St. John’s Methodist Church, Littleport – A History

Were it not for the ongoing efforts of man, the fens would consist of water and marsh, not habitable land. It’s easy to feel dwarfed by the sheer vastness of the fens and be in need of human contact, human contact that shares our values and our beliefs. Was it that coming together with shared beliefs that prompted the Littleport Society (the title of the early Methodist congregations) to build their chapel in the early 19th century?

It’s interesting that churches are not scattered evenly across England, for example Littleport has six places of worship that are regularly attended every Sunday. The early Methodist Church became a refuge for the common poor and sick and became their material and spiritual home.

Our church is a living church, open to all, moving with the times, out reaching to our communities. We regularly support ‘Jimmys’ night shelter and ‘Winter Comfort’ for the unemployed and homeless in Cambridge. We support Cancer Connections Club, preschool play group and CRC Learning Trust, among others. We feel that church is not a place to attend, but a family to belong to, where all are welcome!

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. (1Peter 4. v8:10)

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