The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets

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The Methodist Church has issued a report to conference on marriage and relationships which will be the basis of much discussion in the Autumn.  It is long - so probably best not to attempt printing at home!  There are a number of supporting documents as well.  Some of this will be used in our next set of Bible studies and themed preaching, currently in preparation. 

Lengthy summary with links to the actual (even longer) report  

Sunday services in June, and Bible Study sessions in our churches around the Circuit (see timetable) will continue to look at how the Bible and Methodism can help us understand each other and what it means to have good relationships. 

Rev'd John Hayes

Wednesdays from  4th June 2pm-4pmzacc
A new course at Zacchaeus 
Bethnal Green Methodist Church E2 9JP 

 Struggling with debt?
 Finding it hard to save?
 Want to do more than just manage?

The Made of Money course from Quaker Social Action has options to help you gain greater financial confidence. Over six sessions it covers better budgeting, building  savings, understanding credit and debit as well as exploring values and attitudes towards money.

Interested or want to find out more information; contact Debbie Brady on 020 8983 1568.

Saturday 29th June 6pm
Zacchaeus is holding a Fundraising Beetle Drive at Bethnal Green Church.
Entry £5, includes refreshments.    

Encounter Course at Bethnal Green Church from June 2019

  •   Ever wondered what God is calling you to?
  •   Would you like to have a greater impact as a Christian disciple?
  •   Unsure of the next steps in your Christian journey?
  •   Interested in engaging in theological reflection with a group of like-minded individuals?

    See attached flyers for ENCOUNTER and for ENCOUNTER Accompanists
  Rev'd John Hayes is a leader on the course.  Please contact him with any enquiries.

  BAND FOR LIFE.  The Band meets Fridays at Bow Road Church  See website 

Band for Life project played again at the Early Bloom Festival on Saturday 8th June in the Crossrail roof garden at Canary Wharf.  This is the third time that Band for Life have played the festival.


 Last summer, our musicians were back at Canary Wharf taking part in the Late Bloom Arts Festival. 
  Watch a clip of the group sing-a-long last time they were there.

NEW INITIATIVE at OLD FORD: Buddies of Bow - a joint venture with Tower Hamlets, 
Bromley by Bow Centre.  Introducing a new community connection space

  • Ideas to start local projects
  • Local conversations
  • Meeting your community
  • Informative speakers (June/July)
  • Creative activities
  • Light refreshments served.

14th Jun and 19th July 10.30 - 12.00 at old Ford Methodist Church. 

Tuesday, 25th June from 10 am – 12 noon
In response to an approach by the Metropolitan Police, the circuit is hosting a counter-terrorism awareness training session at Bow Road Methodist church. This is a new training session called ACT, which has been devised to keep all Tower Hamlets churches and faith-based organisations aware of counter-terrorism advice in the borough.

There is no intelligence to suggest an attack is being planned, but it is of benefit to be CT aware.  
If you would like to attend, please call the circuit office - 0208 880 7301

Old Ford Church is open every Tuesday 13.30-15.00 for craft-work, coffee and cake.  Bring any craft you are working on.  Beginners welcome

Old Ford  

On the second Tuesday of each month, 12.30, there is a light lunch at Old Ford with an opportunity for conversation, prayer and then a short service. These are all open to anyone living locally, as well as to everyone across the circuit.  

Seated exercise group is to continue for a few more weeks:  Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm  

One tin at a time for Whitechapel Mission


Always needed:  Nutella,  Sugar, Coffee, Baked Beans, Honey, Instant Hot Chocolate and tinned Plum Tomatoes (not chopped), plus toothbrushes, razors, men’s underwear, socks.

(See list on box in Churches for latest info).


Have you seen the old films of the East End from the Bow Mission archive?

Christian Aid Collection: 

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Christian Aid Week this year

focussed on maternity healthcare in Sierra Leone, one of the world’s most dangerous places to give birth. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone are the highest by a significant margin.  Working alongside its local partners, Christian Aid is building more health clinics, so that pregnant women can deliver their babies safely. It is also training nurses to provide urgent care in communities and is improving hygiene, so mothers and babies can fight off diseases.


              Our collection total has topped £1,000, with Gift Aid still be added.  Thank you.

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 do your shopping
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend
There are lots of retailers taking part including:  Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ebay,, Clark’s, British Airways

For full address and details of each church in the circuit, see Congregations


Charity Number 1134888