Worship at Home
All public services in Tower Hamlets circuit are currently suspended
Draft circuit plan for September (still virtual and on-line)
This is a work in progress, but updated versions will be available as they happen
Sunday Worship in Church at Poplar 27th Sept
We are trying a real meeting in the Emery Hall. Numbers will be limited
See Newsletter for details
Sunday worship in Tower Hamlets Circuit
You can see all the MCTH past services playing on YouTube here, at any time
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
Join us immediately after the service on YouTube on
Sunday 12.00-12.45 to share and meet with those who have been worshipping. Meet up with
friends old and new and spend some time together.
Click the link to join.
We would like to encourage you to get
in touch if you would be willing to take part in our worship in any way; by playing a
song or doing a reading or leading a prayer, etc. It doesn’t matter what your
age or technical ability – if you want to contribute, we should be able to
help make that happen. Even if you can’t record a video clip on your phone, we
would be able to record something over the phone.
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.
Our Bow Monday evening prayer has changed from a phone call to 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)
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.
· 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
– the Methodist Way of Life with Rev'd John Hayes
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
We all need help on our shared journey of
discipleship from the newest to the most experienced Christian. We will explore
together the Methodist Way of Life that encourages us to share in our journey
of worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism.
Please join in on Zoom. Contact Rev John to get Zoom link. You can join in the sessions by phone – you don’t need the internet.
Tower Hamlets Methodist Circuit: Worship Consultation – A way forward
We have had over 50 responses to our questionnaire and will be publishing the results in the Newsletter. Overall about half of people would like to wait and half would like to try out meeting together for a service physically.
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 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 19.00
Thursday Reflecting on the Psalms with Lucia Banks at 10.15am (note earlier time)
the Psalms with Lectio Divina
Saturday Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am
Youth Zoom Club (age 10+) every Sunday 6.30pm; restarted 13th September. There will be the chance to start planning
and preparing for future youth worship on line. Lots of fun and a
chance to shape the future worshipping life of our churches in Tower Hamlets
Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets FacebookRecorded messages and 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