The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets

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Bethnal Green congregation

Approach Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9JP (Corner of Approach Road and Bonner Road)

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Church Stewards: Glenda Adams  0203 648 2148,  Harriet Graham Mensa  0208 983 0684

Superintendent Minister: Rev'd John Hayes – Tel: 07531 243327   email   
Please direct all booking enquiries to the Circuit Office: 020 8880 7301

What's On
Sunday Service 11.00 each week  

Sept  At the Church in Bow: Welcome service for Terry and Sue
and for Rev'd John as Superintendent.

Farewell to Rev'd Cameron Kirkwood and Anette:
July 2019

A big thank you to everyone who helped out at Cameron’s ministry celebration over the weekend. Whether you were involved in: the planning and preparation;praying for the event;preparing and serving food and drink; rehearsing and performing, reading, playing and singing; shifting furniture; decorating the church; cleaning up; welcoming guests; spreading the word; etc. your contribution made for a special occasion for Cameron and everyone who came. 

Sunday 14th July 11.00
Church Anniversary and Annual Church Meeting 

A SPECIAL meeting of the Circuit in May, voted in favour of demolishing the existing premises at Bethnal Green and providing a new building on the site with a church and community centre, known as ‘Option B’. This decision overrode an earlier vote by members of the congregation in favour of ‘Option C’ which was to demolish the present church and manse and rebuild as a church and community centre together with residential accommodation. Work on ‘Option B’ will not start before March 2021. Full details are on display at the church.

Zacchaeus Project runs daily.  zacc logo   21 years of service. 
All most welcome, always. 

In March, Irene’s sponsored 10k run and the walkers together raised £1,400. 
The  Zacchaeus 21st birthday celebrations in January raised over £2,600. 

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1st March 2019  Day of Prayer

Bethnal Green Mission Church on Cambridge Heath Road proved wonderful hosts for our service, written by women of Slovenia.

Sunday 20th Jan 2019
Service of prayer for Christian Unity.  We welcomed local churches to share our Covenant 

November 2018.  Sharing with our neighbours at Bethnal Green
We were delighted to welcome Mohammed Akhlaque Ahmed, President of the Thames Muslim Society, and other members who meet at the Bishops Way Islamic Centre to our service. Our visitors were very happy to be there and were delighted especially with our prayers and our concerns for other people and the world. We hope to talk more about how we might work together to help in our community.


150th anniversary celebrations 2018


Rev'd John Hayes reflects on the anniversary week-end:
On behalf of everyone at Bethnal Green Methodist Church I want to say a big thank you to all those who helped in any way to make our 150th Anniversary Weekend a very special occasion.
I was really pleased to see so many people involved and having a great time in the glorious sunshine.

In our service on Sunday it was a real blessing to have all our churches meeting together, and to welcome so many people as guests, not least our local MP Rushanara Ali, and some of our local councillors; Sirajul Islam, Gabriela Salva Macallan, Eve McQuillan, Kevin Brady.


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