The “People Called Methodists” have met in Hartford for 200 years, originally in homes and since 1833 in what is now our Church Hall on the Weaverham side of the Bradburns Lane/Beach Road junction. As the congregation grew a new building was erected actually on the junction. If you want to find Hartford Methodist Church by Satnav, our postcode is CW8 3AD.
Hartford Methodist Church has a warm fellowship centred around our Sunday morning worship at 10.30am when we all come together for a quarter of an hour or so before the young people leave for their own activities in Junior Church. The congregational singing is supported by our choir who also sing choral items for special services. Worship is largely in the traditional Methodist form but sometimes can be of a more contemporary nature.
Hartford Methodist Church is one of a group of churches led by our Minister, The Rev. Chris Pritchard, who lives with his family in Kingsmead. Chris is ready to talk to you about any concerns you may have. He would be delighted to talk to you about having a wedding or baptism in the Church. Please see the Contact Us page for how to get in touch. We are also able to conduct funerals and it is usual to make arrangements for these via a Funeral Director.
The running of the Hartford Methodist Church is in the hands of the Stewards and the Church Council supported by the following teams;
- Finance and Property; who look after the money and the fabric of our buildings, which are well used by many local organisations. If you are part of a group who would be interested in using our premises, please use the Contact Us link.
- Mission and Outreach; who help us to serve others in all the communities of which we are a part but particularly where we live. We cover all the homes in the village with our prayer letters which give the opportunity for us to pray for anyone who requests prayer during worship.
- Worship and Spiritual Growth; who support the Ministers and Local Preachers in formal Worship and explore other ways of deepening our faith.
- Pastoral and Social; who care for the members of the Church community and organise events where we can come together in fellowship.
The Church groups that meet regularly throughout the year are open to all with a number joining us who may not worship with us on Sunday. These are as diverse as the Ladies Fellowship and the weekly Table Tennis evening