The Altrincham Methodist Church is located in the Altrincham circuit of the Manchester & Stockport district and holds the Superintendency of the circuit. The minister is the Rev. David Cooper and he is assisted by Mrs. Shirley Blinston who is the Lay Pastoral Assistant. The other churches in the circuit are Hale, Timperley and Bowdon Vale.
We are situated in the busy market town of Altrincham, 7 miles south of Manchester, England. The building itself was opened in September 1968 and at the time was set amongst residential properties but, because of it's location close to the town centre of Atrincham, it now occupies almost an "island site" due to the demolition of the houses and the erection of office blocks, an hotel and a petrol station.
Because of our location we have become a community church that exists to serve and service all walks of life. Evidence of this can be seen in and around the building almost every day of the week. From early morning the car park fills up with workers from the local offices and shops, the revenue from which goes a long way in helping us to fulfill God's work in the town, and farther afield. Lunchtime sees the general public, together with some of our church family, on the premises enjoying the use of our Ichthus Coffee Bar.
Our Church Office is open daily from 10.00am until 2.00pm and it is from here that the general administration of the premises takes place. The rooms are available for hire and there are not many days when the place is not busy. The Coffee Bar is an obvious attraction when people are looking for accommodation and we are also able to offer a photocopying service. Among the various organisations and companies that use our facilities we have built particularly strong links with the local borough council who use our hall for Dance & Music workshops for the handicapped.
Altrincham Methodist Church is a member of Altrincham Churches Together and cherishes its links with the other churches in the town. Altrincham Churches Together incorporates all the major denominations and promotes an atmosphere in which Christians from different traditions are encouraged to share in worship and learn from each other. During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity there are united meetings for prayer and a united service; and often pulpits are exchanged. The local clergy meet together regularly for a lunchtime fraternal at which they share common concerns and pray together. From time to time Altrincham Churches Together are involved in promoting major ecumenical initiatives, as it did to mark the new Millennium.
The Church Web Site can be found at the following address:- http://www.altrincham-methodist.org.uk