About this group
Poynton Methodist Church is fully committed to its local community needs and to energy saving for the sake of the environment. It was built 30 years ago in a corner of the main car park in the town. Besides the worship sanctuary there are rooms attached, including a kitchen and an office used by Open Hands, a community care group run by Churches Together (all the churches in Poynton). Many organisations hire the rooms when not being used for church purposes. These include an after-school club (Kid's Zone) Poynton Youth Band, Poynton Male Voice choir, Age UK, a lunch club for old people, 2 guides groups, the Stroke Association, an embroidery group and a reading group to name but a few. Twenty years ago the church hall was built and this has recently been modified to include better toilets and more windows so that our very successful playgroup (Pre-School) could move there. The hall is also hired out for Brownies, Rainbows, Pilates and other groups.
The Church sells fair-traded goods regularly after church services and serves fair-traded drinks at the coffee lounge. It recycles paper and is keen to do other things to the benefit of the environment. The Church Council appointed a sub-committee to look into the possibility of installing solar PV panels on the church hall roof at its meeting in February. One side of the roof faces south and is not overhung by trees. A structural survey has confirmed that the roof will stand the weight of an array of 42 panels. Once the committee stages have been passed the church intends to apply for grants towards the cost of installation.