The Methodist Church
The Chapel is one of the last few buildings on the right hand side as you leave the village along West Street. (The opposite end of the village from the Church, which stands on higher ground on the eastern edge of the village.) The central part of the present building was erected in 1862, although it is known that Methodists were meeting in a local property at least as early as 1830. The chapel has a traditional sanctuary overlooked by a gallery (which is now a storage area), schoolroom, vestry, 2 kitchens and toilets.
Steeple Claydon has a faithful fellowship of about 24 of which 15 are members.
Sunday worship takes place at 6.00pm in the summer months and 3.00pm in the winter months.
There are a number of other events that take place on a regular basis:
Forget Me Knot
Forget Me Knot – 1st Thursday 2.00pm. Crafts, games and chat. Anyone can come along and bring your own craft or games or join in with crafts and games that are there. Alternatively people can join in for the company and the refreshments.
Bible Study Group
Bible Study Group – 2nd Tuesday, 2.00-4.00pm. A study group led by our Lay Pastoral worker looking at different themes in the Bible. Open to all.
Friendship lunch – 3rd Monday, 1.00pm. This is a very popular event so it is important to book in advance. There is a three course lunch (with 2 options for each course)
The chapel runs a very busy coffee morning three times a year. These usually take place on the first Saturday of the school half terms.
The chapel serves cream teas at special events such as Harvest and Church Anniversary.
There is a thriving ‘Churches Together in the Claydons’ group. This brings together the Christians living in Steeple Claydon and the surrounding Claydons. They meet regularly and organise outreach events and prayer walks in the community.