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Benfleet Methodist Church is a welcoming, warm and friendly Church, with a very wide age-range of people who attend both Church Services and the many varied and extensive activities.
Built originally in 1931 the premises were rebuilt and refurbished in 2005 and 2009 and now comprise a building that is absolutely fit for purpose in the 21st Century providing facilities for worship, education, social care, community involvement and general recreational activity.
The original Wesleyan Chapel in what is now School Lane at a time when South Benfleet was a small village, mainly engaged in agriculture and centred on the area around St Marys Church. The building actually had an underground stream below it that caused it to become unsafe hence the need to move to a new site and new building in the High Road.
The new Methodist Church to serve a growing population in South Benfleet with many people making the journey to London to work, and the village was becoming larger with housing developments going along towards Hopes Green and Cemetery Corner with and the new school that opened in 1926.
The 1931 premises had been extended and new halls added in the 1950s and 1960s. Then in 2005 the new Welcome Area was added at the front of the church, quickly followed in 2009 with the refurbishment of the Church itself and the rebuilding of all the ancillary halls and other facilities. It now comprises a building that is absolutely fit for purpose in the 21st Century providing facilities for worship, education, social care, community involvements and general recreational activities.
Our mission is to be a powerful spiritual force in the community and a visible expression of God's inclusive love.
Benfleet Methodist Church is very active with a good worshiping congregation each week and has first rate premises which is shared with many local community and charitable groups.
The Church exists to increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love.
The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care.
The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice.
The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ.