Methodism began in New Marske in 1874. There were 2 churches – Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist Chapels. “Sacred Concerts” were held, also dances and a drama group formed. The Methodists ran the “Band of Hope” for children. However, the earliest Methodist services were held in the fields and barns in the local area. The two chapels amalgamated in 1932, but in 1974 the Chapel was destroyed by fire and the current building was opened in 1976.
Although we are a small church (one of the smallest in the Circuit), we are very dedicated to worshipping and serving Christ as best we can. The members of the church and various groups are enthusiastic and supportive in terms of fundraising and ensuring that the tradition of ‘Methodism’ continues in a small and longstanding mining village.
We are blessed with a local community, who, whether or not worshippers of the Methodist Chapel, are supportive and together with the congregation of the Anglican Church (St Thomas’) are often seen at the coffee mornings and other events.
10.30am – Morning Worship
6.00pm Section service around the Redcar and Marske section.
Alternate Tuesdays, Ladies Group at 7.30pm
Craft Groups – Cardmaking/scrapbooking/embroidery
Adult Learning Group and Slimming World
1st New Marske Girls’ Brigade – Monday evenings from 5.45-7.15pm, 5-8 yrs old
6.15-7.45pm, 8-11 yrs old
7.00-8.30pm, 11-18 yrs old
Revd W. Arthur Harbottle
Gurney Street, New Marske, Redcar, TS11 8EQ.