Charles St Methodist Church Newark

About Us 

Our purpose is to worship God as a loving community where all are welcome.  To help people meet God and know Him better.  To reach out and help those around us.  To offer to all God’s love, healing and forgiveness.  This we do in God’s strength.


Our Minister, the Rev Philip MacDonald, writes . . .
I became Minister of Charles Street in September 2011, having moved from Melton Mowbray after nine years of ministry there.  There are a number of things about Charles Street which would make me invite people to come.
Firstly, it is a Welcoming Church where everyone, whatever their age or background, is included and made to feel at home.
Secondly, it is a Worshipping Church.  Our Sunday services are lively, vibrant, inclusive and relevant to life in the 21st century.
Thirdly, it is a Working Church where everyone is able to use their gifts and skills and where we try to engage with the local community and the wider world.

I look forward to welcoming you to Charles Street!


Our Lay Worker, Ian Mathews, writes . .
Welcome to our website!  As lay worker I take an active role in leading worship, assisting the minister and providing leadership to the church as a member of our Leadership Team.  I hope that you will take a few minutes to explore our website and see for yourself the wide range of activities that we have on offer.