Lent is a season of forty days (excluding Sundays) which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. These forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. During this time, people often give up or take up something to reflect the time Jesus spent in the wilderness.

Unbounded Love is the theme of the Lent campaign of the Methodist Church in 2024 – holding together our commitments to be a justice-seeking church, and a people who experience and proclaim the good news of God’s uncontainable love. Click the image below for more details and to sign up to daily reflections via email.

Week 1 - “Pure, unbounded love thou art”
Jesus’ baptism and wilderness experience – God’s love bursts the barriers of heaven, and then bursts into the realms of darkness. 

Week 2 - “Visit us with thy salvation”
Losing our life (psyche) to find it – the ways we attempt to insulate ourselves from God’s love.   

Week 3 - “Pure and spotless let us be”
Turning the tables in the Temple – corporate religious attempts to boundary God’s love. 

Week 4 - “Finish then thy new creation”
God’s unbounded love for the cosmos. 

Week 5 - “Changed from glory into glory”
Like a seed that has to die before it bears fruit, death is no barrier to God’s love. 

Week 6 - “Till we cast our crowns before thee”
As Jesus entered Jerusalem the people responded by taking off their cloaks. What’s our equivalent?  

Holy Week - “Lost in wonder, love, and praise!”
As Jesus becomes bound by his opponents, will God’s love stay bound?

Easter Services

Wednesday 14th February | Ash Wednesday
9.30am | Holy Communion | Kinver Methodist Church
7.30pm | Circuit Service | Gig Mill Methodist Church

Thursday 28th March | Maundy Thursday
7.30pm | Revd Michael Payne | New Road Methodist Church Centre

Friday 29th March | Good Friday
10.00am | Revd Alan Combes | Kingswinford Methodist Church
10.00am | Local Arrangement | Providence Methodist Church
2.00pm | Revd Michael Payne & Martin Filsak | Wesley Methodist Church
6.00pm | Revd Michael Payne | Gig Mill Methodist Church

Sunday 31st March | Easter Sunday
6.30am | United "Sunrise" Service | Kinver Edge (DY7 6DL)
8.00am | Revd Alan Combes | Kingswinford Methodist Church
10.30am | Stourbridge Churches Service | Wollaston Methodist Church

Easter Events

Wednesday 27th March
8.45am | Holy Week Circuit Walk (full walk) | starting from Kinver Methodist Church
3.00pm | Holy Week Circuit Walk (short walk) | starting from Wesley Methodist Church
6.30pm | Holy Week Circuit Walk Service | Kingswinford Methodist Church