Member of Sunderland Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Our Minister

Rev. Gareth Phillips started his ministry in Fulwell in September 2010 after studing for a BA in ministry and theology at Durham university. Initially he was given pastoral responsibility for only Fulwell but was given a further two churches, Roker Methodist Church and Whitburn Methodist Church, in the Sunderland Circuit during his first appointment.

As a result of these additions Gareth began looking at the possibilty of some form of federation between the churches and consequently Fulwell and Roker share a number of significant events during the Church year. Gareth was born and raised in the North East of England and was a teacher of Science in several North Eastern Schools before moving into ministry.  He is married to Jackie and has two children Matthew and Charlotte, he enjoys running, cycling and surfing (when his busy schedule allows) and is a fan of Middlesbrough Football club. He has been highly influenced by the writings of Rob Bell and Brian McLaren and describes his theology as liberal post evangelical !!!!!!!!

Statement from the Methodist on COVID19 Updated 17th March 2020

It is with sadness that we recommend that worship services in Methodist Churches are suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance. We would encourage people who lead services to think about how worship might be offered in different ways, including online and using worship at home sheets.

During this incredibly difficult time when people might want to spend time in prayer in their Methodist Church. Local trustees should consider whether it is possible to open up their churches to enable people to come and pray or sit quietly, perhaps offering prayer stations as a point of reflection with precautions around physical distancing.

Suspending services means that we need to think about our pastoral response to vulnerable and at risk groups within our community, if you would like to help with this please contact Gareth on 0191 548 1688 or at info@fulwellmethodist.org.uk

There will be a service streamed each Sunday on our facebook page as well as on our video sermons page 

supplementary worship/study materials are also available.

If you would like an audio recording of the worship material please get in touch. 

God Bless and look after yourself.


Our Church

Here at Fulwell we believe that belonging takes precedent over believing or behaving. Although we are predominantly an ageing congregation we look to be welcoming to all, regardless of age, class, sexuality, denomination or circumstance.

We enjoy the fact that our church building is used extensively by the community and would love to see new visitors to our worship services whether you are already a committed Christian, exploring what faith means for you or even if you are just interested in seeing what happens inside a church building.

Like most Methodist churches our Sunday worship is led by ministers or local preachers. We are committed to demonstrating God’s love for all his creation without pre-requisites.

SNE & Discipleship

We run a contemporary worship service at Fulwell on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm which we call Sunday Night Extra, and a discipleship group on the 4th Monday at 7:30pm, Both in the room behind the stage downstairs, feel free to ring for more information.

 Sunday night extra :

Cancelled till further notice

Discipleship :

Cancelled till further notice