News and Calendar

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What’s On weekly

Sunday Services in our Circuit Churches as per plan  This week everyone is at Poplar for start of Lent.

NB  Bi-monthly services at the Whitechapel Mission start at 3pm
They are available on the Mission website

Monday (19th) Lent course starts on-line. 19.00  See newsletter for link.

Tuesday  Circuit Morning Prayer via Zoom @ 8am
              Circuit Meeting at Bethnal Green 6.30pm on 13th Feb

Thursday  Coffee and a catch-up in the QVSR cafe from 2pm - all welcome
18.30 (22nd) Lent course starts in-person at Poplar, in QVSR - Thomas Room 18.30.

Friday  Warm Space 10.30-16.00 at Bethnal Green
            13.00 at Bethnal Green: Meet the Churches presentation by Deacon Theresa

Saturday  Circuit Morning Prayer via Zoom @ 8am

LENT COURSE  Mondays on Zoom, Thursdays in person at Poplar.
Everyone is welcome to join for one or more sessions as you are able.

 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)

Warm Space 2023 (Bethnal Green)
The Church offers a Warm Space again this year in the Cafe at Bethnal Green, every Friday from 10.30 to 4 o'clock.  Tea, coffee and biscuits provided, free of charge, but no other food or snacks available that day. 
Everyone in the neighbourhood will be welcomed.



From the Whitechapel Mission:

See message in the Newsletter about 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.

Starting the New Year with celebration of
25 years of service and New Year, New You course from 17th Jan
Details on website (link above) 

Foundation Level Safeguarding Training

 It is important for all of us to understand the Church Policies and Procedures, and 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. 


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. 

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