Serving Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Northwest of England

Nutgrove Methodist Church (Including Balmer Street)

Nutgrove Church + Balmer Street — Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for our churches and fellowship shared. Thank you for Martin our Minister and Deacon Julie. Bless the work they do in the church and community. This we ask in your dear name. Amen.
Ministers: Rev Martin Wood & Deacon Julie Hudson  (24th February 2019)

Nutgrove Methodist Primary School – We thank you Lord for the opportunities to work more closely with the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit. We pray for a strengthening in our partnership with parents so that we might work with greater effectiveness to improve the social, emotional and academic development of all our children.  We ask for your guiding hand, Lord, in the daily work of our staff team so that they may do their very best for all our children and their families in your name. Headteacher: Ian Rimmer.  (10th March 2019)

Community Centre – We give thanks for the work of Rev Martin Wood and Deacon Julie Hudson, for their links with the local schools and Play-days Nursery, we pray for God’s guidance and blessing on their outreach work in the local community at Nutgrove.  (3rd March 2019)

Minister: Revd Martin Wood

Nutgrove Methodist Church

Nutgrove Methodist Church

Balmer St Methodist Church

Balmer St Methodist Church

Nutgrove Methodist Church, Nutgrove Road, St HELENS  WA9 5JJ
Balmer Street Methodist Church, Balmer Street, ST HELENS,  WA9 5QS

Minister:  Revd Martin Wood

Services at Nutgrove: 
Sundays at 10.45am – Morning Worship

Services at Balmer Street:
1st Sunday of month at 10.45am – Morning Worship
2nd to 5th Sundays at 4.00pm – Evening Worship
Tuesday after the first Sunday of the month at 1.30pm – Holy Communion

“First Light” monthly discussion group at Nutgove.

The Haven Luncheon Club meets at12.00 at Balmer St each Tuesday. This is an ecumenical gathering of local people who meet to share a good quality meal at a reasonable price, as well as fellowship together.  Everyone is welcome and booking is not necessary.  Why not come along and join us.  No booking necessary, simply turn up.

On Mondays from 6.45 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. the Darby and Joan Club meets at Balmer St for fun and company.  Come and join us or ring 01744 813716 for details.

The Brownies meet on Tuesdays from 5 p.m onwards in the Haven Centre hall at Balmer St.  There is more than one pack meets on Tuesday evenings, so ring 01744 818656 or 611362 for details


  1. hilary jones hilary jones
    19th March 2016    

    hello Nutgrove Methodist Church and Primary School,
    Brian Jones (84) and Beryl Kenrick (79) my parents married at Nutgrove Methodist Church in 1956 and celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on 24th March 2016. Beryl lived in Forrester Avenue and attended Nutgrove Infants & Primary School and with her parents Joe and Edna Kenrick attended Nutgrove Methodist Church. Brian’s parents lived in Pratt Road in Prescot. Our family emigrated to Australia in 1967 and now live in Tasmania.
    Mum and Dad received their special congratulatory message from HM Queen Elizabeth, the Australian Governor General and Prime Minister Turnbull last week and are proudly showing all their friends. I cannot attach photographs to this message but have a lovely pic of Mum age 5 at Infant School and mum and dads wedding pictures taken outside the church if you are interested. Mum in particular has very fond memories of her time at the school and ofcourse her church. Their long marriage is a rare and remarkable achievement and an example of true friendship and enduring love –

    • Barbara Bellis Barbara Bellis
      30th April 2016    

      Hello Hilary,
      By chance I have just looked at Nutgrove Church website and found your post. My name is Barbara Bellis and I was at Nutgrove School with your mum when my name was Barbara Owen and I lived in Norton Grove. I have fond memories of the school and also the church.
      I married George Bellis in 1959 so we have been married 57 years this August. That’s not quite as long as your mum and dad and I do send them hearty congratulations on their 60 years.That is a great achievement.
      We retired to the Lake District over 20 years ago but we do go back to St Helens and I still have a cousin in Thatto Heath.

      It would be nice to see your photographs and perhaps have other news. I am a bit of a beginner at emails but I am learning!
      Some people I remember at school are Marjorie Tonks,Jean Nazey, Alan Gaskell,Frank Halliwell and Fred Moses and I am the same age as your mum.
      With good wishes to you all,
      Barbara Bellis (Owen)

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