News and Calendar


Download current 
Send us your stories, news and ‘selfies’ for inclusion in the newsletter or website. 
Contact details

Walk in Covid-19 Vaccinations

The clinic will run without the requirement for an appointment, NHS number or any form of ID from patients: 

When: Saturday 19th June, 8.30am-7.30pm
Where: Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, E3 4QY, Tower Hamlets
Vaccine Available: Pfizer
Eligibility: People aged over 25 (No NHS Number or proof of identity required)
Transport: Closest Tube Station is Mile End, Bus routes 277, 339, 425, D6

INVITATION for all local people (aged 18+) to a vaccination event on Saturday, 19 June from 10am to 8pm at the London Stadium (West Ham) in the Olympic Park, Stratford, London

What’s On weekly 

Sunday     Churches open for 11.00 service:  see circuit plan
                  On-line Service available from
10.45 (and then all week)
                  Meet after worship on zoom for coffee and chat 12:00-12.30
                  Youth zoom – a gathering for young people 10.00 and  6:00pm 
Monday     Compass Group   12.30 - 13.30 (see below for details)
Monday     Bow Rd prayer room with Lucia at 7:00pm  
Tuesday    Circuit Morning Prayer at 08:00 
                  Methodist Way of Life      7.00pm

Wednesday ETHOS - outside Bow Rd Church (see below)  11.30-13.30

lectioThursday   Lectio Divina at 10.15 with Lucia

Friday        Zacchaeus Tea & chat 3pm 
Saturday    Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00   



*** This mobile phone scam has been brought to our attention *** 
Never believe cold-callers!  Don't get into the conversation if you were not expecting the call.  Hang up!


Join Laverne and the Circuit Young People on Saturday 3rd July, from 13.00-17.00 in Victoria Park for a FAMILY FUN DAY

All welcome!

What does climate justice look like for you?
What should Britain be doing to ensure climate justice for all?

You are invited to join  ‘Have Your Say’ events on June 9th, June 12th or July 13th
These are 45-minute Zoom consultations hosted by World Methodist Council's 'Justice For All' ( CJ4A )
in partnership with Green Agents of Change   Register here.  (Under-18s will need a parent to book their ticket, but are particularly welcome to join in
NB We have received a special invitation for friends to represent the diverse population of East London at these events!


Compass sessions on Zoom

 Mondays – 12:30pm-1:30pm
These sessions will help you to explore and understand what it means to be a Christian within the Methodist Church. Whether you are a member already, new to the Methodist Church, or simply wanting to understand more about being a Methodist disciple, the course will be really helpful.  We provide a book to help you follow the sessions
Please contact Rev'd John  07531243327 for the Zoom link for the course


New Evangelism outreach for the Tower Hamlets Community 


UNDER the guidance of Lucia (our pastoral lay-worker for Bow and Poplar) an outreach team has been outside Bow Road church for an hour or so to share the good news of Jesus with anyone willing to listen.  The outreach will continue for several Wednesdays, gathering first for prayer at 11.30 


 Ethnos meets on June 16th (Wed.)  and then   on July 14th 11.30 -1.30.
 We offer training and good fellowship.
 Anyone interested in joining, contact Lucia

The outreach Is called ETHNOS (‘People of God’, ‘All Nations’), based upon Matthew chapter 23, verse 19. 

For further information, please contact Lucia Banks 07545 135465,

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 booking.  

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

Find us on Facebook  @zacchaeusMCTH

Mental Health Awareness 


The natural world is always busy, whether we are watching or not, and so as we emerge from a time of isolation and despondency, let us reflect on God’s great creation all around us, and not miss the chance to notice and draw from it.

Sarah Wilson - Band for Life Project
Sarah tells us that 
Band for Life will soon be meeting again at Bow Church on Fridays - as soon as singing together is permitted and they have worked out safe ways of operating!  Can't be soon enough to welcome you back.

At Old Ford Church from Tuesday 1st June
Knit and Natter has re-started.  Meet in the Church from 13.30-15.00



Springtime in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park               

cemetery 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. Warm 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.
They can also help with shopping. (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) 
SALVATION ARMY in Kerbey Rd Poplar, Food distribution (limited visits) Every other Thursday 09.30-11.30
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.

Current Vacancy: Exhibition and Oral History Project Worker 
Exhibition and Oral History Project Officer:  Salary £28,000 per annum full time, pro rata
6 months’ full time appointment (0.75 f/t appointment considered)
Are you passionate about justice, equality and ‘Black Lives Matter’ themes? Do you have knowledge of organising museum and/or faith exhibitions and experience of co- ordinating and presenting oral history projects?
We’d love to hear from you!   For an informal discussion about the role and/or an application pack, please contact Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU, 0207 253 2262.
Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 1st July 2021 and interviews will be held on Wednesday, 14th July 2021.

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