Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church is one of three Methodist Churches in Paignton – the others being at Goodrington and Southfield.

Sunday Service Times

Each Sunday: 10.30am


Our Sunday services help us appreciate that worshipping God is a wonderfully creative and imaginative experience and that worship comes in many forms. We can find God in every moment of every day so Worship is not only for Sundays but can be part of our daily experience.

We share in Holy Communion on the first Sunday in the month. All are welcome.We serve gluten free bread along with non-alcoholic wine at our Communion Services.

We hold an Alternative Worship service on the third Sunday of the month, these services may include varying musical styles, drama sketches, and video/DVD clips.


Children are very welcome. We don’t have a Sunday school but we have a children’s corner for young ones with books and games, etc.

Audio/visual facilities, including a loop system


Prayer is simply a conversation with God. If you would like someone to pray for you then click here to submit a prayer request.

Alternative Sunday Worship

It is expected the alternative worship on the third Sunday of each month will continue.
These services will include different musical styles such as songs from Iona or Taizé style whilst others may include little drama sketches or video/DVD clips. Some may be Bible study and these will be held in the hall seated around tables. On other occasions services may include a quiet time of meditation or reflection.

Traditional Sermon and Communion

The first Sunday each month (10.30) will normally include a traditional sermon and communion.

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We serve Gluten Free and Wheat Free Bread alongside non-alcoholic wine at our Communion Services.

On other Sundays the service will be led by local preachers and Circuit or retired ministers.


We will endeavour to provide activities for children of all ages when required.

Appropriate children’s activities will be included in our third Sunday in the month service where we worship using different worship styles.

Music and Drama during “All Age Worship”

We worship together in church but we also are able to worship individually when we are at home, whilst out shopping, watching TV or reading, working in the house or garden, walking in the countryside or by the sea.  It is perfectly possible and acceptable to worship God the creator anywhere and everywhere.

We are a caring, sharing church family and we invite you to share your thoughts and concerns with us by making a Prayer Request.

Combined Services with other Paignton Churches

When there is a fifth Sunday in a month, Advent Sunday and other special occasions we join with other local churches for a Christians Together in Paignton United Service. This is held at a different Paignton church each time. (NOTE – This service commences at 18.30 – see below for details.)