Service Times & Recording
10 am Sunday morning
Join us to celebrate as a family of God. The children and youth leave to their venues and own teaching. We have a dedicated youth and Navigators team. Missed the sermon or want to listen to it again, click below.
We have a wide range of ministries from children, youth, women, men, care team, outreach, small groups, sewing and more. We also offer homework club during the term.
We host a preschool on our green and spacious premises which caters from 18 months to Grade R. To enquire about the Pre School please contact them directly on 033 344 1149
Our Mission & Vision
Prestbury Methodist Church has a long history in the Prestbury area. The original church building was opened in 1904 on the corner of Swartkop and Stott Roads. By the 1950s, the congregation had grown to such a size that a new location – the current church – was developed. The site at 16 Stott Road was officially dedicated and opened in 1975 and has been the home of Prestbury Methodist since. Prestbury Methodist is part of the Pietermaritzburg Metro Circuit of the Natal West District of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
Prestbury is currently undergoing an exciting Visioning process in which we are exploring what God is calling us to, both in the present but also into the future. Prestbury is committed to being a church that exemplifies the grace and love of Christ.
Our Mission is to become
A home of Methodist ministry in the Swartkop Valley and surrounds
Together a Transforming Discipleship Movement
A men’s breakfast takes place once a month on a Saturday morning, 7:00 – 8:30 Although the breakfast is prepared by men, everyone is welcome to attend. Interesting speakers are usually invited to talk on a wide range of topics during this get-together.
Welcome to the youth, aka Rebelution. Firstly, how do you pronounce that?! Well, it’s a combination of 2 words; ‘rebel’ and ‘revolution’, so rebel-lution!
So what does Rebelution stand for? It was inspired by the scripture in Rom 12:2 which says,
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
We as Rebelution meet every Sunday during the school term at 10 am. Youth is open to everyone from Gr 8 to first year out of high school.
The Encounter Magazine is produced by a committed team of Church members under the guidance of Lindi Still. They engage deeply with different topics It is published quarterly. Email the office for the last issue.
Women’s Auxiliary (WA)
Their motto is: ”To Know Christ and Make Him Known” It is the outlet for women in the congregation to support the church and the minister in various ways. They are the hands and feet of church events, cater during funerals and ministerial meetings, and raise funds for bigger or small church projects among others. The WA is meeting monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2 pm, a time for worship, fellowship and listening to an interesting motivational speaker. All Welcome
At Prestbury Methodist Church we take care of the people within our congregation by visiting the sick, the hospitalized and the bereaved, and by taking communion with those who are no longer able to attend church. There is a prayer group that responds to needs by praying. We also take care of the wider community by providing food parcels and warm clothes when required, We are part of the Homeless Network.
A group of dedicated ladies meet every Thursday at 10 am for sewing in the Church hall. All welcome.
Each year for Lent, a lent diary is produced by our congregation and beyond. It offers daily reflections to make this time more meaningful.
Navigators – Children’s Church
The children’s church is called “the Navigators”. It runs every Sunday and caters for children from RR-Grade 7. Since 2017 “Godly Play” and their stories were adopted as the main way to bring children closer to God. Three of the five Sunday School Teachers are qualified, Godly Play Storytellers. A monthly fun night is held on the last Friday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
For fellowship and a deeper engagement with the Word, there are several bible study groups that meet at different times and locations. Contact the church office for a list of times and contact details.
During the term primary school children have the opportunity to do their homework in a quiet and constructive environment under the supervision of a trained teacher between 2pm – 4pm. A small snack is served. The cost is R10 per day. Access to the internet and printing facilities will be available in the course of 2023.
“Prestbury Methodist Church is my spiritual home now for over 7 years. The people became family. I feel nurtured by God’s presence in this place and the caring attitude of its members. It is such a lovely congregation with many dedicated members, it has a strong grass-root feeling. I love that many kids come first without their parents, they are here because they know they are loved and often, their parents do join later .” – Friederike Voigt (Children’s minister)
“I joined the church first of all because the people were welcoming and friendly…., especially the lovely, gracious older ladies 😀! Also, I wanted to attend a church fairly near to where I live so that I could become involved more easily. I attend as regularly as I can on a Sunday because I love to be in God’s house with God’s people on the Lord’s day – what a privilege!” – Valerie Clark (Society Steward)
“I joined the church so that my daughter and I can grow in our faith in God
I come every Sunday to renew and rejuvenate my belief as it is put to the test daily” – Celia Mpedzisi (Society Steward)
To move away from destructive things and join people with a positive outlook on life, communing with like minded people. Vincent Mtyende (worshipper)
“I joined because it was close to home and I didn’t have transport, I stayed because I felt at home and the congregation trusted me and I became a Sunday School teacher here” – Francina Mofokeng (Sunday School teacher)
Meet the Team
Nardus and Wendy Nel
Minister and worship team
Sunday School Teacher
Society Steward / Sunday School Teacher
Society Steward/WA President
Society Steward - Encounter
Society Steward -Pastoral Care
Giving“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9:7)
We would not be able to do what we do without the generous support of our congregation and members.
Our Banking details are
Account holder: MCSA Prestbury Society
Account no: 56740016998
Branch name: FNB Boom Street
Branch code: 221325