About Our Church
The use of the word Methodist correctly suggests that our Church has its origins within the Methodist Movement which came into being following the work of John Wesley in the 18th Century.
However, our Church is not a member of the World Wide Methodist Church but belongs to a much smaller group known as the Connexion of Independent Methodist Churches. Although we at Grappenhall have Church Services that are very similar in style to most mainstream Methodist Church there are major differences in other areas.
Firstly we are a self governing Church where the members of the Church decide on all matters.
Secondly we operate as a Church with a Lay Ministry and do not have a Minister in the accepted sense. Our Services are led by Lay Preachers who have responded to a calling to preach and minister on the Christian Faith.
Church Mission Statement
"Grappenhall Independent Methodist Church aims to be a Caring, Family Orientated Fellowship with a consistent and relevant Christian Message." Church Leaders November 2004
"We at Grappenhall Independent Methodist Church, are concerned with wholeness of each individual within God's purpose for everyone. We welcome all who use this place.In accordance with all other voluntary societies and Church groups, we seek to safeguard all members of the community who use our premises. We see it as a responsibility of each one of us to provide a safe environment in which children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected.
Adults, who have children in their care, have endorsed their suitability for their supervision. Outside agencies who use our premises are required to conform to these standards."
Re-affirmed, Church Annual Meeting, October 2018.