Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of
Centenary Methodist Church


“The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.”

Worship at Centenary Methodist Church is expressed in many ways. In worship we:


  • Give praise to God in Christ through the Spirit
  • Open ourselves to God's transforming love
  • Receive and reflect on the gospel of God's ways in the world
  • Offer ourselves to share in God's costly action in the world

We at Centenary encompass many methods of Christian mission.
In particular we affirm that mission includes:


  • Telling the good news of Jesus
  • Calling people to faith in Jesus Christ and to Christian discipleship
  • Caring for individual people and communities
  • Sharing the task of education and social & spiritual development
  • Striving for a just world
  • Being alongside the poor,homeless and needy
  • Becoming friends with people of different cultures and faiths
  • Caring for the earth
  • Building partnerships with other churches and other groups who share some of our mission aims

Our aim is:


  • to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love
  • to help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
  • to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice to make more followers of Jesus Christ.

The Church at Centenary exists to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love.



Methods of Christian Mission included:



Telling the good news of Jesus –

  • Sunday & Wednesday services
  • Talk Back
  • Housegroups
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Bible Studies
  • Fag Break
  • Own personal witness

Calling people to faith in Jesus Christ & to Christian discipleship –

  • Fag break study
  • Support of Roadhog bus

Caring for individual people & communities –

  • Pastoral visitors
  • Prayer Chain
  • Prayer groups
  • Friday fellowship
  • Wednesday lunches
  • Social events
  • Groups using premises
  • Shell
  • Traidcraft shop

Sharing the task of education and social & spiritual development –

  • Café Church
  • Junior Church
  • Sticky space
  • Supporting RoadHoG bus
  • School visits

Striving for a just world –

  • Traidcraft sales
  • Fair Trade Church
  • World Mission support
  • MRDF support
  • JMA support
  • Home Mission support
  • Buying African Palm Crosses for Easter which helps very poor who produce them

Being alongside the poor, homeless and needy –

  • Wednesday lunches for homeless & needy
  • Soup kitchen
  • Prison visiting
  • Friday fellowship
  • Street Pastors

Becoming friends with people of different cultures and faiths –

  • Wednesday lunches
  • Fag break study
  • Soup kitchen
  • Street Pastors
  • Alternative Services
  • Bible studies Wednesday & Saturday for any languages

Caring for the earth –

  • Recycling
  • Fair Trade Church

Building partnerships with other churches & other groups who share some of our mission aims –

  • Churches together in Boston joint services
  • Salvation Army Town carols
  • Joint ventures of soup kitchen
  • Street Pastors
  • Support of RoadHoG bus project
  • Joint March of Witness

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