There is a prayer chain operating within the Church community through which several people offer prayer for those who need them, both at home and overseas. Please contact our pastoral minister Rev Richard Wilde if you would like to have prayer offered for anyone or anything. If you would like to pray now, the Methodist Church website offers a topical daily prayer with associated bible readings.
“All are welcome in this place”
BaptismsWe are pleased to be involved in those special times of life like the birth of a baby, a marriage, even the passing of loved ones.The minister is very happy to talk to new parents about baptising their baby. This usually takes place as part of morning service (10.30am) and then the family can stay and enjoy a cup of coffee after the service.
WeddingsThe church makes a light, attractive and comfortable setting for a wedding. Check us out as a convenient local venue with easy access to venues for the reception.
Funerals and Memorial ServicesGive your loved ones a Christian funeral in a relaxed and peaceful setting. You can sing their favourite hymns and songs before going on to the crematorium or cemetery.
Worship is taking place in the church building under the strict national guidelines, because of the Covid pandemic.This means that numbers are limited so please telephone 024 7630 7539 to confirm that you will attend.We are streaming our services live. If you would like to participate in this week’s live service, please touch or click on these buttons:If you would like to see the worship plan for the next few weeks, please touch orclick on this button:
As a Christian community we are committed to sharing God's love in the Woodside area and beyond. Worshipping together each Sunday lies at the heart of all that we do. We see it as a privilege to offer praise and thanks to God through Jesus Christ.We see it as our responsibility to love and care for each other, especially as we go through difficult times. We see this care as going beyond the church family and into wider areas.We offer ourselves in service to others in many ways, locally and further afield and not least byoffering our premises as a community resource, for the many and varied activities that take place here.
All are Welcome in this Place
WeworshipeverySundaymorningthroughouttheyear.OnthesecondSundayofeachmonth wenormallyalsoworshipintheevening,butthishasbeentemporallysuspended.Inaddition, there are special services at Christmas, Easter and on other occasions. Sometimesourworshipisledbyourownoranotherordainedminister-sometimesitisledbya Local Preacher or Worship Leader from the Coventry area.The worship plan for the months of April and May is as follows:Date Time Leader Notes 4 April10.30Rev Richard WildeEASTER DAY Holy Communion 18 April10.30Trevor Gay25 April10.30Bill Holdforth 2May10.30Rev Penny Hughes 9 May10.30Rev Richard WildeHoly Communion16 May10.30Karen Brooks23 May10.30Harold Smith30 May10.30Circuit Service at the Central Hall
BecauseofCovidrestrictionsthereareonlytwocommunitygroupsmeetinginthebuildingat thepresenttime,involvingyoungpeople:thepre-schoolplaygroupandclassesfortheElite Dance Academy. Here are some details of these groups:
EliteDanceAcademyprovidesclassesintap,ballet,Irish,Street,MusicalTheatre,Acrobatics, Boysonly,adultlessons,Zumbaandmore! WemeetonSaturdaysfrom9.30am–4.30pm.For more information contact Jade Falconer on 07708 855821.
Many other community groups use our premises normally, such as:AAa MiloCity of Coventry Male Voice ChoirCoventry City CouncilCoventry Musical Theatre SocietyCoventry U3A CommitteeCoventry U3A Philosophy GroupCoventry Women in FellowshipLongfeng Gung FuLS AerobicsUnityWing Chun89th Coventry ScoutsWe look forward to welcoming them back in the near future.
How to find us
WearelocatedinWoodsideAvenueSouth,justofftheA45KenpasHighway.IfyouaretravellingalongtheA45fromthe FinhamroundaboutinthedirectionofBirmingham,it’seasy.Takethelastleft-handturningatWoodsideAvenuebefore the Kenilworth Road. Look for the signpost. ComingtheotherwayfromtheBirminghamdirectionisabittrickier.YouneedtoturnleftontheKenilworthRoad towardsCoventry,firstrightdownCoatofArmsBridgeRoadandtakethesecondexitfromtheminiroundaboutto Wainbody Avenue, go to the lights and turn right onto the Highway. We are then first on the left, as above.
Pastoral MinisterRev Richard WildeTel: 07971 218356Email:email@example.com
Lead StewardKen HolmesTel: 024 7630 7539Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Spring of 1930 there was distributed to the homes on the new ‘Green Lane Estate’ that was rising rapidly on either side of the equally new Coventry By-pass between Coventry/Kenilworth road and railway, the following invitation;
“Sunday worship in Green Lane
It is proposed in a few weeks to commence meetings for
Divine Worship in the KENPAS HALL
The initiative and responsibility will be undertaken on behalf of the Free Churches by
Methodism and by the Ford Street Church in particular.
The immediate object is to hold a
CHILDRENS’ CHURCH IN THE AFTERNOON AND
Divine Worship in the evening
Your presence is earnestly desired on
Sunday Evening, May 18th, at 8.30 p.m.
In The Kenpas Hall
The following will be present -
Rev. T. MORCOM TAYLOR, B.A., Rev. GEO. PREECE, Rev. NORMAN ROBINSON, M.A.,
Pastor JAS. GREGORY, Mr. T. DALTON and others.
and will conduct a Brief Preliminary Devotional Service after which proposed details will be
made known and the views of all interested may be ascertained”
It was from this invitation that the Church, known for so many years to the confusion of visiting preachers and speakers seeking its whereabouts as ‘Green Lane Methodist Church’, and only in recent years, more accurately, as ‘Woodside Avenue Methodist Church’, began its life.