Welcome to the Beacon Church and Christian Centre in Dover, Kent.

 

Places of worship can now be open for worship, according to the latest guidance from Downing Street. But we at the Beacon, following advice from the Methodist and United Reformed denominations, are not likely to meet for worship again until September. We do, of course, have virtual services where you are welcome to join us. For our circuit service click here

 

Our church is being used by Together 4 Dover for emergency food collection and distribution to some of the most vulnerable people in the community during this coronavirus crisis.

 

We will be considering what we do, and how we start holding worship services and other activities again, while abiding by social distancing guidelines. We will keep you updated on this website.

 

The Kaleidascope Play School re-opened at the beginning of June, but with strict social distancing and cleaning measures in place, so they have exclusive use of that part of our building. 

 

Although the rest of our buildings remained closed - THE CHURCH IS VERY MUCH ALIVE !!

 

As the coronavirus situation continues, we are supporting our members, friends and the wider community in a number of ways. We have been particularly grateful to local supermarkets and a cruise line who have donated - and continue to donate - their surplus food to be used by the Foodbank and in other ways.

 

Can YOU help to support Foodbank. Click here to see where the donation points are and what is most needed at the moment.

 

Please click here for a message from our Minister and Deacon about the current situation, and for details of worship services available on-line. If you rely on Foodbank you can also find details of what to do if you have a voucher.

 

God is still with us - at home.

 

Click here for Look Towards The Sky, a song written by Veronica Tutthill, one of our church family, and performed and produced by Rachel Gerrard.

 

 

 

And here is a performance by the Northern Musical Theatre Orchestra which features another of our church family, Lucinda Taylor, on harp.

 

At 10.30am this Saturday (11 July), the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church will take place, including inductions and contributions from around the church. You can join the service at urc.org.uk or on Facebook here. The service will be available with BSL signing.

 

The Methodist Conference has just taken place - virtually! Our Minister was among those who "attended". Until 1 August you can catch up with what happened here.

 

There is a daily devotion on the United Reformed Church website here and there is a daily prayer on the Methodist Church website here.

 

The Beacon is a local ecumenical partnership between the Methodist and United Reformed churches, and we extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to come and join us at any of our services and other activities.

 

Our Minister is the Rev. Miriam Moul and our Deacon is Michelle Legumi.

 

Our services are led by a number of Ministers and lay preachers

and range from traditional to contemporary worship.

 

We hope you will come and join us when our services and meetings resume.

Details of Sunday services

will appear here

when they resume.

 

While our churches are

not actually meeting,

you can join in services on-line.

Visit our news page for details.

 

When we resume, our Sunday services are at 10.30am and details of who will be leading our worship will be found on our News page. Creative Church for children will meet on the second Sunday of each month, at the same time as our church service, and on the fourth Sunday we will have Café Church, with coffee served from 10am. 

 

As well as being used for a wide range of church activities, our premises are also well used by community groups. Full details can be found in the Activities section of this website.

 

We support the Dover Foodbank, Soup Kitchen, Dover Money Course (part of Christians Against Poverty) and the Street Pastors

 

A Cooking On A Budget course and a CAP Money Course were held at The Beacon prior to the lockdown.

 

We especially support Action For Children, Methodist Homes and Christian Aid.

 

We hope you enjoy reading our website, and that you will come and join us when our services and activities resume.

 

You can also find us on Facebook at Footprints at the Beacon 

Or follow us on Twitter @BeaconDover

 

We are part of the Canterbury and East Kent Methodist Circuit and the United Reformed Church Southern Synod.

 

Our Superintendent Methodist Minister is the Rev. Emmanuel Aggrey-Ogoe

and the Supernumerary Ministers are the Rev. Harvey Richardson and the Rev. John Lines MBE. The Chairman of the Methodist South East District is the Rev David Hinchliffe.

 

Interim Moderators of the Southern Synod of the United Reformed Church are the Rev. George Watt and Rev. Bridget Banks, and the Rev. Bernard Fidder is the Leader of the URC East Kent Synod Area

 

Download the latest edition of the Methodist Connexion magazine here.

 

You may also be interested in our neighbouring churches, River Methodist Church and Trinity Church (Methodist/United Reformed) at Deal.

 

We are members of Christians Together in Dover and you can find details of their activities here. You can also find their Facebook page here

 

If you would like to hire our hall or one of our rooms, please email beaconchurchlettings@gmail.com or call 07936 397252