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Virtual Coffee and Prayer – Wednesday 1st April 10.00am.

Grab your favourite cup or mug, fill it with coffee or tea (or whatever you prefer!) and join us for a chat followed by prayer

Virtual coffee morning and prayers
Time: Apr 1, 2020 10:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 970 671 986


Response to Covid-19 –

Please find our special resources for use during the Coronavirus pandemic on the new tab

Stoke Newington High Street

Please note that no activities, including Sunday worship, will take place at Stoke Newington (High Street) church until Monday 24th March. Services and activities at the Green Lanes church will continue as normal. Sunday services will begin at Green Lanes at 11.00am as normal.

Lent Study – God in love unites us

The Methodist Church in Hackney and Stoke Newington 

Lent 2020


Come and discuss our understanding of human relationships, including co=habitation marriage, divorce and singleness.

How do we respond as Methodists to contemporary questions?


During Lent: each Wednesday at Clapton Methodist Church,

Downs Road



and each Thursday at

Stoke Newington Methodist Church

High Street


Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March

God has made us to be in (sexual) relationships and God guides our relating


Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March

Perspectives on singleness and divorce


Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March

What makes a marriage?

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March

Widening our definition and practice of marriage


Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd April

Next steps for the Methodist Church


Each week the same material will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday so you can mix and match sessions, but it will help you understand the breadth of the issues if you attend one session every week. The studies will be led by Rev Andrew, Rev Hazel and our Church and Community Worker, Theresa.



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.”