News and Coming Up

The annual KMC Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 17th November, from 10am to 2pm.                                                      Various stalls, refreshments and free entry.


The funeral service for Peggy Williams will be on Wednesday (14th) at Westerleigh Crematorium at 1:45. The Wake will follow, also at Westerleigh. Peter has spare seats in his car if anyone needs a lift.

Next Saturday (17th) is our annual Christmas Fayre. There is still a big need for raffle prizes – if you have some we can use please pass to Emma, Lynda or Liz. Please spread the news of the fayre and encourage people to come.

The 2019 KMC Panto is Jack and the Beanstalk and will be performed on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February. The songs for the show are being recorded on Wednesday 21st November, at the church, at 7:30pm. Anyonewho would like to join the singing for this event will be most welcome.

Last Sunday a special Newsletter about Messy Church and Remembrance was issued – did you have a copy? If not, please take one this week and contribute to the display by the grand piano. There are still plenty of bricks in the Peace Wall waiting for a message to be put on them.

On the wall by the candle tree are some prayers for and poems about Remembrance Day.

On Thursday (15th) there is a ‘Wesley Creative Day’: please see leaflet for more details.

The 2019 KMC Bible Holiday Club will run from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. This is a different week to which we normally hold the club.

Kingswood Remembrance Parade and Service (11th). Parade forms up at 2:15pm in Cecil Rd car park. The Parade leaves at 2:30 led by the Royal British Legion and at 2:45 the Act of Remembrance and wreath laying. At 3pm there will be a service in Holy Trinity Church.

Inter Faith week starts today (Sunday 11th). There are 3 aims for the week: 1) To strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels, 2) To increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrate and build on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society, 3) To increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs, Visit for more details

Local news, about the Whitfield Tabernacle. Kingswood-based Crossman Homes and the Whitfield Tabernacle Trust are now working to transform the site into a community space. Crossman Homes bought the land adjacent to the Tabernacle in May and plans to convert the existing Masters Church into 19 apartments and build three new homes on the site. The company has also promised to assist in renovating and rebuilding the neighbouring “burnt-out shell” of the Whitfield Tabernacle. It was Crossman Homes that recently redeveloped the old Wesleyan Chapel.

Carols and Steam will, this year, be on Saturday 1st December. Please see flyers and adverts.

Wesley Cottage Creative Days are happening on these Thursdays: 15th Nov, 17th Jan and 21st Feb. There is also a pre-Christmas special on Mon 10th Dec. For more information see the downstairs noticeboard or pick up one the leaflets at the back of the church.

Have you visited the New Room since it was refurbished? It really is worth a visit.  A Summer Special offer is now available for local groups. If you pre-book a visit for 10 or more people to the new museum between 1st June and 30th September, admission costs just £2.50 per person (usual price for adults is £6, seniors £5). Make a day of it and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the award-winning cafe. If you are interested in knowing more, please ring them on (0117) 926 4740 or email, quoting the code BRISTOLSUMMERSPECIAL.

KMC is now a designated Trussell Trust Foodbank Referral Agency. This means that if, someone comes onto the premises looking for food, they can be given a voucher to exchange at the Foodbank located in the Bourne Christian Church, just down the road. Or it can be exchanged at any other Trussell Trust Foodbank. There are strict rules on the issue of these vouchers and the only people who can do it are Liz Marks, Lynda Stone and Peter Shears.

The New Room Community Choir meets each Wednesday during school term time, from 12:15 to 1pm. No auditions, no need to be able to read music, everyone welcome.

Available at the back of the church are a few copies of a booklet called “Holiness and Justice”. The booklet is an invitation through words and art to consider how you might make a difference both in yourself and in the world..


The purpose of Kingswood Methodist Church is to respond to God's Love in Christ and to live out that love in God's world.