“WELCOME-IN”

We are back!

every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:30pm.

You will find newspapers and books as well as
jigsaw puzzles. There is also some suitable material
and books for young children upstairs.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available in the kitchen in

Cuan Mews
Cuan Place/Virgins Lane

(between Ferry Street & Castle Street)

Children must be accompanied, and supervised
at all times, by a responsible adult.

Drop off point for Food Bank

Next Sunday Service

  • 26-05-2024 – 10am –

Sunday services will all be online at 10am via Zoom (link is: https://zoom.us/j/96840709549 ), and also in person in our church building for those who like to come. Glastry Methodist is also reopening its building for gathered worship. The 11:30am Glastry service will still be live-streamed on Glastry Facebook Page too.

For your diary and     upcoming services

    To the congregation of Portaferry Methodist Church and friends

    Covid-19 Coronavirus presented a challenge to all church members. However as a Church Family we have made an effort to ensure that nobody was isolated from Church so have made our services available online, using Zoom,  and in person.  The Zoom gives full two=way capability and thoise at home can play a full part in the service

    • Each Sunday morning at 10am we host a live online service via ZOOM. Everyone interested can join us. You do not have to have a computer, an ipad and Internet in order to do this, there is also a way to participate in this via telephone. The Zoom link, which si sthe same every Sunday, is sent out to all member along with the order of service.  You are very welcome to join in our fellowship and if you have any questions please call either Rev. Jordan Litchfield (see contact)

     

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    Our Services

    Sunday Morning Service

    Come and join us in the Sunday Morning Worship. It’s simple, it’s straightforward, it’s for everyone. It starts at 10:00am and everyone is welcome! (Please note: In times of Corona we meet at 10:00am via Zoom Meeting instead until further notice) 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!

    Joint Service

    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].  

    Communion Service

    On the first Sunday of each month our service is followed by communion. All Christians are welcome to participate. The Communion Service also starts at 10:00am. (Please note: In Times of Corona we meet at 10:00am via Zoom, but also share communion once a month.)

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    Missed a sunday and you would like to listen to the sermon as a recording?
    That's easy! You can listen to the sermon of last sunday... or the sunday before... the last 3 sermons

    Or do you like to listen to a sunday many months ago? You can do that in our Archive of Sermons or even full services in our Archive of Full Services!
    Please let us know, if you want to recieve a reminder email if a new sermon is online!

    Jordan and Naomi Litchfield

    Reverend Jordan Litchfield

    The new minister of the Glastry and Portaferry circuit started in July 2017.

    Jordan is originally from Indiana, USA. He married Naomi, originally from County Armagh in July 2010.

    They have been blessed with two children, Nathanael and Anna-Joy. They are looking forward to serving and ministering among the people in Glastry and Portaferry.

    Jordan - welcome to Portaferry and Glastry.

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