Wymington Chapel has a congregation of about a dozen people.
From Easter 2021 we have been alternating on Sunday mornings with St Lawrence Parish Church: normally at St Lawrence on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, at 9.30 am, and usually Eucharists, with occasional services of Morning Prayer. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we meet first from 9.00 to 9.40 am by Zoom, first to share news of what is happening in the world and in our own lives, then to read and discuss the day’s Gospel, and ending with prayers. The service at the Chapel then begins at 10.15 am. When there is a fifth Sunday in the month St Lawrence joins with the other churches of the Chellington Group (seven parishes in North-West Bedfordshire) for a united service, and the Chapel congregation will join when this is at Wymington- otherwise it will hold its own service.
Before Covid the Chapel had a monthly pattern of Sunday morning services- Communion followed by “Exploring Faith” (a time of teaching and discussion about our understanding of the Gospel); All-Age Worship, led by a visiting preacher; Cafe Church, with breakfast, the day’s newspapers, and the weekly Gospel reading (to try to relate the two together); and on the fourth Sunday in the month we joined the 9.30 am Family Eucharist at St Lawrence Parish Church. We have yet to work out how to integrate those elements into our new pattern of alternate Sundays, but we hope to see some progress on this from early 2022.
From Easter to November we also have a monthly evening service at 6.00 pm (usually on the fourth Sunday), joined by St Lawrence and the two Wesleyan Reform churches in nearby Rushden.
A Carer and Toddler group meets on Tuesday mornings during school terms from 9.00 to 11.30 am, aiming to serve families in the village.
First Thursdays (from 10.00 am to 12 noon) meet by Zoom on the first Thursday morning of each month, to discuss the news of the day and try to relate that to Biblical teaching.
We belong, with five other congregations, to the local Wellingborough Circuit of the Wesleyan Reform Union, which is a small denomination tracing its origins to the Methodist movement in Britain, but which adopted a “congregational” form of church government in the mid-19th century. For more information, see http://www.thewru.com Our minister is Revd Ian Fall, whose main church is the Wellingborough Road Mission Church in Rushden.