Portobello Methodist Church

Portobello

Minister: Please refer to Who’s Who page

Location: Corner of Portobello Street, Holderness Road HULL HU9 3JA

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On Sunday 7 July after the church service we went for our church picnic to Densholme Care Farm at Great Hatfield. The farmer Denys Fell is a local preacher and over the years has become a dear friend to us at Portobello.

He has diversified and now has students with varying disabilities who work part of the farm that has been changed.

He took us on a tour to see the animals, pigs wallowing in the mud, sheep, goats and chickens. Then to the orchard with trees laden with growing fruit and also nut trees. Further along are raised beds with vegetables growing, onions, beetroot, cabbages, peas and more.

They also grow flowers beautiful sweet peas and lovely cornflowers and we were invited to pick some for home We purchased apple juice from the farm and also their own beautiful honey from their bees.

It was a wonderful day and Denys as always made us very welcome. What he does on the farm, with the students is amazing and sometimes when Denys comes to Portobello he brings some of the students who are in a choir along with him to our service and they sing to us. They really enjoy their time on the farm.

After we have been round the farm, including seeing the tractors and other large machinery, we ended our visit with another drink and any cakes that were left.

It was a wonderful time of friendship and fellowship and thanking God for all the wonderful bounty and beauty he gives us.

If you would like to read more about the farm then go to the Densholme farm website. Denys went to Chicago early in October to run the marathon there raising money for Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University (HEYCU), also celebrating his 70th birthday whilst he was out there. Happy Birthday Denys! He did think he had hung up his running shoes for good, maybe next year!

Regular Meetings

Sunday Services start at 10.30 on a Sunday morning followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.

This is just a taste of what is happening at Portobello if you want to know more try joining us at one or more of these events, when notices of what is to come are available. Why stay home alone when you could join our happy meetings?

On Tuesdays our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet at their Headquarters in the Broadway. They join us for regular Parade services and have a very active schedule of their own which in a future Newsletter they can describe for you.

Thursday is our regular Coffee Morning from 9.30 to 11.30am This is a lively, busy morning when there is always someone to talk to, biscuits to eat, a choice of tea or coffee and, best of all, lovely toast with lashings of butter. If you want to feel welcome somewhere then pop in here.

Also on the first Thursday of every month we hold a Bring and Buy Sale during our Coffee Morning which adds to the fun.

Quiz Nights are also the first Thursday in each month. We have 30 questions and a jackpot, tables of four, and refreshments at the interval, all for £1 per person. The prizes for the winning table have to be seen to be believed otherwise you would never believe we would get away with prizes like that! A fun night to which everyone is welcome.

We are very proud of our Sunday Club which meets during Sunday morning worship and has up to 20 youngsters of all ages.

Portobello is a friendly, caring church, our outreach in the community is important to us, and we would love to welcome people from our new combined Circuit to drop in on us any time they can.