Sutton Methodist Church realises that not everyone wants to develop their beliefs in the same way. Some go for hymns and sermons, while others need personal space and time for reflection and study. We hope to provide a programme that meets those needs.

We strive to reach out and proclaim the love of Jesus Christ to the community through worship, service, learning and evangelism. Offering the help and encouragement needed to develop your faith journey.

We seek to ensure that our worship is relevant to life in the modern age as well as routed in the teachings of Jesus and the writings of the scriptures.

Through a balance of tradition; reason; experience and faith we hope that our worship helps people deepen their relationship with God and equips them to live as disciples of Jesus.

Our morning services (10.45am) include all age worship, prayer and praise; as well as including monthly sacraments and baptisms. Most of our Services include Multi Media Presentations.

Sutton also holds Baptism Services, Wedding Services, Blessings and Funerals.

We also join in ecumenical services with our Anglican and Catholic friends.

Children & Youth Activities

Sutton Methodist Church has many children and youth activities under its umbrella.

The Church hosts a Scout group which contains Beavers; Cubs and Scouts, a Guide unit containing Rainbows; Brownies and Guides.

We are lucky to have good links with our friends at Spring Cottage Primary School and Cavendish Primary School.

Messy Church & Craft Club. We now run a Very Successful after schools activity on two Thursdays per month called Messy Church Craft Club. This is for FAMILIES and includes crafts; stories; Jesus teaching and food for all.

During the year Sutton Methodist Church also runs very successful summer holiday clubs, Easter craft days, Carol Service activity afternoon, Easter egg hunts and similar one off children’s fun days.


The Church building was built in 1859 and still maintains much of its original design and fittings. Extremely well cared for and preserved the Church ‘hides’ it’s inner beauty. Its traditional high pulpit, balcony; wooden pews and pipe organ are just some of its features that only those who come through our doors experience.

However the Church does not live in the past, seeking always to find ways of building on its treasured history by helping people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

In the 1960’s it built a new Church Hall which hosts our uniformed groups and many midweek activities.

In the 1990’s the ‘old village school’ at the rear of our building was extensively renovated to provide a quiet room for evening worship; meetings and our Junior Church. The coffee lounge still maintains its original pillars and is a good place for friendships to be formed and kept.

Recently was celebrated our 160th Anniversary Year which included special services.

We are also proud to say that we became a fair trade Church in 2006 and campaign for justice and freedom for all God’s people.

A book charting the first 125 of the Church is available on request.


Sutton Methodist Church shares its Minister with its sister Church, Bransholme Methodist. This Church is vastly different to Sutton in terms of its congregation size and mix, its buildings and the community it serves. However it is equally committed to serve Christ in its work it the community.

Bransholme Methodist - Building

Formed over 40 years ago in a house on the estate it has established itself over the years and now meets in a multi purpose Church building close to the major shopping centre of north point, Bransholme.

The small number of active members are supported by a Children & Family Worker and the Church seeks to serve its community wherever possible.

Currently it runs weekly mums and toddlers; a Tuesday table top sale; ladies fellowships worship group; and Sunday morning praise and worship. It also hosts community groups such as Slimming World, Karate and an NHS Stop Smoking group.

The Church is developing good links with Cleeve & Broad Acre Primary Schools and recently started a Monthly Messy Church club on Wednesdays after school and runs Messy Play in school with families from the community.

Bransholme Methodist Church

This Church makes everyone feel welcome and is pleased with the work it does and the estate it belongs to.

Community Groups

As a Church we hold and host a number of midweek activities for the community.

These include midweek fellowships; wives and friends meetings; photographic groups; flower societies; Slimming World; community health groups; drama societies; craft groups.

The Church also runs a weekly online prayer group. During the Covid pandemic, we have been running online Bible studies throughout the year.

Being a disabled friendly Church we welcome and encourage people of all abilities and wheel chair access is assured.

We seek to be ‘family friendly’ and are working towards becoming an officially recognised Family Friendly Church. During the year we enjoy Talent shows; quiz nights; pancake socials; pantomimes; fayres and festivals; we have a monthly walking group and go on an annual trip to the sea-side.

To run and host so many activities we rely on countless volunteers who are only too willing to offer themselves for the sake of the Church and all we stand for.


The Churches of Sutton & Bransholme would like to thanks the following for the support we receive: