Welcome to Bailgate Methodist Church
Our Minister: Rev Andy Burrows (tel 01522 532828)
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:
10:30am (every Sunday unless otherwise advertised).
6:00pm (every Sunday unless otherwise advertised)
The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) is usually celebrated during one morning and one evening service each month. A choir leads the singing on Sunday mornings.
The Sunday School (‘Influence’) 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) is open every week-day between 10am and 3pm (Fridays until 1pm) at the front of the church on Bailgate. Everyone is welcome to come in for a coffee and a chat. There is also a bookshop.
For more information about our Lincoln Circuit of churches see: lincolnmethodist.org.uk (or click here: Lincoln Methodist Circuit website.)
A Message from our Minister
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unploughed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord.’ Hosea 10:12
After twenty-eight years of ministry, my time has come. The long-awaited sabbatical is here, and I intend to make the most of it. There are many things I could choose to do with this gift of three months. But although a sabbatical is a break from church ministry, it is not a break from God; in fact, for me, it is time to seek the Lord. Time to seek him in more depth, in closer relationship, in simply being the man He has created rather than one shaped by the requirements of what I do.I don’t expect everyone to understand what a sabbatical is, or why one is needed. After all, many people work for thirty years or more without such a generous break.
The gift of a sabbatical to church leaders is intended to enrich the faith and relationship with God of those taking it – by whichever means they choose to do this – and thereby to better equip them to do what God has called them to do. It is, above all, a time to seek the Lord.It is also an opportunity for another necessary step in the journey of faith, a step which all of us must be ready to take from time to time. And that is, to break up our unploughed ground: those areas of faith, of Scripture, of understanding with which we do not usually engage. What is God longing to show me – you – that we do not yet grasp? What do we fail to embrace, or see the good in, simply because it does not figure in our personal customs, preferences or current thinking?One thing of which we can be sure is that God is always doing new things, urging us to recognise His eternal truth expressed in fresh ways. Read Isaiah 43:19…God loves to create and renew.
I would very much appreciate your prayers as I seek the Lord during my sabbatical. Be assured, I will be praying for you and for our church here at Bailgate, that we may together be ready always to seek the Lord, to serve him with all we have, and to be ready to break up unploughed ground, if that is what it takes to plant new seeds, tend a new crop, and bring God’s harvest home. To see the lost found, and His kingdom come. Rev. Andy Burrows
Site content last updated : December 5th 2019