Skip navigation

News in the Hackney Methodist Circuit

Young Methodist and interested in Climate Change?

OP26 Campaigns Worker

Location: London

Job Type:  Full Time

Contract Type: 1 year Fixed-Term

Salary: circa £21,000

Closing Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020

You can lead the Methodist Church in combating the climate crisis and caring for God’s world.

We are seeking two young Methodists* to form part of a new international climate justice team. The team will spend the next year creating and developing the vision, branding and strategy for a high-impact campaign that encourages Methodist people and churches around the world to engage more deeply with climate justice.

You will also get the chance to visit colleagues overseas, and attend the COP26 in Glasgow, and associated Youth Summit in Italy.


*It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holders be aged 18-29 and be members of the Methodist Church.


Interview Date: 03-Mar-2020


Marriage and Relationships

God in love unites us.
God makes human beings to enjoy life in all its fullness and this means that we live in relationships with others. However, Christians have interpreted what that means in different ways, and the
Methodist Church has been on a pilgrimage for many years. The latest report and materials to help us discern the next steps on that journey are here:

Hackney Carols

Carols on the Steps
Monday 16 December 2019
4.30 – 5.30
On the Town Hall steps, Mare St E8

Followed by:

Carols at St Joseph’s Hospice, 6pm – 7pm

COME and join local schools in singing traditional Christmas carols on the steps of Hackney Town Hall.

Join a special service of carols and readings at St Joseph’s hospice, in the presence of Cllr Kam Adams, Speaker (civic mayor) of Hackney

Christmas address by our own Rev Andrew

Statement from London District following attack on London Bridge

Statement and Prayer from the London District Chairs in response to the recent London Bridge Attacks

Election time

The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church are asking us to think seriously about the forthcoming General Election.  They encourage us to ‘Love, Pray, Vote’. Follow this link to find out why and how:




Dalston hosts Half Term party for children from across the Borough

The Borough’s Church Deans Half Term Party at Dalston Methodist Church went well on Monday evening – lots of food, games, music, hand and face painting – and a great goody bag to take home. “We want to make contact with children, and their families, before they get to teenage years where they get drawn into knife and gang problems, ” said Ruth Gray, Salvation Army Borough Dean. “We hope it will be the start of Churches in the Borough engaging in some joint children’s events.”  

A Book for Advent: Looking for Lydia

Looking for Lydia, coverPrepare for Christmas by learning together.

A series of discussions based on an excellent new book which tells the stories of real people working out how to be faithful Christian disciples in the modern world.

Hackney Mare Street Methodist Church,Tuesday 3rd, 10th and 17th December @ 11.00 am

Stoke Newington High Street Methodist Church,  Wednesday 4th, 11th and 18th December @ 7.00pm

Copies of the book are available to purchase in advance: contact Rev. Andrew on or 07875 0110003.

‘This book is what the world needs now, from a voice we need to hear. Sally Mann is the fourth of five generations living and ministering in one East End community. Her experiences will make you laugh, cry and, if you pay attention, help you see how much-needed change can happen…Sally brilliantly connects Biblical characters with contemporary people and shows how these individuals have helped shape over 150 years of her family’s ministry in one East London neighbourhood.’