Bromyard Road Methodist Church

Our Work in the Community



Students and Young Adults


We welcome local students and young adults to join us for worship and other activities. We like to stay in touch with our young people as they move on to study in universities and colleges around the country. We have recently formed a new discussion group for students and young adults to explore questions about faith and current issues. For more information please contact Rev Katherine.


Eco Group and Fair Trade


The Eco Group aims to explore ways in which we can reflect God’s purposes in caring for the natural world, and to express these aims in prayer, worship and practical action.
We are a Fair Trade church. We organise an annual service on an environmental theme and hold events such as our annual “Eco lunch” to support local environmental causes such as Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. We also produce notice board displays on various environmental issues and provide recycling facilities for the church.
We are members of the international Christian environmental group A Rocha and hope to be able to renew our Eco Congregation status in the future.


House Groups


We encourage members to become part of a housegroup. We currently have two housegroups that meet weekly in people’s homes, one on a Wednesday evening and one on a Friday evening. The groups meet for discussion and Bible study, to explore questions and experiences of our faith and to pray. We believe that being connected with one another during the week encourages discipleship and our commitment to Christ. There is often a global dimension to our discussions as we consider issues of justice and peace. If you are interested in joining a local housegroup please contact Rev Katherine Pickering (contact@bromyardroad.org.uk)


Lunch Bunch


Lunchbunch provides a home-cooked Sunday lunch and friendship and takes place on the second Sunday of every month (except August), mainly for those who are living on their own. It is served in the main hall and runs from about 12-2pm


Monday Fellowship


This weekly group is open to women and men and meets on Mondays in the main hall from 2-4pm. The session starts with a short informal time of worship led by one of the group and then there is usually a talk given by an invited speaker. All sorts of interesting topics are covered, including hobbies, places of interest, local history, places visited on holidays. The session concludes with refreshments and a chance for a chat.


Men's Breakfast


Men’s breakfast is a meeting for men who come to church and those who don’t. It’s an opportunity to socialise and have a laugh. It takes place at the Toby carvery, (Bath Rd, Worcester WR5 3HW) at 9am on the first Saturday of the Month. Come along and enjoy a cooked breakfast and a chat.


Prayer Team and Prayer Chain


Our worship services are usually a combination of prayers, singing, readings from the Bible, and a talk. They are led by either our own minister, or by other preachers from the area. All our services start at 10:30 and last roughly an hour.
Our Sunday School team will make sure that you and your family are welcome and that your children can engage, either in the service, or in a seprate children's group. You can always expect a warm welcome as well as refreshment and fellowship after the service.


Pastoral Visitors


Our worship services are usually a combination of prayers, singing, readings from the Bible, and a talk. They are led by either our own minister, or by other preachers from the area. All our services start at 10:30 and last roughly an hour.
Our Sunday School team will make sure that you and your family are welcome and that your children can engage, either in the service, or in a seprate children's group. You can always expect a warm welcome as well as refreshment and fellowship after the service.

Our local links




Feeding the Homeless


We have a church team that works with other churches in the city to help provide hot meals and sandwich meals for homeless and vulnerable adults on Saturday evenings. About once a month, our team provides and cooks the meals and takes them to the city centre in the food van to distribute to those in need.


Worcester Food Bank


We are committed to helping those in need in the City of Worcester. One way in which we do this is by helping with the Worcester Food bank, both by providing requested items, and also by volunteering.


MHA West Worcester Live at Home


This scheme is based at the church and is part of the Methodist charity MHA that seeks to eliminate isolation and loneliness among older people by connecting them in communities that care. We aim to provide a service at the church for elderly people in the local community regardless of whether they have a faith or not. Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, hot lunches are provided and once a month on the last Tuesday of the month, there is entertainment and afternoon tea, served in style.
There is also an exercise group and other activities as well as escorted shopping trips and outings. All this helps support our older members and helps them to meet and make lots of friends.
Volunteers often get just as much from the Scheme as the members do. They work really hard together as a team; cooking, driving, serving coffee, chatting and befriending. For more information on any of our activities, phone 01905 420805.


Amaudo


The church supports Amaudo through prayers and fund-raising. Amaudo was founded in 1989 in response to growing numbers of mentally ill people roaming the streets of south east Nigeria. A combination of negative cultural beliefs and a lack of information and resources mean that these most vulnerable people are often left with nowhere to go.
Amaudo provides residential and community-based services as well as challenging stigma and discrimination. It works with local communities to raise awareness of mental health issues and challenges the government to ensure basic human rights. Amaudo UK was established as a UK charity in 2000 to support the work of Amaudo Itumbauzo in Nigeria.
Amaudo Ntalakwu was established in 1993 for residents who are unable to be resettled because of learning disabilities, complex care requirements, or problems in
tracing families. It is a place where individuals' needs can be supported and life skills, training and education are continuously available. Our church is especially responsible for helping with running costs of this special small community.


Christian Aid


We provide regular support and fund raising events for local, national and international charities, including Christian Aid,  Action for Children and the Methodist Relief and Development charity  All We Can. We support an annual shoe box appeal, providing gifts for people in poor communities in Eastern Europe