The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets
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Sunday 25th July Farewell Service for John and Irene Hayes at Bow Rd
Video of the service is now available under Worship at Home.
While it was sad to say farewell, it was also a joyous occasion; the first time some had been back to the church building, and for all - the first time we could sing together (while masked, of course.) Ollie played live music for us too!
Sheila (Bethnal Green) Ros (Bow Rd)
There were tributes from each of the Circuit Churches, from the Whitechapel Mission, from the Local Preachers and from neighbouring churches: Sheila, Jean, Ros, John S, Michael and Terry all expressed thanks to John and Irene for all they have done in the Circuit.
Rev'd Chris from St James the Less Rev'd Andrew from Hackney Circuit
Chair of London District: Rev'd Jongi
The Circuit wishes to add a note of thanks to Sally who worked so hard to make the service such a success, and to Sue and all the Ladies in the Kitchen, with the Trays, with the BinBags, with the WetWipes who made it possible to have a hot or cold drink together afterwards; those who put up and those who took down the tables. John organised the filming, with Terry's support, which means everyone can see it, or watch it again. It will remain available on our YouTube Channel, along with all previous services for Worship at Home.
We'll miss that smile, Irene!
What’s On weekly
Sunday Churches open for 11.00 service: see circuit plan
On-line service available from 10.45 and all week
Youth zoom – a gathering for young people
Monday QVSR cafe. Come for coffee and chat (11.15)
Monday Compass Group 12.30 - 13.30 (details)
Monday Bow Rd Prayer Room at 7:00pm
Tuesday Morning Prayer 08.00 Methodist Way of Life 7.00pm
Friday Zacchaeus Tea & chat 3pm
Saturday Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00
Lectio Divina has now ended its current term, but will return in September.
Bow Rd Evening Prayer Room will take a summer break for August, but return 7pm on Mon 6th September.
Tuesday and Saturday morning Zoom prayer continues without a break.
"The voice of prayer is never silent; nor dies the strain of praise away"
You are welcome to call for tea on Fridays with friends from Zacchaeus. On Zoom
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 checking in.
Already at home at Bow Rd Church, Zacchaeus members set off to explore Bow in their walking group.
Find us on Facebook @zacchaeusMCTH
Wild Border in Bartlett 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
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. Doors are now open for donations. Food is the highest priority for those sleeping on our streets. Fresh 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
LOCAL FOOD BANK - still running throughout this year of increased needWorking 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.
(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)
FOODCYCLE Distributes food/meals from our Bow Road Methodist Church
Friday evenings between 7 - 8.00 pm
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.
An Open Day with Craft Fair (largely for children, but all welcome) is planned for Friday 30th July. John Wesley's House should be open to visitors on that day.
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 (email@example.com).
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 shop
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend
Charity Number 1134888