Hoole Methodist Church "Let all the World in every corner sing: My God and King!"

Sunday Services

Sunday Morning Service 10:30am

Our Sunday morning service follows a traditional pattern. Our primary source of music is our modern digital organ which is utilised to full effect by our organist, John Evans.

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We make great use of many of Charles Wesley's wonderful hymns and other old favourites as well as more modern songs from the recently published Methodist hymn book "Singing The Faith".

We are very fortunate to be one of few Churches who still have an SATB* Choir leading our singing each week. In addition to leading the hymns, the Choir usually perform an introit and an anthem at each service. They have a very varied repertoire from the more traditional style anthems to very recent compositions including songs from Africa and America. More details about the Choir can be found on the CHOIR page.
*SATB refers to Soprano (Contr)Alto Tenor Bass musical scoring for choirs .


Reverend David Goodwin joined us as minister responsible for Hamilton Street Church in September 2014 and leads services regularly. Services not taken by our own minister are usually led by local 'lay' preachers. These are people from many walks of life who have undertaken study and training and have passed rigorous exams and assessment before being appointed to these roles. This approach, which is common in methodist churches in the UK, provides great variety and depth for our Sunday morning services. Occasionally we have a DIY service where members of the church lead the service, normally led by a specially trained worship leader.

Holy Communion is incorporated within Sunday Morning service usually once a month. All are invited to share at the Lord's table regardless of affiliation to this or any other church.

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From time to time, children are welcomed into the church family by Baptism during Sunday morning worship. Anyone who would like their child to be baptised should contact our minister David Goodwin. Adult baptism is also conducted occasionally.


We have a small number of children and young people who join us, some regularly, some occasionally. On most Sundays, children and young people leave the main service after the second hymn to enjoy their own activities. When there is a communion service, children return in time to approach the communion table with their families and receive a blessing. Occasionally we have all age worship where children remain in the service throughout.

If you prefer to keep babies and children in the main service you can leave or join the service at any time if a child becomes distressed. We have a comfortable lounge with a cupboard full of toys where you can continue to listen to the service via the p.a. system.


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Tea and Coffee are served in the church hall after Sunday morning service, fairtrade of course! Visitors are very welcome to join us.