The Methodist Church celebrates two holy sacraments; Baptism and Communion. A sacrament is an important and sacred means of encountering God’s love and grace in our lives. Holy Communion, the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper is the central act of Christian worship, in which we respond to our Lord’s command, “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:24,25). The term “communion” emphasises that we partake of this sacrament together with the people of God in heaven and on earth, it joins us in unity as one body of believers. No-one is under any pressure to receive the elements (bread and wine). Methodism, as part of the reformed Protestant tradition, believes the bread and wine are representative of the body and blood of Jesus and that by partaking we are sharing in His crucifixion and resurrection, celebrating His victory over death and looking forward to the day He will come again.

Upcoming services

Date/time Location Preacher
Sunday 14 July, 10:30am Brighstone and Shorwell Mike Hackleton
Sunday 14 July, 6:30pm Newport Church Family
Sunday 21 July, 10:15am Ryde Rev Dr Ruth Midcalf
Sunday 21 July, 10:30am Freshwater Mike Hackleton
Sunday 28 July, 10:30am Brading Jane Morris
Sunday 28 July, 10:30am Binstead Rev Philip Griffin
Sunday 4 August, 10:30am Godshill Shirley Whittingstall
Sunday 4 August, 10:30am Newport Rev John Izzard
Sunday 4 August, 5:00pm Bembridge Church Family
Sunday 11 August, 10:30am Brighstone and Shorwell Mike Hackleton
Sunday 11 August, 10:30am Shanklin Shirley Whittingstall
Sunday 11 August, 10:30am Lake Rev John Izzard
Sunday 11 August, 3:00pm Arreton Rev John Izzard
Sunday 18 August, 10:30am Freshwater Mike Hackleton
Sunday 18 August, 10:30am Niton Rev John Izzard
Sunday 18 August, 10:30am East Cowes Shirley Whittingstall
Sunday 25 August, 10:30am Lake Marian Izzard
Sunday 25 August, 10:30am Binstead Rev Philip Griffin
Sunday 25 August, 10:30am Brading Jane Morris