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What’s On weekly

Sunday Services in our Circuit Churches as per plan 
NB  Bi-monthly services at the Whitechapel Mission start at 3pm.  They are available on the Mission website
Tuesday  Circuit Morning Prayer via Zoom @ 8am            
Thursday: Coffee and a catch-up in the QVSR cafe from 2pm - all welcome
Saturday  Circuit Morning Prayer via Zoom @ 8am


CIRCUIT SERVICE – SUNDAY 21st JULY  at Bethnal Green Methodist Church to mark the 25th anniversary of the circuit’s Zacchaeus Project and to say farewell to two of our ordained staff: the Revd Hannah Faal-Heim and the Revd David Hollingsworth. The service will be led by Deacon Theresa Simons-Sam and former Bethnal Green minister the Revd Pauline Barnett (who launched the project in 1999), together with the Circuit Choir (practice sessions on Saturdays July 13 and 20 at the Emery Hall, Poplar, 10.30). All are welcome!
Please note: Bow Road & Poplar churches will be closed on Sunday 21st July – all roads will lead to Bethnal Green!

Wildlife Wednesdays at Wesley's: Weds 31st July, 7th & 14th August  10.30 - 12.30
Wildlife themed family fun at Wesley's Chapel, City Rd. Different Mini-bug crafts each week. Complete the wildlife trail. 
Plus - Activity backpacks and "Help Hester" booklets, in museum.
  All Free!  (Children must be accompanied)

Think ahead for the summer holidays
Open House and Garden at the Chapel on Thursday 29th August, 11 am – 3 pm.  No entry charge.  Activities in the Garden (suitable for children and adults) with stewards on hand to guide aroung the whole site.

QVSR Cafe at 2pm on Thursdays   You are invited for tea and chat with friends and neighbours from Poplar Church, QVSR, Circuit Churches and anyone else who would like to call in.  Rev Cameron (QVSR Chaplain) will be there and you will be made welcome!  (It's a nice cafe with a selection of fare at very reasonable prices)


You are invited to join the new Ghanaian worship group at Wesley's Chapel

Every third Sunday - once a month at 1.30pm



From the Whitechapel Mission:

See current needs of the Mission

Our doors will be open every day during 2024
We have been helping Londoners to help people who are rough sleeping since 1876, meeting the specific needs of each man and woman who walks through our doors.

Based in the Methodist circuit, we are a volunteer led work with very few staff, but this does not mean we are a small organisation.

First, we help people by meeting immediate needs: food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. In our recovery programmes, we address deeper needs for life-skills and job-skills training, and addiction recovery. We measure our progress against four criteria which indicate to us that a life has been transformed from homelessness to hope: connection to family, commitment to sobriety, a job and a place to live, and a plan for the future.The Whitechapel Mission is called to serve the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity. We promote the concept of being part of the Mission and taking ownership of the Mission. Any and all who come are welcome.

See more under Congregations and the Mission's own site

THE BOW FOODBAND is currently closed; help is still available at the Bethnal Green food bank - running at the Raines School site on Approach Rd, opposite our Bethnal Green Church

FOODCYCLE offers prepared, cooked vegetarian meals to sit and eat together, on a Friday night at our Bow Church


Zacchaeus project runs at Bethnal Green
A full day's programme continues to run on Tuesdays at Bow

See the
 Zacchaeus website for details

Find us on Facebook  

Call 020 8983 1568 or 07712 332324 or email Debbie for more information
At Zacchaeus we recognise and support unpaid carers in our community.

Foundation Level Safeguarding Training

 It is essential for all of us to understand the culture of Safeguarding, plus Church Policies and Procedures to implement it, and it's a basic mandatory requirement for anyone in a church post. If you are due for a refresher, or would like to attend a class, please contact Sally in the Circuit Office or speak to Deacon Theresa.  Time and place can be arranged to suit you. 

John Wesley's Chapel, House and Museum website

Statue of JW

The Chapel and Museum is open for formal visits Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 -16.00.   The Georgian Town House is not always open for unbooked visits and it is best to check before coming any distance, as a shortage of stewards can occasionally force unexpected closure.  Entry to the House is charged at £6 per person. 

Wesley Day24

Think ahead for the summer holidays

Open House and Garden at the Chapel on Thursday 29th August, 11 am – 3 pm.  No entry charge.  Activities in the Garden (suitable for children and adults) with stewards on hand to guide aroung the whole site.

Would you like to volunteer as a Heritage Steward? 
You choose your own shifts; just twice a month 10.30-16.00 as a minimum.
You meet people from all over the world and make them welcome.
You show visitors around the site; the Chapel, Museum and John Wesley's Georgian House.

There can be a lot of running around and it can be tiring, but, if you are less physically fit, the team will work with you so you can be seated, serving in the little shop, or by the entrance to greet, or in a position where you can speak to visitors but remain comfortable.  Knowledge of other languages can be useful, but is not a requirement.
There are many Brazilian pilgrims who call in, so anyone who speaks Portuguese would be especially useful.

Training Given. 
Contact Museum Curator:


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