The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets

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The temporary September Circuit Plan gives details of all meetings, including some new additions

What’s On This Week   All remote - on Zoom

Sunday                          Meet after worship on zoom for coffee and chat 12:00

Sunday                          Youth zoom – a gathering for young people at 6:30pm

Monday                         Bow Road prayer meeting with Lucia Banks at 7:00pm
Tuesday                        Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am
Tuesday                              Discipleship Group – for everyone who wants to be supported and to support                                                 others in their faith journey, with John Hayes at 7:00pm
Wednesday                   Bible study – Reflecting on Revelation with Andrew Brown 7:00pm                        

Thursday                       Reflecting on the Psalms with Lucia Banks at 10.15am Note new time

                                         Explore the Psalms with Lectio Divina 

Saturday                       Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am

Methodist Church Tower Hamlets  provides many new possibilities for communicating with each other, now and in the future. Please visit it and tell us what you think. 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

 Join others from the Circuit for morning prayer at 0800 on Saturdays and Tuesdays
 Join Bow Road congregation for evening prayer on Mondays 19.00

  Contact Lucia for Zoom link

Wesley's Chapel - Museum of Methodism
The Museum (only) on City Rd is now reopening for visitors on Thursdays and Fridays 11.00-1430.
There is currently no public access to the Chapel or to John Wesley's House, but visitors can explore the items in the Museum and watch the short film about the start of the Methodist Movement. No large groups yet, please.  Entrance is free, but be aware that you may be pressed for a small donation!
Or see the website where virtual tours are available.

Tuesday 16 – Tuesday 23 March 2021.
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:  A chance to experience the story of our faith in the setting of some of the most important events in the life and ministry of our Lord, Jesus Christ 

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 July 2021. London District Weekend Away:  Revised dates.
Link to 
London District Woven for more details on these activities


August update on Covid 19; The Circuit is coping within restrictions

Our Circuit Covid Diary, which has been running since 17th March, with updates and information on the changing position, has now been archived.  The church buildings are still closed, but lots of alternative services, meetings, prayer-time and get-togethers continue, with links from this website and from the circuit Facebook page. Further news and information will be published here on the News Page, as we  move on with our Life in new ways.  

The focus of the circuit’s Band for Life and Zacchaeus projects during the pandemic has been on keeping contact with members and providing support and assistance where necessary.  The staff are still working remotely and are available to offer one-to-one support by phone, email and text/Whatsapp. 
Advice appointments will continue to be carried out remotely where possible, but if a face-to-face appointment at The Zacchaeus Project is required then this can be arranged, provided safety measures are followed.     See Zacchaeus website for more

LOCAL FOOD BANK - still running throughout the emergency!
Working from Bromley-By-Bow Community Centre, St Leonard’s Street, E3 3BT

See website.  Donations - money or volunteering - most welcome.

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 or by ringing 0208 109 0644.

 Whitechapel Mission  

Thank you so much for your continued supportThe Mission remains Open and Serving


Do not try to deliver to the Mission without a prior arrangement, please. For the first time, the Mission is short of beans and tinned tomatoes, since it has not been possible to process the usual donations of goods.  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 system has changed slightly to suit current needs, but the Mission is serving around 200 breakfasts and packed lunches a day to guests who are homeless and generally have nowhere else to turn.  

 Some work has now started on the Mission clothing store, too.

Members of the London Ambulance Service pictured making one of their regular donations of food and toiletries to the Mission

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


Charity Number 1134888