In 2017, as part of our Community Awards competition we asked Methodist churches across the country to let us know how they were reaching out to communities and making a difference to people’s lives.
The response to the competition was overwhelming, as so many churches sent in details of ingenious and life-changing projects. It was proof of the community spirit prevalent amongst the Methodist church communities, and showed that Methodism is taking an active stand in society, providing support, fellowship and guidance to people across the UK.
One of the key aims of our competition was to share ideas across the Methodist Connexion and inspire similar projects at other churches.
Sometimes, all it takes is a great idea and a band of willing volunteers to be able to reach out and offer vital services and support to people beyond those four walls. So we are sharing more of the projects we hear about with you, and hope they continue to inspire more churches.
Take a look at the Community Stars stories to read a summary of each community project.