The Methodist Church and Secularisation

The Methodist church has not been short of analyses to explain its catastrophic and apparently inexorable decline in the years since at least 1900. Both biblical teaching and more contemporary church growth models all offer informative critiques, but neither exhaustive analysis nor a wide array of initiatives has stemmed the decline. An empirical eye would suspect that we are overlooking something fundamental, and the evidence points to that ‘something’ being secularisation.

Revd Alastair Bolt, Minister of Chapel Street Methodist Church, has written two articles for the Methodist Recorder on the Methodist Church and secularisation.

They can be downloaded here:

The Methodist Church and Secularisation: The Root of the Problem

The Methodist Church and Secularisation: A Way Forward

Mazey Day and Quay Sunday

Mazey Day, Saturday 24 June

Music and Dance on the Forecourt

11:15 am to 12 noon Celtic Fiddlers
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm The Big Dance Company
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Broken Down Band
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Trelawny Singers
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm One Heart


Refreshments will be available in the foyer throughout the day

Quay Fair Day, Sunday 25 June

Join us for inside-out worship on the forecourt at 10:30

Guest speaker: Edgar Daniel

Jasperian Crisis Magazine 53

Tony Jasper and the Jasperian Theatre Company

In Edition 53:

  • Books
  • The Arts Centre Group announce a new drama competition
  • Pentecost at Gwennap Pit
  • The Man Called Billy
  • Theatre Revival Possible
  • Music: Top Ten Jesus Titles
  • From Garth Hewitt

Tony Jasper is an author, broadcaster, actor-playwright and journalist. He has had over 70 books published, and at one time wrote weekly for major newspapers and magazines. He is a member of Chapel Street Methodist Church.