Swaffham Methodist Church

Swaffham is a Georgian Market Town and a street market is still held every Saturday morning. The Methodist Church was built in 1813 and is situated close to the heart of the town and within sight of the town’s famous Butter Cross.  The church is active in the life of the local community, sharing its Christian values, renowned for its hospitality and offering a safe place of welcome and encounter for all.

John Wesley, himself, visited Swaffham on two occasions which are recorded in his journal. An entry from 1790 states: “A congregation was ready here, that filled the house, and seemed quite willing to take instruction.” Worship at Swaffham Methodist Church has continued unbroken for over 200 years.

Our Mission Statement; 'To provide a safe place of welcome and encounter for all, where the Christian message can be shared and explored in the spirit of hope and purpose'.

Renovated Church front view for website

Address: 3 London Street, Swaffham, PE37 7DD

Contact: Sandra Simm, 01760 720306, sjsimm@btinternet.com

Email: help@swaffhammethodistchurch.org

Website: swaffhammethodistchurch.org

Facebook: facebook.com/swaffhammethodistchurch

Ministers: Revd. Jacqui Horton and Deacon Jen Woodfin

Telephone: 01760 720858

General Service Information: Every Sunday at 10:45am

Regular Activities:

  • The Market Place Drop-In: Every Tuesday morning for tea/coffee, biscuits, chat & company.
  • Swaffham Friendship Group: 2nd & 4th Thursdays with guest speakers, tea & fellowship (September to May).
  • Power of Prayer Group – every Friday at 9:30am.

    In addition, there are Coffee Mornings, Ploughmen’s Lunches, evenings of music, poetry, film and history.

Please click here for more information on any of these activities.

External Groups:

Regular users of the church premises include:

  • The Phoenix Singers - Monday evenings
  • Yoga4breath Classic Yoga - Tuesday evenings
  • Yoga4breath Chair Yoga - Wednesday mornings
  • Tai Chi - Thursday evenings

 Accessibility at Swaffham

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. We are an inclusive and dementia friendly church and offer facilities for the widest possible access:

  • Wheelchair Access (we also have a wheelchair available for use)
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Hearing Loops in both Church and Hall.
  • Large Print books and service sheets.

In addition to the above, the church has a well-equipped kitchen and flexible room space availble to hire for a wide variety of church and community activities. We have excellent AV equipment including a large screen, high quality 'sound and vision' projection facilities plus CD and DVD/Blu-Ray players. 

We are committed to actively pursuing green and eco-friendy initiatives whenever possible, for example through our recently installed air source heat pump system for heatiing.

Parking in Swaffham is free and there are many spaces within easy access including a row in front of the church, but please be aware of the 2 hour time limit Monday to Saturday. There is a drop-off space in front of the church and a pedestrian crossing immediately outside the church.


Page last updated: 7th January 2022 10:48 AM