All are welcome!
At High Street you will find a welcoming group of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
The church and adjoining premises are in constant use each day for a host of organisations and activities. Please check What’s On to see upcoming events.
High Street seeks to be inclusive and welcoming to anyone from any background in any situation. You can find out more about Methodist Visions and Values on The Methodist Church in Great Britain website.
The church premises are easily accessible to wheelchair users. We have an Induction Loop system in the church for those with hearing aids. Hymn books in large print are available from the Door Stewards.
Rev. Carmel Ieraci has been our minister since September 2019 and is responsible for pastoral care and worship across Maidenhead’s Methodist churches of High St, St Mark’s Crescent and Woodlands Park.
Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, I came to a deep understanding of faith in Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord in my teens. As my personal faith grew and was challenged, so too a strong call to Christian ministry developed. I served the local Church in various leadership roles, evangelism, and as a lay Bible teacher with Bible Study Fellowship International in Australia, Italy and the UK. My role with BSF also involved pioneer work in Rome where I concurrently served as a volunteer youth leader at Ponte Sant’Angelo English-speaking Methodist Church.
It was during my time in Rome that God’s call from lay to ordained ministry intensified, and in 2010 I came to England to discern God’s call. With the support of the High Wycombe Circuit my call was tested. Presbyteral formation ensued at Wesley House, Cambridge during which time I read for an MA in Theology.
Prior to moving to Maidenhead in the South East District, I completed a five-year appointment in the Southampton District with pastoral responsibilities in Andover within the Kennet & Test Valley Methodist Circuit.
My personal interests include: spending time with family in Australia; travel; Nordic walking; reading and music.
Lay Pastor Josh Wilson has been our lay pastor since November 2018.
Josh is involved in pastoral care, worship services and outreach activities.
Alongside this, Josh handles the majority of the church office administration.
The foundations of the building were laid down in 1841. The church originally belonged to the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion but became a Methodist Chapel in 1858. Read more about the church’s history on the Circuit Website.
Local churches also in the Thames Valley Circuit:
St Marks Crescent Methodist Church is in a residential area on the western side of the town. Sunday worship is at 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of the month. www.stmarksmaidenhead.org.uk
Woodlands Park Methodist Church, also situated in a residential area on the western side of the town. Sunday morning worship is at 10.30 am which caters for a separate young church.
Cookham Rise Methodist Church is situated close to the picturesque village of Cookham about three miles from Maidenhead town centre. Sunday morning worship is held at 10.30 am with facilities for young church and evening worship is at 6.30 pm.
Burnham Methodist Church which is located east of Maidenhead on the outskirts of Burnham. Sunday morning worship is at 10.30 am and an evening service at 6.30 pm with an early start “shopper’s service” at 9.15 am once per month.
The church is a part of the South East District and a member of Churches Together in Maidenhead (www.ct-maidenhead.org.uk) and is just one of the 13 Churches that make up the Thames Valley Methodist Circuit – covering Slough (6), Windsor (3) and Maidenhead (4).
Information on all the Thames Valley Churches can be found on the Circuit Website www.methodistthamesvalley.org.uk.