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Fulwell Methodist Church, Dovedale Road, Sunderland


Here at Fulwell we believe that belonging takes precedent over believing or behaving. Although we are predominantly an ageing congregation we look to be welcoming to all, regardless of age, class, sexuality, denomination or circumstance.




We enjoy the fact that our church building is used extensively by the community and would love to see new visitors to our worship services whether you are already a committed Christian, exploring what faith means for you or even if you are just interested in seeing what happens inside a church building.




Like most Methodist churches our Sunday worship is led by ministers or local preachers. We are committed to demonstrating God’s love for all his creation without pre-requisites.

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Our main Sunday service is at 10.45am, including Junior Church, and is generally a traditional service which is led by Ministers or local preachers. Junior Chuch starts off in the service and then moves into its own space. Sunday evening worship is at 6.30pm and takes the form of Bible Study.


On the third Sunday of each month out traditional Church service starts at 10am until 10.30am and then we have a Cafe Style church starting at 10.45am in the adjacent hall. You are welcome to join in either or both services! Cafe Church is led by a team, is multi generational and a more relaxed service where you can have a cuppa and a biscuit or cake while being involved in a range of themed activities. This is a more informal service with a thought provoking and challenging message.


We have a range of mid week activities including Mother and Toddlers, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, Keep Fit, Messy Church (bi monthly), Messy Vintage (bi monthly), Bible Study (first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm), monthly House Groups, Womens Fellowship, Badminton, Art Group and Probus. Some activities may not run during school holiday periods so check availability.


In addition, the premises are widely used by local groups as there are a range of rooms and facilities. There is a small attached car park and on street parking


We are a warm and welcoming congregation-come and join us!


Further details may be obtained by using the contact form on the website or pop along and see us.