We love to meet up with other denominations. There is a Joint Service with the Church of Ireland Portaferry already in place if there is a 5th sunday in a month. (The next one will be Sunday 30th July in Ballyphillip) Why not come and see how we do that? We are also worshipping jointly with the Presbyterians in the refurbished PORTICO building. You would be very welcome to come and observe that too. Indeed why not come to both and ’spot the differences’ ?
On 12th July, Wesley Campbell, the new minister of Glastry and Portaferry, delivered his opening message in Portaferry Methodist Church. Welcome to Portaferry and Glastry, Wesley!
When did you last have a ‘makeover’? It’s 15 years since our website had one. So we felt it’s time for another. We want it to have a modern appearance as we believe our faith is still as relevant today as it was when Christ was born. So there will be lots of new content and we hope to maintain the ‘spirit’ of the former site.
Sunday Morning Service
It starts at 10:00am and everyone is welcome!
Come as you are, you don't need to wear special clothes for it. You don’t need to bring anything. We supply it all. Listen, reflect on God’s Word and be challenged and inspired for the week ahead.
For the Kids there is a children’s talk and then a selection of books and toys in the back of the church. No one feels offended if they play quietly there! We also have a small kitchen and upstairs room where they can also play. 3 members are Access NI approved.
And, after each service? Ah, there’s tea, coffee and chat with some biscuits; all provided in our kitchen room, Cuan Mews - you are welcome attend this too!
We believe in working with other Christian groups.If there is a 5th Sunday in the month, then we join our friends of the Church of Ireland for a 'Joint Service'. We alternate speakers and location [just for a change you understand]. Next Dates for Joint Services:
- 30th July 2017 we join our freinds of COI in Ballyphillip Church
- 29th October 2017 with the friends from the COI in our church
- 31st December 2017
- 29th April 2018
- 29th July 2018
- 30th September 2018
- 30th December 2018
All Christians are welcome to participate.
The Communion Service also starts at 10:00am.
Missed a sunday and you would like to listen to the sermon as a recording?
You can do that online!
Please let us know, if you are interested!
Reverend Wesley Campbell
The new minister of the Glastry and Portaferry circuit started in July 2015.
Wesley is originally from Cullybackey [did I hear someone say … ‘where’s that?’ ].
He worked for many years in Wrightbus. Then went to work with Tearfund in Haiti for two years. Only then did he decide to train as a Methodist minister.
More recently he has served for two years, training lay pastors in mission in Uganda, and before that he led the Methodist Church in Bandon, West Cork.
Wesley - welcome to Portaferry and Glastry.