Stretford and Urmston

Methodist Circuit

About Us

Stretford and Urmston Methodist Circuit

Welcome to our group of Methodist Churches representing the Methodist way of life in Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Stretford and Gorse Hill in the borough for Trafford. If we mention 'Old Trafford', you will know that we are in Manchester, a home for both football and cricket. To the east, lies the Bridgewater Canal, to the north is the Manchester Ship Canal, Trafford Park (industry) and Trafford Centre (shopping) are close by and the M60 runs through our heartland. You can reach us by Metro, busses and trains.

Our churches offer a host of activities, so take a moment to look further. We also seek to host community activities where possible, and our facilities are often available for hire.

We hope that you can experience the love we have for God, for people and for the world gifted to us.

Rev Ian Kemp

Rev Ian Kemp

Superintendent Minister

Called into ministry 15 years ago, it is a privilege to move back to Manchester and to serve this part of Trafford as a Methodist minister. I left behind a career in business technology, to engage in a different task, the building of a community of faith.

Mrs Juliet Fairlee

Mrs Juliet Fairlee

Circuit Administrator

Appointed in 2012, Juliet serves our Methodist circuit as administrator and as contact person. She is also Deputy District Team Leader for the Girls’ Brigade in Greater Manchester.

For Your Diary

Christmas Services

Sunday 16th December 

Sevenways Children's Service with Nativity 10:45am 

Urmston Carol Service 10:45am

Brook Road Carol Service (Candlelit) 4pm

Sevenways Carol Service (Candlelit & Stretford Brass Band) 6pm

Saturday 22nd December 

Gorse Hill Carol Service (Candlelit) 6pm

Sunday 23rd December

Cornerstone Carol Service 10:45am

Sevenways Carols Round The Crib 5pm 

Monday 24th December 

Brook Road Christingle Service 4pm

Cornerstone Midnight Communion 11:15pm 

Christmas Day

Sevenways Christmas Day Service 10am

Cornerstone Christmas Day Service 11am 

The Stretford and Urmston Circuit is part of the Manchester and Stockport Methodist District of the Methodist Church