responding to the Gospel of god's love in Christ

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, 2nd and 3rd Sunday in the chapel.
Coffee & Worship: 11:00 am every 4th 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

Monday - last in month (not bank holidays) 12:30 to 2:00 pm 'Lunch Club' in the Sunday School Room

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

Contact Steward:
Mr A Smith: 01566 782204

Mr J Whale 01566 772847

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”


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