Welcome to Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton

Our Church

How To Find Us



Prayer and Worship Calendar

The Team

The Choir

Church Activities and Events

Young People (Sunday Club)

Scout Movement

Mission Statement and Aims

Healing and Wholeness

Fund Raising and Outreach

Churches Together




Rooms for Hire

Student Work

Community Activities

Rev. Robin Selmes

HIV Chaplain:-
Rev. Heather Leake Date

Reg. Charity No:-


Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
Dorset Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1RL,
United Kingdom.

Tel:  +44 (0)1273 605502
Fax:  +44 (0)1273 605111
Email:  office@dgmc.org.uk


At Dorset Gardens we believe in the power of prayer, but we don't think it's something we should keep to ourselves.  So why not use our small Chapel for your own private prayer.  We're open most days of the week, and every Thursday at 1.00 pm we hold a short Service of Prayer & Praise in the same Chapel.  It lasts only for about half an hour, but if you're looking for deep peace and relaxation, in friendly company!, it might be just the place for you.  Why not try it?

And, if you have a problem we'll pray for you.  Whatever kind of problem you have, it's good to know there's someone on your side.  So just write down the details and post it through our letter box or take it to reception.  If you wish we can begin our prayers for you by mobilising our Prayer Chain.  We'll treat your request in confidence and pray for you for a month, or longer if you ask us to.  We won't contact you unless you ask, and we don't even need to know your name.  Of course, we don't promise miracles, but Dorset Gardens Church is here for you!  You could also email us if you prefer - there's a link at the top of this page.


Christians have always viewed their purpose in life as being "to live and work to God's praise and glory".  Worship provides an important channel for the fulfilment of that purpose.  In worship we praise and thank God for all the blessings we enjoy; we are inspired and challenged as a community; we are strengthened to serve God in the world.

Because our worship area is so flexible, we worship God in many different ways:-

Sunday Worship

On three Sunday mornings a month, at 10.30 am, we gather for a traditional Methodist service.  Because we Methodists love to sing, our services include both the great hymns of our tradition and the best of the wide range of new music from around the world.  Our choir, "The Dorset Singers", lead us, and occasionally our group "Soul Patrol" also take part.  There is a children's section to the service, a sermon, prayers and, once a month, the sacrament of Holy Communion.  After the children's section they go to their own "Sunday Club".

On the other Sunday in the month we worship as a church family with something for all ages.  This service is more informal and even the very young are able to be part of things.  On that same Sunday we also hold a short Communion Service at 9 am.

On three Sunday evenings at 6.30 pm we try to experiment with different approaches to worship.  We might have a drama and discussion evening; an evening of praise and testimony; or an evening focussing on prayer, with an opportunity to receive the laying-on of hands.  Once a month these services include Holy Communion.


Q is a lively, informal and relaxed café-style worship held on the first Sunday of each month at 7 pm (doors open 6.30 pm).

Our modern church is laid out as a café for the evening, with fair-trade real coffee, tea and chocolate available, as well as soft drinks, smoothies and snacks.  Each evening has its own theme and at its centre is a time of reflection and meditation following a time of discussion.

There is live music, featuring a band and singers who perform predominantly modern worship music, although there is always room for a great hymn to join in with.

Mid-week Worship

On Thursdays at 1 pm we meet in our small Chapel for a short service, which includes prayer, reflection and music.

Worship Programme


1 pm,   Short Service of Prayer & Praise


10.30 am,  Morning Worship
Led by Mr Paul Steadman

6.30 pm,  Circuit Service of Healing and Wholeness
Led by Rev. Robin Selmes


10.30 am,  Morning Worship
Led by Rev. Robin Selmes

6.30 pm,  Open Mic Evening
Led by Rev. Robin Selmes


10.30 am,  Morning Worship
Led by Rev. Peter Mooring

7 pm,  "Q Café Worship - "When We Remember"
Remembering the First World War Led by Rev. Robin Selmes


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