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Summerbridge Methodist Church, Main Street, Summerbridge, North Yorkshire HG3 4JH 

Call us on 01423 771996

Summerbridge Methodist Church was built in 1894, replacing a Wesleyan Chapel situated where the village school currently stands. We are one of five churches in the Pateley Bridge Methodist Circuit, and part of a grouping of local Churches called the Church in the Dale. The Church is known for the warm welcome it offers to everyone, as well as its vibrant Young Church and youth and children’s work. We are passionate about reaching out to our community in evangelism and service.


In common with other Methodist churches, our beliefs are –

  • We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was fully God and fully human. 

  • We believe that he came into the world as a light in the darkness to cancel the debt of sin and break the power of death. 

  • We believe that he did this by dying on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, freely given and available to all who believe in Jesus as Lord. 

  • We believe that we are saved by faith alone and not by works.

  • We believe that his resurrection is the proof that sin and death are defeated and that all who believe in Jesus as Lord will be forgiven and become children of God. 

  • We believe that one day Jesus will return to bring us to live with Him in our new and perfected relationship.

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God which teaches us how to live and serve God in all that we do. 

  • We believe that being a Christian is not about merely attending Church but about everything that we say and do and think. 

  • We believe that being a Christian is life changing in every aspect.

  • We believe that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit as our Counsellor and Guide to help us live and witness for God so that others might believe that Jesus is Lord. 

  • We believe that the Church is the people and not the buildings.  We believe that the local church is the hope of the world.

  • We believe that we have a mission to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in what we say and also what we do. 

  • We believe that we were formed as a Methodist people, alongside other Christians, to witness to the love of God in our area.

Our Church mission is "Bringing people and God together through the love of Jesus Christ".


Our vision is Making, maturing and mobilising people as disciples of Christ by building a modern Christ-centred bible-based community, worshipping God and serving His people.


Our values are expressed in the various areas of our Church life –


Evangelism - Showing God’s love to all we encounter, without condition. Displaying personal integrity and honesty in all that we do, within and outside the church. Helping those who are not yet Christians to have the opportunity of a relationship with God, while recognising the working of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives.


Worship - Setting aside time for visible, energetic celebration of God’s love. Being a prayerful community, together and individually, as we expectantly seek God’s will for our church and our lives. Celebrating, praising and honouring God through all of our words, actions and thoughts.


Discipleship - Being Christ-centred in all that we do, seeking to become like Jesus. Providing and receiving biblically-based teaching, expressing it in a contemporary context in a way that can influence our everyday actions and responses. Encouraging and pursuing spiritual growth and discipleship.


Service - Recognising that God has given each person individual gifts to be used in his service. Encouraging all to discover and use their gifts. Serving God’s world, locally and globally, involved in our communities and in unity with other Christian churches. Where possible, ready to take calculated risks in His name.


Fellowship - Building warm, creative relationships which affirm the positive message of God. Valuing and respecting each person as an individual. Encouraging small groups for fellowship, study and action. Offering support and comfort through difficulties while also celebrating success and achievement.