The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets

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Worship at Home

 Regular Public services in Tower Hamlets circuit are currently suspended

Circuit Plan for December (with prospect of some live services)  showing all services and meeting.
In the December plan, there are services at each of our churches. Do register to attend though, as numbers have to calculated carefully for everyone's security. You may register for any of the churches (even if not your regular one) should the dates suit you better elsewhere in the circuit.  

Sunday worship on-line in Tower Hamlets Circuit:

Join at 11.00 on Sunday to worship with the Tower Hamlets Circuit, or at any time afterwards, all week.  The link will not work before 10.45, leading up to the service time

You can see all the MCTH past services playing on YouTube here, at any time

Join us on Zoom immediately after the service on Sunday, 12.00-12.30, to greet others who have been worshipping (or not). Meet up with friends old and new and spend some time together. 

Click the link to join.  

 Our annual circuit carol service - Sunday 20th December at 6:00pm

 will be YouTube, on-line this year.  This is where we need your help. Please let us know your favourite carol, reading or reflection for Christmas.  Perhaps you could also record a short video about why it is important to you, for inclusion in the service.  

Please send your contributions by Dec 12th to

See Rev'd John Hayes Advent letter with more Advent details

On Christmas Eve at 3:00pm we will be sharing an on-line YouTube family worship activity – Family Christmas Cracker - and you can all take part. 

We have a kit to send to you with everything that you need to share in the story of the birth of Jesus. So a wonderful chance on Christmas Eve for your household to explore the first Christmas story. If you are interested in joining in, you must let me know by Thursday 17th December latest (and how many will be joining in) so that your pack can be prepared and posted/delivered in time for Christmas Eve. 

Just text or call 07531243327 or email

Christmas Day service will be on-line.  Enjoy at whatever time suits you!

Four-week circuit Advent Course in December

Sessions runs on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in December at 7:00pm on Zoom

This year’s Tower Hamlets circuit Advent Course, called “Watching and Waiting”, runs during the four weeks of December and is accessible by Zoom, telephone and the printed word. 

The first meeting was well-attended.  It's not so hard to get there on a cold evening when you don't have to wait for a bus, or scurry home in the dreary dark afterwards. A warm and friendly gathering - where you can speak or just listen; where you are accepted and valued.  Enjoy the company; maybe think a bit!

We have a an excellent booklet to send to anyone who wants to follow the study on-line or on their own.
To get a copy just contact John Hayes   07531243327
The booklet can also be downloaded from the London District website.

The season of Advent represents a period of watching and waiting in anticipation of the arrival of Christ. During Advent we look back and celebrate the incarnation of the Son of God in the world; whilst also looking forward to his return at the end of time. The course encourages us to walk through the season of Advent to enable us to engage in mission and discipleship as a way of life.  

New Year's Eve, watch-night service, from 23.15.  More details to follow.

The Circuit runs 1:1 phone-call-based Sunday worship every Sunday

 led by Connection Leaders. We are currently calling about 20 members of our congregations, who have no Wi-Fi access or who are in any special circumstances or need. If you know of anyone who would like to join, contact Lucia.

Youth Zoom Club (age 10+)  every Sunday at new, earlier time of 6.00pm;  Lots of fun and a chance to shape the future worshipping life of our churches in Tower Hamlets 

Here are some other services you can attend from home

Morning Prayer from Wesley's Chapel can be viewed live at 10.00 each morning. 
Use link for live service from Wesley's Chapel at 11.00 on Sunday and 12.45 on Thursday
For access to a variety of past services use link and then choose YouTube Channel. 

·       Methodist Central Hall Westminster.  Live-streamed Sunday worship, 11 am 
·       BBC1 TV: Sunday Worship and Songs of Praise

·       Radio 4: Sunday Worship 8.10 am

·       Premier Christian Radio (1332 AM) broadcasts 24 hours a day

The Methodist Church  website offers further ideas for resources and services

Tower Hamlets Methodist Circuit: 

All the following are available via Zoom: 

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

Sunday                          Youth zoom – a gathering for young people  6.00pm  

Monday                         Bow Road prayer meeting with Lucia Banks at 7:00pm
Tuesday                        Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am
Tuesday                              Advent series –  with John Hayes at 7:00pm 
Wednesday                   Advent series –  with Andrew Brown 7.00pm
Thursday                       Reflecting on the Psalms with Lucia Banks at 10.15am  

                                          Explore the Psalms with Lectio Divina 

Saturday                        Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am

Join us for prayer

Our Bow Monday evening prayer is a Zoom prayer room. It has been well-attended.  We continue to invite the Bow Road congregation to our Prayer room with fellowship and sharing every Monday at 7pm.  (except Bank holidays and school-term breaks) 

Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets Facebook 

Previous services available on the Facebook page

A time of reflection when you can’t attend a funeral

When someone you love dies, saying goodbye in some formal way is important.  This is one of the reasons that throughout the generations we have gathered for funerals and memorial services.  With the current restrictions on movement in place it may not be possible for everyone to attend a funeral.
We offer this short act of worship to help you say your formal goodbyes whist in your home. 

See also Meditation for thoughts and prayers

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