Mission statement and Aims

Mission Statement

“We will share God’s love with those around us”


Our worship is open and inclusive of all, celebrating God's saving love expressed through Jesus in ways that are relevant, collaborative and inspirational.

We do this by:-

  • Providing a rich blend of words and music that embraces and reflects our diverse community.
  • Offering worship that is relevant, encouraging and challenging.
  • Creating an atmosphere which enables everyone to express worship in ways which are meaningful to them.
  • Helping everyone to discern and develop their own gifts and talents within worship and the community.
  • Offering wholeness through worship, prayer and a healing ministry.


We offer opportunities for everyone to grow and learn as Christians within a supportive and accepting environment.

We do this by:

  • Creating opportunities for everyone to study and pray together.
  • Using arts and crafts, music and literature in ways which encourages spiritual growth.
  • Creating opportunities for young people and children to deepen their faith and feel valued as active members of our community.

Pastoral Care

We are a loving church family where everyone is welcomed, loved, cared for and supported by each other.

We do this by:

  • Looking after our church family through hospitality, fellowship and caring for each other.
  • Extending that care into the community.
  • Being a praying people who also embrace the needs of our community and the world.


We express God’s love by serving the community and the world, challenging injustice and being responsible stewards of God’s creation.

We do this by:

  • Providing an environment where everyone finds a loving welcome, a sense of worth and a listening ear.
  • Offering our love, our energy and our prayers wherever they are needed
  • Enabling and working in partnership with community groups
  • Actively promoting awareness of injustice and helping everyone to respond appropriately.
  • Being an eco-friendly church as far as possible.
  • Being a place of welcome and support to students and meeting them where they are.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Dorset Gardens Methodist Church is an inclusive church.
All are welcomed regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation.

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