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News in the Hackney Methodist Circuit

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.

Prayers for the late Queen Elizabeth II and for King Charles III

We join others around the world in prayer following the death of our late Queen. We also remember her family and friends as they mourn.
We pray too, for King Charles III and others as they take up new responsibilities. May they gain strength from their Christian faith, as they serve this country and the commonwealth.

Circuit Service – 11am at Stoke Newington High Street as we start a new Methodist year

Come and join us as we celebrate a new Methodist year at Stoke Newington High Street. The theme of the service is ‘We are one in the Spirit’ and will be led by Rev Paulo Bessa Da Silva. The preacher will be Rev Andrew Letby.

Rev Andrew returns following his sabbatical

We are pleased that Rev Andrew has returned from his sabbatical, and look forward to hearing about it in the coming weeks.

Rev Andrew Letby on sabbatical

Rev Andrew Letby is on sabbatical (and also taking holiday) from Monday 18th April until Friday 5th August 2022. While he is on sabbatical, please contact Helen Cornick, the circuit administrator. Tel: 07736 972202 or

If you need a minister during this time, please contact Rev Paulo Bessa Da Silva on 07736 955808 or

Holy Week and Easter

We have services and opportunities for witness and worship during this week as we lead up to Easter Sunday with worship in all of our churches.

Wednesday 13th April 7pm at Clapton Downs Road – Holy Week Service led by Rev Andrew Letby

Good Friday 15th April 10am – 10.45 Good Friday Walk starting at St James the Great Church, 233 Lower Clapton Road and finishing at the Salvation Army, 122 Lower Clapton Road

Good Friday 15th April 11am – Good Friday service at Dalston Church, Richmond Road led by Rev Andrew Letby

Good Friday 15th April 2pm – 3pm Prayer Stations at Stoke Newington High Street where you will be able to contemplate and pray as you journey at your own pace through the events of Good Friday

Lent Worship and Study – 7pm each Wednesday from 2nd March to 13th April – at Clapton Downs Road Church

9th March – We will watch ‘The Way’

16th March – Study evening about ‘The Way’

23rd March – We will watch ‘Chocolat’

30th March – Study evening about ‘Chocolat’

6th April – We will watch ‘The Passion’

We have a Holy Week Service on Wednesday 13th April at 7pm led by Rev Andrew Letby

The services and studies will last about an hour. The films are about two hours.

Come and join us as we worship and study together

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th – 25th January

There are services taking place in different churches in South Hackney during the week. You are welcome to attend any of them, either in person or online. The service from Hackney Methodist Church will be via Zoom on Saturday 22nd January at 7pm.

Day 1 Tuesday 18th January 7.30am St Luke’s Homerton, Homerton Terrace E9 6RT

Day 2 Wednesday 19th January 12 noon Salvation Army, Cambridge Heath, 70 Mare Street E8 4RT

Day 3 Thursday 20th January 7pm Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road E9 7PQ

Day 4 Friday 21st January 12 noon St John of Jerusalem, Lauriston Road E9 7DH

Day 5 Saturday 22nd January 7pm Hackney Methodist Church, via Zoom only

Day 6 Sunday 23rd January 4pm St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick, Wick Road E9 5DH

Day 7 Monday 24th January 7pm Hampden Chapel, Lauriston Road E9 7EU

Day 8 Tuesday 25th January 7pm St Michael and All Angels London Fields, Lansdowne Drive, E8 3ER 

For in person services you are advised to check for any updated information on church websites, wear a face covering, observe social distancing protocols and if possible take a Lateral Flow Test just before attending.