Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church

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Our Minister Revd Gill Hulme 


Gill is currently working reduced hours as a gradual return to work. Please email: church office or telephone 01279 501 745 for enquiries.

Sabbatical Report (abridged)

Church members may request a full version by contacting the church office.

Bishop's Stortford to Blackpool Cycle Ride June 2021

Gill cycled to her Blackpool conference to fundraise for the Fund for Human Need.

Gill Hulme Cycle to Blackpool

She was successful in completing her journey and raised 
a phenomenal  £3472 for thGill arriving in BlackpoolFund for Human Need.

Gill's Coast to Coast Bike Ride -  October 2019

Gill cycled The Via Beata (a new pilgrim route running across the widest part of the country from Lowestoft to St David’s) as a fundraising project.

"I knew I couldn’t visit all the way stations – it would take too long and it is designed as a walking route, but when our fundraising team were thinking of ways to get cash for our Church Redevelopment project, I opened my big mouth and volunteered myself for a C2C bike ride.

BeginningSt Davids        Cathedral    Sunrise

The sensible way would have been West to East, but the logistics of getting my bike on a train at the right time of day to get to Haverfordwest (the nearest large station to St David’s) defeated me, and I opted to start on the bit of the Via Beata I knew, and go Lowestoft to St David’s."                                       

Gill thanks all who texted encouragement, prayed, sponsored and held her in God’s light. It was for her, a prayer journey, a time of acknowledging blessing on the Via Beata,  giving thanks for those who blessed her, as well as raising money. The total pledged was around £4000. Amazing!  20% of this went to the charity Kickstart that operated from the church, helping people get back into work (no longer in existence), and the rest went to our redevelopment project that made all of the church premises accessible for all, including the provision of a Changing Places toilet for adults with special needs.