Biddulph Methodist Church is a community church based in the town centre. In 2004 the Church decided to redevelop the site in order to offer new facilities for the whole community. This was the beginning of the project that became The Victoria Centre.
During the week the Victoria Centre is used by approximately 20 groups including a Toddlers group, self defence classes, U3A, Craft groups, Rainbows and Brownies, Slimming groups, and the Biddulph and District Youth Orchestra. Some of these groups are church sponsored, but many run independently of the church.
A focal point for community activities is the café and market held on Friday mornings each week. The occasion is very well supported by the local community. Proceeds from the market support mainly Christian Aid but also other local charities.
Biddulph Methodist Church website
Each Sunday there are two services plus Messy Church (Craft based worship for Children and families followed by tea) usually on the last Sunday of the month.
Sunday Morning (10.45 am) worship is lively with varied styles led by a minister, local preachers and worship leader. Music is very important to the church being led by collaboration of organ and praise band. The church does not approach music as traditional and contemporary but rather what is the right piece of music for the occasion. The age range of the congregation is very mixed.
The evening worship (6pm) is quieter and more reflective. The congregation appreciate a more traditional style of worship, but engage well with the worship.
Rainbows and Brownies
Rainbows meet on Thursday at 6pm and Brownies meet on Friday evening at 6.15pm.
The toddlers group meets on Thursday mornings and is a good vibrant group of children and their family who meet to enjoy fellowship and fun.
The Place to Be!
Second Thursday of each month 2pm - 3.15pm
Is a fellowship group which meets to explore being a Christian in a 21st century context with a variety of speakers and styles. Come and share in an enjoyable provoking time.
Community Gospel Choir
Friday evenings from 7pm in the hall. The choir is open to everyone who wants to enjoy singing together in a group - regardless of singing experience. We welcome terrified beginners to seasoned singers. People of all ages are welcome. Come and have fun, make new friends and feel part of the community.
Community Marching Band
Every Tuesday at 7.30pm in the church. There is no age limit, everyone is welcome to give it a try. For more information contact William Huskinson on 07742 179980
Each Wednesday morning at 9am Rev Nick holds a prayer group to pray for the church and community. If you have any issues you would like prayer for, or something special to give thanks for, come along. Alternatively, tell Rev Nick or leave a note on the prayer board on the office door. Everyone is welcome.
Usually held on the last Sunday of each month 3 - 5pm
A great opportunity to do all the usual messy craft activities and to have fun, sticking, colouring, playing, painting etc. There is music, singing and food! And it’s FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please contact Rev Nick on 01782 513246
Last of The Summer Whiners
2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month 12.15 - 2pm
An informal meeting for retired men. The emphasis is on friendship, fellowship and having a bit of fun. As well as providing the opportunity to have a chat to put the world to rights, table top games and activities for those who want to play them, and a light lunch is provided. Please call Philip Lockett on 01260 278438 for more details.