biscuit, followed by a
half-hour service or entertainment.
We have drivers who collect the old people and take them home afterward, and a team of people (with food hygiene training) who help in the kitchen, serve the meals or look after the diners.
Offers of help, especially drivers, are always appreciated.
Our weekly Wednesday meetings start at 7.30pm. We have
a Devotional meeting once per month with a Network
stall. All other meetings start with a short act of
Worship. Members by regular contact are able to sustain
and care for each other spiritually and socially.
Meetings are arranged to achieve three aims: -
- Praising God.
- Furthering our experience of the Christian way of life and
- Increasing our knowledge of the world and what is happening in and beyond our own community.
Speakers at meetings come from all walks of life with a
wide and interesting variety of topics.
Everyone is welcome at our meetings, whether attending Zetland Park Church or not.
Meets alternate Thursdays at 7:30pm, for bible study
and topical discussion, as listed in the notices.
Study notes are now being published to enable those who cannot attend to follow what the group is doing.
Friday @Ten : Prayer and Meditation
Meets monthly on Fridays at 10:00am, for prayer and
meditation, as listed in the notices.