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Sunday 25th July Farewell Service for John and Irene Hayes at Bow Rd


Video of the service is now available under Worship at Home.  
While it was sad to say farewell, it was also a joyous occasion; the first time some had been back to the church building, and for all - the first time we could sing together (while masked, of course.)  Ollie played live music for us too!

sheila                ros

                          Sheila (Bethnal Green)                                                                   Ros (Bow Rd)

There were tributes from each of the Circuit Churches,  from the Whitechapel Mission, from the Local Preachers and from neighbouring churches: Sheila, Jean, Ros, John S, Michael and Terry all expressed thanks to John and Irene for all they have done in the Circuit.

chris                andrew

           Rev'd Chris from St James the Less                                                Rev'd Andrew from Hackney Circuit

Chair of London District: Rev'd Jongi

The Circuit wishes to add a note of thanks to Sally who worked so hard to make the service such a success, and to Sue and all the Ladies in the Kitchen, with the Trays, with the BinBags, with the WetWipes who made it possible to have a hot or cold drink together afterwards; those who put up and those who took down the tables.  John organised the filming, with Terry's support, which means everyone can see it, or watch it again.  It will remain available on our YouTube Channel, along with all previous services for Worship at Home.


We'll miss that smile, Irene!

What’s On weekly 

Sunday     Churches open for 11.00 service:  see circuit plan
                 On-line service available from 10.45 and all week

                 Youth zoom – a gathering for young people 
QVSR cafe. Come for coffee and chat (11.15)
Monday     Compass Group  12.30 - 13.30 (details)
Monday     Bow Rd Prayer Room at 7:00pm  
Tuesday    Morning Prayer 08.00     Methodist Way of Life  7.00pm
Friday        Zacchaeus Tea & chat 3pm 
Saturday    Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00   
 Lectio Divina has now ended its current term, but will return in September.  
 Bow Rd Evening Prayer Room will take a summer break for August, but return 7pm on Mon 6th September.
 Tuesday and Saturday morning Zoom prayer continues without a break.  

"The voice of prayer is never silent; nor dies the strain of praise away"



You are welcome to call for tea on Fridays with friends from Zacchaeus.  On Zoom

The Zacchaeus Project    runs a tea-time chat on Fridays 3-4pmzplogo

Meet and chat with others and reunite with old friends.  
Bring your tea/coffee and share your stories.   Or you can listen and not speak. That's OK too


Zacchaeus project has moved from Bethnal Green, for the period of the site renovation, to Bow Rd Church. 

Call 020 8983 1568 or 07712 332324 or email Debbie for more information on how to join in activities. More have been able to restart, but please do not arrive without checking in.  

Already at home at Bow Rd Church, Zacchaeus members set off to explore Bow in their walking group.

Find us on Facebook  @zacchaeusMCTH


Wild Border in Bartlett Park               


Methodist Church Tower Hamlets  provides many possibilities for communicating with each other.  There are reflections, updated each week; new information is added frequently.  You are invited to contribute.  Please check regularly and share your thoughts, prayers and lives with us  
Do join in on our Facebook page


Whitechapel Mission 


The Mission remains Open and ServingThank you so much for your continued support.  The best way to help at the moment is to give money and let the Mission buy what it needs.  Doors are now open for donations.  Food is the highest priority for those sleeping on our streets. Fresh clothing, medical attention and support must be sustained. The Mission is now serving up to 600 breakfasts daily and offering some packed lunches to guests

See video of our current work                          
p-to-date list
  of Mission needs 

LOCAL FOOD BANK - still running throughout this year of increased need

Working from Bromley-By-Bow Community Centre, St Leonard’s Street, E3 3BT       See website
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic the Bow Foodbank - supported by faith groups including the Methodist Church - has experienced a rapid escalation in the number of families needing support. A second site was opened in Bethnal Green (now at Raine’s School).  Both centres endeavour to provide emergency aid to all who visit them. They do not require referrals, paperwork, or ID.  

Local food resources:
BOW FOOD BANK @ Bromley by Bow Centre, St Leonards Street, E3 3BT 
Open: Mondays 8.30 am - 12.30 pm 
NEIGHBOURS IN POPLAR  delivering free hot meals
 on Wednesdays and Sundays to people in 
need in the Poplar and Isle of Dogs areas.
 (Tel – 020 7987 0257)
BETHNAL GREEN FOOD BANK @ St Matthews Church, E2 6DT 
Open Wednesdays 2 -7pm 
STEPNEY FOOD BANK @ St Dunstan's Church, E1 0NR 
Open daily (except Sundays & Mondays) 10 - 4pm, Saturdays 10 - 3pm
(Tel - 0207 650 3035) 
FOODCYCLE  Distributes food/meals from our Bow Road Methodist Church
Friday evenings between 7 - 8.00 pm

Statue of JW

Wesley's Chapel City Road

The Chapel and Museum are now open for visits on Weds, Thursday and Friday from 11.00-1500
The Georgian Town House is not currently open to visitors.

An Open Day with Craft Fair (largely for children, but all welcome) is planned for Friday 30th July.  John Wesley's House should be open to visitors on that day. 

Spaces in Onsite Community
The Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Community currently have rooms available to let, and are looking for new people to join the community.  The cost of the rooms available vary and as part of the community we will also require people to volunteer time and commit to attending our monthly gathering.  To find out more details and to request an application form please contact the office at Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Mission (tel: 020 7253 2262) or email Sally Rush, our community worker (

Tower Hamlets Circuit is registered for the Easyfundraising site, which means you can raise money for the church when you buy online via Easyfundraising

1. Register as a user and choose “Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets” as your cause
2. Go to first when you buy online. Find the retailer’s name, click through to their site and shop 
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend




Charity Number 1134888