Bilton Area Methodist Church aims:

“To bring joy, peace and love to the people of North Harrogate by being our part of the body of Christ in this place”

Our calling:

We exist primarily:

  1. To offer God worship – from us and our community in a variety of style
  2. To share the love of God by reaching out in service
  3. To provide an open door to Christian belief

Our values are:

Being friendly, caring and welcoming. Supporting those in need.

Our strengths are:

Pastoral care
Music in worship
The combined church has a wide-range of groups for all ages
God is found here in different ways
Having hard working and reliable people
Concern for the world in terms of justice and peace
Being a Christian presence and influence in our area and wherever our members go

We want to:

Be a thriving Methodist presence in the Bilton area
Be a vibrant all-age committed community
Develop new areas of work with young people
Expand our work with the elderly
Be more open about faith and doubt in small groups
Be more open to new ideas and new people and tolerant
Be a people who make others look twice and wonder “what is it that we have that they might want for themselves?”
To be a central part of the lives of everyone in this area/be more connected with the wider community

We will do this by:

Supporting a children and families’ worker
Working together with schools and families
Linking more with the other churches in Bilton
Giving time to prayer and reflection alone or with others

Specific projects will include:

Having the church open more often.
Afternoon tea events for older people.