Mt Hawke 1

mt hawke mapMount Hawke Methodist Church, Fore Street, is situated in the middle of the village and we try to make it the centre of the community.    We have very few members but work hard to keep our chapel open. To help with this a few years ago we decided to have all the pews removed and replaced with chairs that can be stacked to allow the main chapel to be used for other activities.    We have held Flower Festivals, Arts and crafts exhibitions etc and it is used every week for karate. The Sunday school room has been refurbished and re-named the Green Room as access is available to the Millennium Green at the back. This room is used every weekday by the Pre-school and our Coffee mornings every Saturday which are well attended by village people who use it as a meeting place with friends.   Friendship Club every third Wednesday of the month is popular, we have a speaker or musical items and afternoon tea. We have a small group of people on the Community Committee who help us and have devised a business plan to try to obtain grants to enable us to have a kitchenette and toilets in the front vestibule so we can hold events there when the Green Room is being used by the pre-school. We have lost six members during the past year through death or moved away and sometimes we get very despondent but we are sure that God intends us to keep working at it and that is what we will do!