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What Is Christianity?

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. Find out what it's all about on this three-minute video. Turn your speakers on! At the bottom of the page there are details on how to ask any questions you may have.

 

Who is Jesus?

He’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being. Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.
 

Why did Jesus come? To be rejected

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But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.
 

Why did Jesus come? To be killed

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People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.
 

Why did Jesus come? To rise again

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Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!
 

What does it mean for us?

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So, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?


Questions?

Please contact us and we will be happy to go through your questions.

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Planning your Visit

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Prestbury Village

Welcome to the beautiful historic village of Prestbury and our Methodist Church in the heart of the village. You can expect a warm welcome; great worship; relevant preaching based in the Word of God and a friendly group of people ready to learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 

Where and When
Click on Connect to find all the information about where, when and what happens at our church. We really hope you will enjoy joining in the many activities we have. 

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service in the meeting room. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free and we hope you will be able to join us there.
 
To help plan your journey: 
  • There is free parking available on the church site and in the Village Hall car park which is adjacent to our church.There is an onsite wheel chair and wheelchair access to the ground floor.
  • Disabled parking available outside the front door
  • A sound loop system in the main worship area
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Large print paper versions of worship songs (please ask)
  • Disabled toilet in the foyer.
What to expect:
  • During the Covid 19 closure all services are delivered on line. These are available in Resources
  • The morning at service at 10.30am follows the typical Methodist tradition with a variety of preachers, both clergy and lay preachers from the Circuit.
  • Once a month there is an All Age Worship where the band plays the music.
  • There is a monetary collection taken for our regular congregation and whilst you may wish to contribute, there is no expectation that you do so.
  • Wondering what to wear?, whatever you feel comfortable in is just great.
  • What about my children? - Children normally stay with their parent(s) or grown-up during worship.  We have a space for young children along with materials to play with with at the back of the church. We can also arrange to take your children to the children's play room during the service if you wish where activities appropriate to their age can be provided by a member of the church. For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the Children& Young People page. (add link here)
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello, answer any questions you have and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 
We hope that whoever you are and whatever experience you have of church, you will feel at home at PMC.