News and Calendar




image of Kiev: Grigoriy Bedenko

This week's Newsletter  

What’s On weekly
readitSunday      For circuit plan see Congregations 
                  On-line services available all week
                  Young people meet at Poplar during the morning service
                  Youth Zoom online with Laverne John (07306 517477)  5 - 6 pm
Tuesday      Morning Prayer 08.00   
Thursday     2pm at QVSR, with Poplar Church. Call in for tea and chat
Saturday     Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00

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.  Revd 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)

Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Thursday 2nd June, 11.00 - 2.00pm

Bethnal Green Church
All ages, all comers.  Do join us for the celebrations.



Zacchaeus project has returned to Bethnal Green
A full day's programme will continue 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



From the Whitechapel Mission:
Our doors will be open every day during 2022
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

Wesley's Chapel City Road

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The Chapel and Museum is  open for visits Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00-15.30.   The Georgian Town House is not currently open for unbooked visits and it is always best to check before coming any distance, as a shortage of stewards can occasionally force unexpected closure of the site.

Open House Day 11.00-14.30 on Tueday 24th May for Wesley Day Celebrations.  Always great fun!


 We are delighted that Sarah Wilson, our project leader at Band for Life, b4l has won a Tower Hamlets Civic Award. The awards are given annually as a ‘thank you’ to people who are working to make things better in the community and improving the quality of people’s lives.


Band for Life is based on the therapeutic effects of music and on the belief that music brings people together; regardless of age, health, background, social situation, gender and ethnicity. Based at Bow Road Methodist church and supported by the circuit, the project is a drop-in open to everyone, particularly those experiencing mental health problems and who are socially isolated.




 Sarah was presented with her award at
  St George’s Town Hall in Cable Street.

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