responding to the Gospel of god's love in Christ

All Church Services and Social Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic

Service sheets have been produced by the Methodist Church and will be provided each week on this site.
We are encouraging chapels to use this at the same time as their chapel service would have been on Sunday
so that we feel that we are still worshipping together, although not physically being together.

Circuit Weekly Services
During the pandemic, Services adapted for no physical congregation will be live streamed from Wesley’s Chapel in London
Service times: Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45 ; Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Spring Harvest Home: Half-Term Special

The Spring Harvest Home Team have put together a special edition of Spring Harvest Home for half-term starting on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May! You can look forward to an episode of Virtual Sunday School on Monday at 9:30am, two brand new editions of Big Start Extra on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30am, a ‘Thought for the Day’ from Bob Hartman Tuesday to Friday at 10:15am, Bible Buds for toddlers on Thursday at 9am, Doug Horley on Friday at 11am and much more.
Lots of new and exciting content is planned and all still for free, so join the team for some family fun on

South Petherwin Methodist Church

Mission Statement:
“Our mission is to demonstrate the love of God by worshipping and by serving our community. We aim to do this through
developing our prayer life, growing in our discipleship and nurturing our fellowship.

Minister: Revd Jo Smart


Sunday Services: 11:00 am, every 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday in the chapel.
Coffee & Worship: 11:00 am every 2nd Sunday in the Sunday School Room.
An informal service over a cup of tea or coffee.
Combined Service: Word and Sacrament service every 5th Sunday combined with other chapels.
See the Circuit Plan for details and for any changes at Christmas / Easter and Harvest.


Regular Events at South Petherwin

Monday - 1st & 3rd in month, except bank holidays. - 4pm to 4.30pm 'Prayer Meeting' in the Chapel

Thursdays during term time - Tea & Toast: 8:30 to 10:00am for parents, grandparents and carers. (Download Poster here)

Saturday - 2nd in month 10:30 to 12:00 noon 'Coffee Morning' in the Sunday School Room

Lent Lunch - proceeds towards the work of Christian Aid
South Petherwin Chapel Lent Lunch – Friday, 27th March 2020 – 12 noon-2.00 pm

Contact Steward:
Mr A Stephens: 01566 776519

Mr J Whale 01566 772847

Covenant Service 2019

The annual Covenant Service was held at South Petherwin Methodist Chapel on Sunday 1st September. The Chapel was packed to near capacity as the Superintendent Minister Rev Malcolm Jones led the service. The Rev Jo Smart led the prayers and Rev Cathy Arscott and Rev Doreen Sparey-Delacassa read the Scriptures.

A presentation was given by 18 year old Max Dinnis to highlight his forthcoming work for Rock UK. This is a christian charity which provides adventure holidays for disadvantaged children across the UK. Max spoke of how important the Methodist Church was in regards to the foundation of his faith.

The Rev Malcolm preached on the role of the new covenant and the demise of the old covenant. This changed the view of the new church in Christ from looking inward to an outward expression of the new covenant. The congregation were encouraged to relax with a number of joyful humourous jokes and take up the challenge set by the formal words of the Methodist Covenant.

The service concluded with the hymn, Now thank we all our God”. Light refreshments followed in the the Sunday School.

Tea & Toast during the Summer

South Petherwin Tea & Toast has been so successful that the parents have asked whether we could hold a couple during the summer holidays. The first of our Tea & Toast Summer Specials was on Thursday 8th August, where face painting was one of the activities available for the children (see photo on right). Our next Summer Special is on Thursday 22nd August from 8:30 am till 10:30 where we will also hear from Ali Humphreys about recycling. 

A Celebration

A Service of Celebration was held on Sunday 10th March 2019 led by Rev Jo Smart as five new members were welcomed and received into the church membership.

These were Barbara Wadland, who was also confirmed, Tony & Margaret Stephens, Thelma Dowler and Linda Salt, all of whom made their commitment to God at this special service and were supported by friends and family in the congregation.

Mrs Valerie Hosking read the lesson and the service was concluded with the Act of Holy Communion. The hymns chosen by the new members were accompanied by Gordon Maunder on the keyboard, as the organ is out of action at the moment due to a complete major overhaul.

Tea, coffee and biscuits were served before the service.


Farewell Tony and Wendy


South Petherwin Church recently said goodbye to Tony and Wendy Smith who have been an integral part of the chapel and will be greatly missed.  




Remembrance Sunday 2018

The Remembrance Day service held on Sunday 11th November commenced with a gathering at the war memorial at 10.45 am where the names of the fallen were read, a wreath was laid and the 2 minutes silence was observed at The service then continued at South Petherwin Methodist Chapel where it was conducted by Dr Brian Davis from St.Paternus Anglican Church.

The children from South Petherwin Primary School had been busy making poppies for this service, and handmade by each of the 110 children, created a stunning display cascading down in front of the stained glass windows at the front of the chapel.

A collection was taken for the Poppy Appeal and refreshments were served in the Sunday school room afterwards.






Easter at South Petherwin

'Tea & Toast' Events at South Petherwin


The period leading up to the Centenary celebrations in the community has proved very topical at the tea and Toast club. The scarecrow festivities has created an excitement and the John Wesley entrant caused great interest with both Mums and children. A great atmosphere felt within the club.

Combined Service
On the 27th of May the Chapel gave a reciprocal very warm welcome to the congregation of St. Paternus Church as we united in praise and worship at our cafe style service held in the Sunday School room . The theme of the service was very applicable as it reflected acknowledgement of the centenary celebrations of W.W.1 , the Suffragette movement and the formation of the R.A.F. Within our community.

“South Petherwin celebrate’s its 1st Anniversary of TEA & TOAST”


Directions and Map for South Petherwin Methodist Church from Google Maps