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 hope to soon restart a 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


We are working towards becoming an eco-church and have a church Eco Group 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 group and the Worcester Green Churches network.


House Groups


We encourage members to become part of a housegroup. We have groups meeting on Zoom, more details in the fortnightly newsletter, Church Matters. 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 (katherine.pickering@methodist.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


Tuesday Cafe


This is a new venture, started on 8 th March 2022 and meets in the hall twice a month on Tuesdays from 2-4pm.
Home-made cakes and sandwiches, music and entertainment, friendship and conversation.
Admission free, donations welcome to cover costs suggested donation £3 per person. All welcome.


Craft Group


Meets in the hall once a month on the 2 nd Saturday 10am-12noon. This is a friendly and creative group open to all. Group members bring their own craft projects to work on, often supporting charity sales with their work. Occasional workshops are organised to share skills and learn something new. Refreshments served.


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 9am on some Saturdays. Come along and enjoy breakfast and a chat. Details in the newsletter.


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.


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 and Other Charities


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