Keyingham Methodist Church
Minister: Deacon Judith Ireland
Keyingham Bright Hour
IN 1941 Mrs Gladys Cook started Keyingham Bright Hour with 6 or 7 ladies and for a long time there were only 10 or 12 ladies. However after 50 years there was an average of over 40 members. Unfortunately , our present membership reduced to 15 members. Originally it was intended to give a welcome break for ladies of the village during war time from 2 – 3pm finishing in ample time to collect the children from school.
We meet on Thursdays for one hour, providing an opportunity to listen to speakers on a wide range of topics, to spend time in quiet prayer and meditation and share a welcome cup of tea and biscuits. This answers a social need in the village.
We begin the new year with an excellent home cooked luncheon followed by entertainment and the giving of gifts to every member.
In May we hire a bus and have a trip out for the day joined by friends from the villages around Keyingham and then we have a summer break, reconvening in September for our end of year activities.
It is our fervent hope that Bright Hour will flourish, providing friendly fellowship and awareness of the needs of others, always aware of the ever changing times and grateful for the unstinting support given by its members and speakers
The Classic Film group has been meeting in Keyingham Chapel hall on the second Tuesday in the month.
Coffee is available from 9.30 a.m. and people come from all over Holderness to watch a wide variety of different films. Old black and white films such as ‘Great Expectations’, starring John Mills. and a short season of Alec Guinness films including ‘The Ladykillers’ do not seem to have dated despite their age.
More modern films such as ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘The King’s Speech’ redress the balance of old and new. Children have also been catered for in the school holidays with films containing the ‘aah’ factor for adults too. Everyone enjoys the chance to watch favourites and have a laugh. and sometimes a little weep. together.
We currently organise or host the following activities:
Sunday: 10.30 am Worship 6.30 pm Bible Study (3rd Sunday in the month) Please contact Deacon Judith Ireland for details.
Monday: 6 pm Brownies
Tuesday: 9.30 am Classic Film Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month
Thursday: 2pm Bright Hour, 7 pm Scouts
A monthly Prayer diary is produced to encourage members to pray for a particular topic.
Please contact Deacon Judith Ireland for further details.