Sandylands Methodist Church is passionate about engaging with its community, sharing the Love of God in word and deed.
Here are some initiatives we are involved in.
Schools: We have good links with our primary schools and local secondary school. These include; Stramongate School, Castle Park School, Sandgate School, Sandgate@QKS and Queen Katherine School.
Housing: Over the next few months our estate of Sandylands will grow by 200 extra houses. Much needed affordable housing is coming online as well as other housing stock. We have taken this opportunity to welcome our new residents with home made welcome bags with Partnership with St Georges’ Church. Our population on Sandylands will increase to approx 500 extra residents.
Sandylands Housing: Following Storm Desmond in December 2015, the church has provided much needed support for the community, including giving practical support for the flood victims in terms of applying for flood grants, distributing food parcels and being a listening ear for any concerned residents. We are actively involved with the North East Flood Action Group, who have helped bring the community together in the aftermath of the floods.
We are actively involved with the Sandylands Residents Association, and have assisted them in projects such as cleaning up the Haytons cut-through, cleaning up the BT site on Sandylands Road, being part of the Lakes Comic Art Festival and creating a tiled piece of artwork during our Togetherness Day.
In 2017, we worked with Sandylands residents to arrange a community litter pick. We strongly believe in cherishing and enhancing our environment so we cleared, tidied and planted up a small area in Broad Ing and entered the area in the 2017 Kendal In Bloom Community competition.