50th Birthday Celebrations

We are 50 years old this year

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Methodism goes back a long way in Quinton.  In 1781, John Wesley preached in the gardens of Foley's house, which was on the site of Asda's car park.  The first church in Quinton - a Methodist Church - was opened in 1784.  John Wesley saw the enthusiastic crowds and observed, "Long may it continue!"  Well, it has.  50 years ago, in 1968 College Road Methodist Church was demolished to make way for the Quinton Expressway and the present church was opened.  Please come and join us as we celebrate this wonderful event. 

During these celebrations, there will be Commemorative Mugs for sale and there will be displays throughout the building of people and events that have helped make Quinton Methodist Church what it is today: a place of worship and of Christian fellowship.

Full details of all our activities are listed below:

Friday 2nd March Opening Service at 10:30 am led by Rev Prof Frances Young
Flower Festival open in the Church until 5:00 pm
Saturday 3rd March Flower Festival continues from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Refreshments will be available in the Hall during the Flower Festival
Sunday 4th March A service at 11:00 am to celebrate these 50 years led by Dr Michael Hall
Flower Festival continues from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Evening Service at 6:30 pm led by Mr John Cowan
Sunday 11th March Family Parade Service at 11:00 am led by the Brigades and Rev Dr Paul Beetham
Evening Service at 6:30 pm led by Quinton Ladies
Thursday 15th March A pictorial record of QMC at 7:30 pm in the Church.  Tickets £1
Sunday 18th March

Morning service at 11:00 am led by Rev Canon Gareth Powell, Secretary to the Methodist Conference.  This is to be followed  by the cutting of the Birthday Cake by Dr Alan Porter - our oldest member.

Evening Service at 6:30 pm led by Quinton Forum

Wednesday 21st March Brigades Parade Service - time to be announced
Saturday 24th March Afternoon Tea organised by the Girls' Brigade.  By ticket only at £6 pp
Sunday 25th March

Morning Worship at 11:00 am - "Looking to the future", led by Rev Dr Paul Beetham
Evening Service at 6:30 pm led by Rev Dr Paul Beetham - Songs of Praise

All are welcome to join us in these celebratory activities.