News and Calendar
What’s On This Week All remote - on Zoom
Sunday Meet after worship on zoom for coffee and chat 12:00-12.30
Sunday Youth zoom – a gathering for young people 10.00-10.45 and 6:00pm
Monday Bow Road prayer meeting with Lucia at 7:00pm
Tuesday Circuit Morning Prayer with Lucia at 08:00
Lent course - Woven 7.00pm
Wednesday Lent course - Woven 2.00pm
Learning to See - discussion group with Irene 4.30pm (not 24/02)
Thursday Lectio Divina at 10.15 on Luke's Gospel with Lucia
Thursday Circuit Coffee zoom 11.30
Friday Zacchaeus Tea & chat 3pm
Saturday Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00
with Lucia Banks
"You have eyes," said Jesus, "But you do not see!"
Thinking about what holds us back from understanding each other,
Join Irene on Zoom from 4.30pm for about an hour
This series of 3 has pondered Confirmation, Complexity and Complimentary Biases.
Next session: A new series will start on 3rd March (no meeting 24/02) when we shall look further at Social and Group biases (especially with reference to the community of Church and religion) and discuss the concept of Contact bias. How can we possibly know or understand those with whom we have no contact? How do we judge them without acquaintance? Prejudice v experience? New additions to the group will be made welcome. Debate or spectate, as you will. To get into the swing, just listen to one of the podcasts.
Thursdays from 11.30 you are invited to drop in for a chat at our Coffee Morning Zoom.
Stay as little or as long as you wish, but here is a chance to exchange a few words with others while we are confined in our own homes for a few more weeks. You are welcome to just watch and listen if you do not wish to say anything! Or tell us what's gone wrong - or what's gone right for you. Guaranteed to cheer you up a little bit! You have to make your own coffee, though. Biscuits or cake is optional!
Contact Lucia or Andrew to receive the Zoom link. You can decide on the day whether to click it
The Zacchaeus Project is now running a similar tea-time chat on Fridays 3-4pm. Meet and chat with other members and reunite with old friends
Bring your tea/coffee and share your stories
Call 020 8983 1568 or 07712 332324 for more information on how to join
(If you need any assistance in setting up the Zoom App we can help)
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!
Have you noticed the new item on the Menu? Young People's News!
With cases continuing all over London and the UK, plus the swift vaccine roll-out, our Circuit Covid page (running since 17th March) is constantly being updated. An edited diary of the progress of the pandemic as it has affected the Circuit can be traced back to last March.
January Circuit Service at the Mission
The Mission remains Open and Serving. Thank 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. 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 also Mission Winter Appeal
Reset the Debt - Campaign Launched
During lockdown, millions of families in the UK have been forced to borrow money to make ends meet - with the biggest increase in debt amongst the poorest households. Six million people have fallen behind on rent, council tax and other household bills because of Covid-19. Reset The Debt is a campaign by the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, Church Action on Poverty, the United Reformed Church and the Joint Public Issues Team of the Methodist Church
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. Donations are needed as stocks are running low while demand is growing .A small gift of money is probably the easiest way to assist. Please help, if you can. A partner foodbank is based at St Matthew’s Church, Bethnal Green. The team there continue to distribute food on the first and third Fridays of each month. If you would like to help as a volunteer or with a donation, please get in touch with St Matthew’s Rector, Erin, at email@example.com or by ringing 0208 109 0644
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 Thursday 10.30-11.30
FOODCYCLE Distributes food/meals from our Bow Road Methodist Church
Friday evenings between 7 - 8.00 pm
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
Wesley's Chapel - Museum of Methodism
There is currently no public access to John Wesley's House and Museum but see the website where virtual tours are available. Daily opportunities for Worship. with the Chapel
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 easyfundraising.org.uk first when you buy online. Find the retailer’s name, click through to their site and do your shopping
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend
Charity Number 1134888