Back in August we had a very exciting ‘Film Night’ watching the film ‘The Greatest Showman’. Some of the children who came declared it their favourite film and the music was definitely great! Look out for our next film.

The Methodist Church year starts in September (just like schools!) and we started the year off with a wonderful concert. The church was packed for music by The Wilcock Family, The Rosey Hoydens and ‘Fishy’. The fun didn’t stop there…in the interval Ken Hatch donned his bow tie, found an enormous gavel and auctioned off some beautiful item all many hand-made, making us laugh at the same time.

We have also been busy looking after our grade 2 listed building with work parties. Hopefully the external paintwork on the large hall (original chapel) will soon be re-painted. A conservation officer was very interested to discover that we have an old unused well in the grounds, which apparently we need to look after although it is completely filled in!

We joined with Pett Parish Church, St Andrew’s Church and the Royal British Legion for Remembrance Sunday at Pett Parish when the memorial was rededicated after renovation work. This was an important community event and a spectacle as the Pett W.I. gathered 10,000 knitted poppies to yarn-bomb the churches with. Sadly our minister Rev Ian Pruden who is also the British Legion Chaplain is poorly at present and didn’t make this special service. Get well soon Ian!

Christmas is nearly here and so

  • Shoeboxes for Eastern Europe have been filled and sent.
  • Carols in the Barn at Pickham Farm is planned for Saturday Dec 15th 6-30pm in aid of Farm Africa.
  • United Toy Service is at The Parish Church this year on Sunday Dec 9th. Gifts of new and almost new toys are collected for local youngsters.
  • Christmas musical morning with The Beaufort Band and coffee, fairtrade stall and more will be on Saturday morning 15th
  • Our next Messy Church will take place in the New Year. January 5th, 3pm.

Happy Christmas and New Year to you all!

Wendy Hatch


Our lovely chapel has just celebrated being in existence for 170 years serving the local villages. There is an ancient tombstone in our graveyard that gives the names of one of the first ministers and his wife at the chapel. I have found the story that it tells inspiring, and has made me want to know more about them so I have got my friend Chris on the case!!! News on this may follow!

To celebrate we had our Chairman of the District minister come to take our morning worship and then held a lunch together. The following Saturday we had a great time at Pett Village Hall by holding a Barn Dance for friends at church and in the villages. The Pettlers, (our scratch band) made their debut and were brilliant! (I’m not biased….much!) The supper was delicious and what with the laughter we had a really good time. A wonderful way to celebrate 170 years!

July 21st saw the result of our poetry competition, which involved a variety of poems of all types form Haiku to limericks. These were presented at an evening of poetry at the chapel.

Sadly our Messy Church booked for July 14th had to be cancelled but the next is planned for Saturday September 1st 3pm – 5pm.

Fishy, our gospel folk/rock band will be holding a concert at the chapel on Saturday September 8th with friends, so if your diary is blank for that night please come along.

Wendy Hatch


Details of the latest church services at the Pett Methodist Chapel are here