Tabor Free Methodist

 27th October 2019

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Mrs Margaret West

3rd November 2019

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Mr. Eric Barge

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Our Harvest Festival was very well attended – it was lovely to see so many people.  Particular thanks to Paulton Concert Band for playing for us and we look forward to seeing them at Tabor again soon.


Our next event will be a Christmas Fayre on 30th November and hopefully this will also be well attended.

Our Beliefs

Those who worship at Tabor believe Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Saviour. Like many Free Churches we depend on Lay Preachers to lead our worship and are grateful for all those who come to share God’s Word with us…some of our preachers have been coming to us for a very long time and we view them as part of our Tabor family. Our services consist of praising God through the singing of hymns, listening to His Word from scripture and through the sermon or talk and coming to Him in prayer.

Eric Barge and Margaret West, both former Pastors of the church lead worship on a regular basis and often their services include the sacrament of Holy Communion. All who come to Tabor and profess to love the Lord Jesus are welcome to share in our Communion Services.

We believe we must ‘preach the gospel’ in our daily lives and so we aim to put our beliefs in to practice in whatever way we can. Jesus taught us to love and care for one another and so whenever we can we try to support those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Our church has a collection bin for the Somer Valley Foodbank and we are regular donors. We also collect pennies for Parkal, a Children’s Home in India. We try to support appeals made at times of disaster.

We believe it is important to get to know one another and so we have coffee/tea together after the service every second Sunday of the month. Occasionally, we share a lunch together.


Tabor was established as a church in 1865. In 1930 the then trustees decided against joining the Methodist Union and Tabor remains a free church under the control of local trustees. The ground floor of the church (the old schoolroom) is used by Timsbury Childcare group in the week and is available for hire on Saturdays. The trustees are looking into ways to improve access to the church on the first floor.

For more information please see the History tab or visit the Timsbury Community Website.