Poplar Methodist Church meets in The Emery Hall, Annabel Close,
London E14 6DP
The entrance is to the side of the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest – The Methodist Church’s Mission to Seafarers, celebrating 175 years of service
Senior Steward: Mr John Singleton Office Tel. 020 8980 3745 e-mail.
Minister: Rev. Cameron Kirkwood 0207 791 062 email
The congregation meets for Sunday worship at 11.00
All most welcome
Following a recent Healthy Church Review in October 2017, the congregation at Poplar have committed themselves to finding ways in which we can grow in our faith and find ways to serve the wider community in response to God’s love for us. At the heart of that renewed commitment is a desire to be energised by faith. This will find expression by:
• Developing the prayer table as a focus for individual prayer, but also for those prayers to be part of our church family response to those in need.
• The growing number of children and young people in our church family should be encouraged to plan worship once a quarter to share with us their own faith in Jesus and the difference their faith is making to their lives.
• A renewed emphasis should be placed on offering study and prayer gatherings, particularly at important festivals, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Plans are moving forward for an Advent series which will include study, reflection and worship.
• In 2018 plans should be made for a church family weekend away as an opportunity for reflection and deepening our life together as a church family
The Healthy Church Review encouraged us to seek to find out what God wants. The review helped us to resist trying to decide what we want or think is important, but rather what is God calling us to be in the coming years. To achieve this, we committed ourselves to:
• Providing every member of the congregation with devotional material so that no matter where we are on each day, we will be joined together in study, reflection and prayer.
• To use Sunday differently, making use of a more interactive style of worship that will encourage a greater sense of commitment and sense of belonging.
• Encouraging members to share in worship something of the way God is at work in their lives through either testimony or interview.
• By ensuring that there is always time in worship for the sharing of news, the joining together in celebration and the focusing on issues of concern whether they be, personal, local, national or international
Work amongst children and young people
Poplar Methodist Church is greatly blessed in having a strong and committed group of children and young people who attend on Sunday. These young people have a strong sense of commitment to each other and their Sunday group activities are an important part of their commitment to Jesus and supporting their growing faith.