Welcome to Bailgate Methodist Church
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Our Minister: Rev Gyula Fiak (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 (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 more information about our Lincoln Circuit of churches see: lincolnmethodist.org.uk (or click here: Lincoln Methodist Circuit website.)
Our Minister’s Easter Message
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever – Psalm 118: 1
Hello dear Bailgate Church family!
It is my pleasure to greet you in the name of our Wonderful Saviour, Jesus Christ!
Easter is getting closer! We have been preparing for it for the last couple of weeks and it is very soon Palm Sunday and then Holy Week. The Lord and His disciples were coming to Jerusalem with the other pilgrims from all over the world remembering and celebrating the mighty acts of the Almighty. It must have felt a bit awkward on one hand to sing praises to Elohim for His redeeming work in the past [from Egypt] whilst their country was under occupation. But on the other hand many people felt thankful, reinvigorated and full of hope when thousands of pilgrims were coming into the city singing psalms and they helped to shift their focus from their current problems to the One who has always been there for them, even if at that moment they might have asked themselves: where is our God? It is interesting to remember, that the Creator and Sustainer, the King of the Universe was in the midst of them, walking down the street with the pilgrims and singing those hymns together with them. He was among His people, listening to their voices and hearts’ desires just like He has always been there with them and for them. The Holy Week is upon us when we remember Christ coming to Jerusalem to suffer, to die and rise again for us.
This year’s Holy Week will be a rather different one because there will be no Walk of Witness on Good Friday and there will be no singing of great hymns together at Easter… However, the One we have been celebrating will hear our hearts singing to Him…maybe with just humming.
God who sent His Son to be our redeemer has been with us – He has been with us during our self-isolation; when we are helping others; when we are in our garden and also when we are working as key workers these days. He is accompanying us just like He did it with those pilgrims coming to Jerusalem for the Passover.
During the rest of the Season, when we will be reading passages from the Bible about Jesus’ final week in Jerusalem, let’s remember that the One we have been singing to and worshipping is with us and among us because He is risen!
Happy Easter everyone!
Site content last updated : April 18th 2021