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 3 March, 10:30am Newport Rev John Izzard
Sunday 10 March, 10:30am Brighstone and Shorwell Church Family
Sunday 10 March, 10:30am Godshill Marian Izzard
Sunday 10 March, 10:30am Niton Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 10 March, 10:30am Bembridge Shirley Whittingstall
Sunday 10 March, 10:30am Gunville Rev John Izzard
Sunday 17 March, 10:30am Lake Rev John Izzard
Sunday 17 March, 10:30am Freshwater Church Family
Sunday 17 March, 10:30am Shanklin Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 24 March, 10:30am Binstead Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 24 March, 4:00pm Arreton Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 31 March, 10:30am Brading Church Family
Sunday 31 March, 10:30am East Cowes Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 31 March, 10:30am Sandown Rev John Izzard
Sunday 31 March, 10:30am Wroxall Marian Izzard
Sunday 31 March, 6:30pm Newport Rev John Izzard
Sunday 7 April, 10:15am Ryde Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 7 April, 10:30am Newport Rev John Izzard
Sunday 7 April, 5:00pm Bembridge Rev John Izzard
Sunday 14 April, 10:30am Godshill Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 14 April, 10:30am Brighstone and Shorwell Church Family
Sunday 14 April, 10:30am Lake Rev John Izzard
Sunday 14 April, 6:00pm Arreton Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 21 April, 10:00am Wootton Bridge Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 21 April, 10:30am Freshwater Church Family
Sunday 21 April, 10:30am Sandown Rev John Izzard
Sunday 21 April, 3:00pm Wroxall Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 28 April, 10:30am Niton Rev Frances Balham
Sunday 28 April, 10:30am Brading Church Family
Sunday 28 April, 10:30am Gunville Rev John Izzard
Sunday 28 April, 10:30am Binstead Marian Izzard
Sunday 5 May, 10:30am Lake Rev John Izzard
Sunday 5 May, 5:00pm Bembridge Rev John Izzard
Sunday 12 May, 10:30am Brighstone and Shorwell Rev John Izzard
Sunday 19 May, 10:30am Freshwater Church Family
Sunday 19 May, 10:30am Newport Rev John Izzard