Summerbridge Methodist Church was built in 1894, replacing a Wesleyan Chapel situated where the village school currently
stands. We are one of five churches in the Pateley Bridge Methodist Circuit, and part of a grouping of local Churches
called the Church in the Dale. The Church is known for the warm welcome it offers to everyone, as well as its vibrant Young
Church and youth and children’s work. We are passionate about reaching out to our community in evangelism and service.
Bringing people and God together through the love of Jesus Christ.
Making, maturing and mobilising people as disciples of Christ by building a modern
Christ-centred bible-based community, worshipping God and serving His people.
EVANGELISM Showing God’s love to all we encounter,
without condition. Displaying personal integrity and honesty in all that we do, within and outside the church. Helping those
who are not yet Christians to have the opportunity of a relationship with God, while recognising the working of the Holy Spirit
in people’s lives.
WORSHIP Setting aside time
for visible, energetic celebration of God’s love. Being a prayerful community, together and individually, as we expectantly
seek God’s will for our church and our lives. Celebrating, praising and honouring God through all of our words, actions
FELLOWSHIP Building warm, creative relationships
which affirm the positive message of God. Valuing and respecting each person as an individual. Encouraging small groups for
fellowship, study and action. Offering support and comfort through difficulties while also celebrating success and achievement.
DISCIPLESHIP Being Christ-centred in all that we do,
seeking to become like Jesus. Providing and receiving biblically-based teaching, expressing it in a contemporary context in
a way that can influence our everyday actions and responses. Encouraging and pursuing spiritual growth and discipleship.
SERVICE Recognising that God has given each person individual
gifts to be used in his service. Encouraging all to discover and use their ifts. Serving God’s world, locally and globally,
involved in our communities and in unity with other Christian churches. Where possible, ready to take calculated risks in