Gawsworth Church of St James

In 1430, an increasing population meant that the previous Norman Chapel was too small. This saw a new church being built by the lord of the manor. In 1470 a new chancel was built around the old church and the tower built. It is one of the three Grade I listed buildings in Gawsworth.

The church holds services based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Services are held at 8am, 10am and 6:30pm every Sunday with Holy Communion at 10am every Wednesday too. The church welcome you to join them for tea/coffee in the Church Hall after each 10am service.

The Friends of St James’ Church work to maintain the church and churchyard. The Rector is the Rt Rev William A Pwaisiho OBE.

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Gawsworth Methodist Church

There have been Methodists in Gawsworth for 250 years, meeting originally in local homes and farmhouse kitchens. It was, however, on April 26th 1893 that the opening ceremony of the present chapel took place, with tea provided afterwards for 350 people in a nearby marquee.

All these years later Gawsworth Methodist Church continues to provide a place for worship for those who love the Lord Jesus. The Sunday service is at 10.30 am and the Minister is Rev. Dr. Graham Edwards.

Other activities at the Church include afternoon teas for the elderly and lonely, a ‘Pastimes’ group with interesting speakers, a Luncheon Club, coffee mornings in conjunction with the village in aid of various charities and regular holiday clubs for children up to the age of eleven years. The 1st Gawsworth Girls Brigade Company, formed more than 50 years ago, meets in the adjoining community hall on Tuesday evenings. Do come along and see what Gawsworth Methodist Church has to offer. You can be assured of a very warm welcome!