Brothers and sisters, friends, well-wishers and the viewing public, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. As Minister of the Charlestown Methodist Church and Superintendent of the Nevis Circuit, I am pleased to inform you that the Charlestown Methodist Church Website has been established. It is up and running. Therefore, you are welcomed to the site and invited to view and participate as best you can.
The Charlestown Methodist Church is one of seven congregations in the Nevis Circuit, comprising of 269 members. The Circuit itself has 1019 members. Located in the heart of the town, Charlestown, the chapel, in addition to being used for worship and other church activities, also accommodates special services, graduations, and related functions put on by Government, schools and some organizations.
But the chapel has been in a state of disrepair for a few years now. A plan has been instituted for the restoration of the chapel. We are about to commence the work.
Some of you may be mindful of this, but for others it might be news. The renovation project is very costly and we would be glad to receive all the financial aid and other help we can get. For those of you who may have already contributed to the project and are desirous of making further contributions or are doing so for the first time, we would gladly welcome such assistance. The guidelines as to how you can contribute are provided in the site.
You can make financial contributions towards the Renovation (Restoration) Project via the site. Your contributions will certainly go a long way in assisting us with the Refurbishing of the Chapel.
We thank you in advance for your kind contributions and gracious support.
Yours In His Service,
Methodism took root in Nevis in 1788 under the ministry of Rev. William Hammett, co-worker of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Coke, the great Methodist Missionary. When Coke visited Nevis in 1790 he found that the Methodists had a meeting place in Charlestown and that the work of God’s Grace had already begun to be seen in the lives of the people for whom the mission existed – the slaves. The site of this initial structure is said to have been close to the present structure.
The congregation in Charlestown grew rapidly and in 1793 there were 400 members . Three years later in 1796 the chapel had to be enlarged. By the early 1800’s Methodist witness was spreading throughout the island despite a previous attempt to burn the chapel in Charlestown. In 1801 the first Chapel in Gingerland was erected and two years later in 1803 a new wooden sanctuary was built in Charlestown as the old structure was proving unsuitable for the growing membership.
Worship: Rev Telford Matthew
5:00pm Bible Study
3:45pm Boys’ Brigade
4:30pm Girls’ Brigade
6:00pm Adventurers Group
Jerusalem Children’s Choir
6:00pm Womens League
5:30pm Adults Dance Group
5:30pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
Rehearsal Youth Choir
Rehearsal Senior Choir
Youth Group Meeting
4:30pm Band Practice