Earl Sterndale Methodist Church
Earl Sterndale Chapel is at the heart of this small rural village and has maintained an active Christian presence since 1850. Now with a membership of four we have had to prioritise what we are able to sustain. The chapel is a multipurpose building with good access for all and is suitable for a variety of events. We are dependent on letting the building in order to maintain it.
A community coffee morning is held on the first Wednesday each month and is a good place to welcome visitors and walkers as well as local residents exchanging news.
The members arrange a monthly coffee morning for the community as a time of getting together and although most attending are retired we have formed a link with the school and a small group of children join us for about half an hour.
Worship – we share services with Hollinsclough so meet on alternate weeks. Messy Church is becoming well established with up to 15 children and 5 mothers attending each month. A member helps the Family Worker run sessions. Our links with the Anglican Church in the village are friendly but as yet there are no joint events or services. This is something we would like to pursue.
Our hope for the future is to maintain a Christian presence by continuing to build links with the community, have greater contact with visitors to the area and to enjoy the mutual support of the other churches in the Circuit.
If you come to our Chapel for an event or to worship you will be most welcome.
We are under the pastoral care of the Rev Andrew Parker