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News in the Hackney Methodist Circuit

Stoke Newington High Street

Following the incident in Stoke Newington High Street, in the building next to the church, we expect the church to be closed during this week 30th January – 5th February. Further updates will be put onto the website.

Service focusing on the injustice of not paying the Living Wage – at Mare Street on Sunday 29th January at 11am

This service will highlight the injustice of not paying the Living Wage
– especially in the Care Sector.

Come and hear the stories and join us in prayer and worship. Service to
be led by Rev Andrew and Rev Paulo with support from Citizens.
If you work in the Care Sector or know people who do and are
concerned about pay and conditions come and find out how we can
organise a response working with Hackney and Islington Citizens.
Individually we may feel powerless, together we have power.
The Methodist Church in Hackney and Stoke Newington is a member of
Citizens UK.

The Listening Place New Year’s Party – Needed – Gifts and Clothes – and Volunteers

Next Tuesday (17th January) 12 noon – 2pm, The Listening Place are having a New Year’s Party at Stoke Newington High Street Church. They have requested toiletries and good quality clothes (socks, gloves, hats) that can be given as gifts to our friends from The Listening Place. Please bring your gifts to High Street on 2-4pm on Monday 16th January or on Tuesday 18th January in the morning. Also if you are able to help on Tuesday, please contact one of the helpers from The Listening Place.

Christmas Services raised money for Hackney Night Shelter

We are delighted that our offerings from services over Christmas and the New Year raised £735 which has been given to the Hackney Night Shelter. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously.

Joining the choir for our Circuit Carol Service

If you would like to join the choir for our Carol Service on Saturday 24th December 2022, please come to Clapton Park Methodist Church at 2.30pm – we will rehearse before the service – which starts at 4pm. Come and sing with us. All welcome.

Methodist Women in Britain – Carol Service and Meeting

Sector B have a Carol Service on Friday 9th December at 7pm at Trinity at Bowes Church in Palmers Green, Palmerston Road, N22 8RA. The church is on bus routes 34 and 141 (and also 102, 121, 2332 and 329)

There is a meeting of our Circuit MWiB group at Dalston Church on Sunday 11th December at 6pm. Come and join us.

Warm Spaces

The Listening Place offers a free Warm Space on Tuesdays 11am – 2pm at High Street and on Wednesdays 11am – 2pm at Green Lanes.

There is also a Warm Space on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Clapton Park Church (Chatsworth Road), between 11am and 3pm.
You are welcome to go to any of these places – regularly or occasionally.

There is room

We are using the Advent resources produced by the Methodist Church this year. There is a short film here to introduce this theme. (289) There is Room | Christmas Short Film 2022 – YouTube

The Listening Place is opening for an extra hour as a Warm Space

The Listening Place is now open from 11am – 2pm on Tuesdays at Stoke Newington High Street Church and from 11am – 2pm on Wednesdays at Stoke Newington Green Lanes Church. This is to provide a Warm Space for people from our community. Come and join us. You are very welcome.

Methodist Women in Britain

Our Methodist Women in Britain group will meet at 6pm on Sunday 13th November at Dalston Church. You are welcome to join them.