Bailgate Methodist Church

Welcome to Bailgate Methodist Church

LIVE-STREAMING OF SERVICES: Please read the information on the ‘Worship Services’ page for details of viewing our worship services on-line via YouTube  

Our Minister: Rev Gyula Fiak (tel 01522 532828; email – revgyulafiak@gmail.com)

Welcome to our Church, please have a look at our website and call in and visit us, we are looking forward to seeing you.

Located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln, Bailgate Methodist Church is a traditional church with a variety of weekday activities.  Our main meetings are for worship on Sunday:
Sunday Services:
10:30am  (every Sunday unless otherwise advertised).
6:00pm    (previously every Sunday, but cancelled during the pandemic)
The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) is usually celebrated during one morning each month. There is no choir during the pandemic.
The Sunday School  meets at 10.30am in the church before leaving for their own groups after the first hymn and a short talk.

The ‘Well’ (coffee lounge) Until the pandemic, it opened every week-day between 10am and 3pm (Fridays until 1pm) at the front of the church on Bailgate. Everyone was welcome to come in for a coffee and a chat, and browse the bookshop. We hope to re-open once we are no longer restricted by the pandemic.

For general enquiries:     For more information including hire of premises, please go to bailgatechurch@outlook.com.

For more information about our Lincoln Circuit of churches see: lincolnmethodist.org.uk (or click here: Lincoln  Methodist Circuit website.)

Our Minister’s Autumn Message

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3

Hello Bailgate Methodist Church Family.

The summer is basically over, people are back from their holidays and pupils are taken shopping for their new school uniforms as is usual at this time of year. I write this article with some sadness because the tradition of the Bailgate Messenger seems to be over for now as it depended on our brother David.  In his email he has requested my article for his final edition of the Messenger.

That reminded me of the situation I left when I went on holiday – the last AGM where long time members of our church family announced their departure from our communion because of the recent conference decision.  Whilst we have to accept people’s decision to leave, we also have to take care of the wounds this issue has caused amongst us and make sure that we actively nurture a sense of love, care and unity at Bailgate. In a family or community where we do not choose the members, there will always be issues, as they say – while there are two people on the planet there are bound to be disagreements.  No matter which denomination we belong to there will be challenges – it is part of human life.

Paul instructed us how to conduct our lives among the community of believers and beyond. He reminds us that we should watch and measure our behaviours, intentions and words as to whether they help unity and a healthy way of living together.  The ideal way would be to accept and respect each other’s views, even if their opinions are different to ours.  People do that as they work together and are from different walks of life.  Maturity is measured by that as well. At the moment our community at Bailgate is probably struggling to deal with the whole case, (the decision of the connexion, the departure of beloved members and how to understand where we are now at church).  We have to approach the situation with humility, love and openness. We should be able to share our thoughts with each other without being afraid of what the other might think of us.  It is always better to ask questions in order to understand the other, than making a statement too quickly and causing hurt.  This is a gentle reminder. In the midst of this, let us remember that there is work to be done in the vineyard of the Lord and that is why we are here – to exhibit that love and grace we receive from God and bless the people of Lincoln with it.

Finally, may I express my deepest gratitude to David for his hard work and deep love for the Lord and for doing the Bailgate Messenger over the years! He has worked tirelessly making sure that there would fascinating articles included and the Messenger would be an interesting newsletter to read. The Bailgate Messenger has been the testimony about his unwavering commitment to quality and we will miss him doing it so very much! David, thank you so much and God bless you and your family!

Your Hungarian brother in Christ,

Gyula

 

 

Site content last updated : October 26th 2021

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