Methodist Church in Shetland


JeremybDareThe current (Summer 2016) edition of Contact magazine is now available for download and contains an exciting range of articles, news and snippets from around the Shetland District. Click here to download.  To download the latest Summer 2016 edition please click here. If you wish to view the Preaching Plan for April to June 2016, please click here (opens in a new window)


I am Jeremy Dare one of the two full time ministers here, my colleagues are Nigel Barton who is based at Scalloway, and John Best on Fair Isle.

The Methodist Church became an active part of island life here in the 1820's beginning with the ministry of John Nicholson on the West Side. Today we have nineteen churches where worship services are held. Some are held weekly, some every two weeks and a few are less frequent.

Our team of Local Preachers, Local Preachers on Trial, helpers and visitors along with locally arranged services enable worship throughout the year. Several of the churches have regular Bible Study and Prayer meetings. Scalloway has a monthly Messy Church meeting. Special events and District meetings of various kinds are appreciated.

These wonderful islands with a population around 22,000 are served by a range of churches of other denominations too. If you are planning to visit us, we would like to assure you of a warm welcome, and if you are someone who leads worship and preaches and would like to contribute to our ministry during your stay please let us know. (We produce a quarterly Preaching Plan and usually print it about six weeks before it applies.)

God bless you,


Jeremy Dare


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