Morning service at 10.30am
- come and join us;
- all welcome
December 8th - Annette Sampson
Dec 15th - Rev. Farai Mapamula - Holy Communion
6.30pm Dec 22nd - Rev Derek Shaw - Candle Carols
December 29th - Own arrangements
To find out about future events click here.
1st Wednesday 6.30 -7.45pm
All welcome; we look forward to seeing you.
Feb 5th Gina Edwards
Mar 4th Jill Howell
We collect stamps for the Leprosy Mission. It is hard to believe that a bunch of used stamps can help transform the life of someone affected by leprosy. But the fact is that it can! Over the past 30 years the Leprosy Mission has raised more than £1 million to benefit people affected by leprosy. Find out more here
10.30am First Thursday each month
New Year sees us meet on January 2nd 2020 raising money for Mind who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Come and bring your unwanted Christmas presents for our raffle and discuss your New Year resolutions.
The last coffee morning of 2019 raised £140 for Coventry Open Christmas. This charity runs a 24 hour shelter over the Christmas period for the homeless in Coventry. Come and discuss your plans with us at the start of the Christmas period.
Come and find out more about the new history book which is now published and ready to buy. Help celebrate our year long festivities from the end of 2019 through 2020.
Find out more about future Coffee Mornings.
Bring us your ring pulls as these are sent to people in the Philippines to be made into jewellery. We have already sent one batch off and have decided to continue to collect ring pulls as they are worth 3p each to the Purple Community Fund. They will send them to the women homeworkers in the Philippines.....so bring your ring pulls from drinks cans only please, to the collecting container which is back in the chapel kitchen.
Find out more about the Purple Community Fund international and to purchase their products on their online show visit their website here here.
New book now available priced £7.99 plus £2.50 UK postage.Softcover with colour and 52 pages of text and BW photographs covering the contribution and history of the Methodist Chapel in Nether Whitacre. Virtually all photographs previously unpublished with new text written especially for this publication.
Order direct from the church. Online please contact us through the contact section here with your requirements.
1820 - 2020 Help us celebrate the Bi-Centenary of Whitacre Chapel
Whitacre Methodist Church was founded and opened in 1820 on a site in Birmingham Road moving to the current building in Station Road which was completed in 1914.
Plans are now in place to celebrate this massive achievement over the year since the first paperwork mentioning the chapel in late 1819 through to its opening in 1820. Special preachers (some from a while ago) have already being booked to make what promises to be a big year of celebrations. Some will remember that we celebrated the actual centenary in style over a big weekend in February which coincided with the actual opening day on 7th Feb 1914. We are now looking forward to an even bigger series of events throughout the bicentenary year of Methodism in Whitacre in 2020.
Find out more about how we celebrated our current buildings centenary in 2011 here
It is with deep regret that we record the passing of our longest serving member, Mrs Mavis Coggins.
She was born Mavis Webb at Kingsbury in August 1922 and had one twin brother Maurice.
When she was 21 she married Jack Coggins ,a miner ,at Kingsbury Methodist Church in August 1943. Jack had to get his Father’s permission to marry as he was not 21 until the September. They lived with Jack’s family in Dosthill for their first year together and in 1944 moved to Station Road Whitacre. Using their tandem they continued to attend Kingsbury Methodist Church until the birth of their children Valerie and then Vincent. Finally they crossed over the road to worship here. The minister at that time was Rev.Hodges and the organist Harry Hill. There were over twenty members and Mr & Mrs Dryden ran a flourishing afternoon Sunday school, supported by Mr.Shaw. Every year there were anniversary celebrations when the children sang and were presented with attendance certificates. Annual outings were organised. The other main activity at the chapel was the Women’s Social Hour, which Mavis joined of course.
She became a dinner lady at Nether Whitacre school and when her children were bigger, went to work at Woolworths in Birmingham. She cycled to Nether Whitacre station and when it closed used Water Orton until 1982 when she retired. That gave her a year with Jack because he died in 1983.
She has worked tirelessly for our chapel in many capacities and told me she particularly relished the many friendships she had made and the hymn singing at services. One of her favourite hymns was "O Jesus I have promised to serve Thee to the end." This she most certainly did!
We shall miss her so much.
Louise's Hair Salon
Did you know we are perhaps unique in having a hairdressers running from our church. Louise rents our business unit and is open for appointments by ringing 01675 463772 (or call in and see her).
Open Weds 9am to 4pm
Thurs 1pm to late
Friday 11am to 5pm
Every Monday 4.00 - 7.00pm
Every Thursday 4.00 - 8.00pm
Tuition boost classes run by Mrs. Claire Fyfe.
New extended hours and an extra day now running.
Contact 01675 481005 for more details.
Tues 10.30 - 11.30am Exercise Class
Strengthening and toning exercises suitable for all abilities. New members very welcome.
For more information contact Adrian 07906298922
Tues 7.30 - 9.00am
Any enquires contact Jill Howell
Every Friday 7.00pm - 9.00pm