Bispham Methodist church stands in an imposing position on the corner of Crank Road and Upholland Road in Billinge. It was founded in 1845 by William Holt, a landowner and a devout Christian, who had inherited nearby Bispham Hall.
Although an impressive building, the church is not just stone and mortar but consists of people of faith. This has been reflected in the witness to the community for almost 170 years. It has been served by personalities (both clerical and lay, too numerous to mention) who have all had a valuable part to play.
Two books about Bispham Church have been published, “A House Nigh Unto Heaven” by Dr David Lythgoe and “One Mans Pitch” by David Young. Both make excellent reading.
Our Sunday morning service begins at 10.30am and the first Sunday of each month is a Holy Communion service. The second Sunday of the month is a family and parade service. The fourth Sunday of the month includes crèche and Sunday school. Young children leave Church after 15 minutes, to the Church hall adjacent.
“Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”
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