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Our purpose is to give people a gift of love

Registered Charity Number 1135613

Elton Methodist Church

Sunday Worship at 10:30am

NEW things are happening at Elton

Elton Chapel are a generous loving family, and great to work with. I have witnessed their generosity and love being shared increasingly. The ‘Knit and Natter’ group have become ‘Godmothers’ with their Moses basket project, which has included and blessed others in the giving and receiving. The Chess Club, ‘Coffee and Chat’ and Storytelling are all new ventures, whilst the Community Library continues to serve local residents and some from farther afield. The members at Elton Chapel are always looking for ways to show God’s love.

Helen Crofts
Mission Enabler to the Peterborough Methodist
Circuit of Churches

Godmothers Library Knit &  Natter

The ladies from ‘knit and natter’ become ‘Godmothers’ through this project: the idea is to get a Moses basket and fill it with all the things necessary for a new baby and then donate it to someone in need. We do this through one of the agencies, so we have no contact with the recipient. The project is enthusiastically embraced by ‘knit and natter’ as well as friends and family.

Elton Chapel Library started in January 2014. There are a wide variety of books available (literally hundreds of them!) for all ages and interests, as well as DVDs. Currently the library is open 10-12 on the third Saturday of the month. There is lots of seating, and refreshments are available too. The library provides a welcome service to the community.

Knit and Natter’ has a membership of about 14, with 8-10 attending each week. They come from Elton and the surrounding area, with only about half from Elton Chapel. Some knit, some do other crafts, some just come for the company, but all enjoy sharing this time together (as well as patterns and ideas) every Tuesday afternoon from 2-4pm. The group also has the occasional meal or trip out too.




Coffee  Mornings Stories &  Facepainting Chess Club

…are held on the Third Wednesday of each month, from 10am to midday. You are most welcome. Plus, best of all, the coffee is free.

Watch out during the school holidays for notices outside the chapel and featured on our ‘News and Events’ page. We have a history of organising story times and face-painting. We also think that the children enjoy it as well.

We have just started a chess club. Beginners are welcome. The club is lead by Deacon John Brobbie, a Methodist Minister who is based in Dogsthorpe Peterborough and joins us every month. Keep an eye out for the next meeting in the News and Events Section.




Meet the Minister

My name is Rev Langley Mackrell-Hey, or just Rev Langley for short! I am Superintendent of the Circuit of Methodist Churches in Peterborough and I am the minister of Brookside, Crowland, Elton, Yarwell and Oundle congregations. We have a brilliant team of ministers, local preachers and church stewards to work with. I have a wonderful wife Ro who is a secondary school teacher and three young ones; Ben, aged 6, Maya, aged 8 and Joshua, aged 12. Before coming to Peterborough, I served in Lincolnshire as a Minster in the South Lincoln Circuit for six years and then in Louth for five years, where I was responsible for helping churches develop new forms of outreach. I enjoy the intimacy and energy that you can find in rural chapels; they are not as sleepy as you might think!