Churches

Bermondsey Central Hall

Bermondsey Central Hall is a Methodist church with a wide range of people of all ages and many different backgrounds.  Whoever you are, wherever you are from, you will be sure to find a warm welcome.

BCH, as it is affectionately known, is on the corner of Bermondsey Street and Decima Street in south-east London.  It has been there since September 1900. Part of the Southwark and Deptford Circuit of the Methodist Church, BCH is a welcoming family church with over 250 adult members and a youth group of around 50.

When to arrive:

Sunday service starts at 11am, and if it’s your first time its probably best to turn up around 10:50. For directions and the best bus or train routes, please see the Find Us page.

What to wear
:

Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We accept people as they are. So whether it’s a pair of jeans or a traditional outfit from back home, as long as your comfortable so are we.

What to expect:

We know that the ‘first day’ anywhere can be a challenging experience, but try not to worry as we are a warm welcoming place. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect at Bermondsey Central Hall.  Service starts at 11am and worship is made up of hymns led by the church choir, readings from the Bible, prayers and an address by the Minister or local preacher leading worship. Normally on the first Sunday each month we celebrate Holy Communion and this and the third Sunday are normally all-age worship services.  These are interactive and fun for children both big and small.  On the remaining Sundays, at about 11:20 the children and teenagers leave for junior church. There is also a creche avaliable on these days.

Our Address:

  • 256 Bermondsey Street
  • London
  • SE1 3UJ

Telephone: 0207 407 2014

Email: secretary@slm-bermondsey.org.uk

Website: http://www.slm-bermondsey.org.uk

Christ Church East Dulwich

We are a combined Methodist and United Reformed Church in East Dulwich (Barry Road, just off Lordship Lane).

Our 11am morning service is the main service of the day and is family friendly. We occasionaly meet in the evenings at 6.30pm

Christ Church is made up of a Methodist Church and a United Reformed Church which joined together some years ago. The Church is administered by an Elders Council elected by church members and a Church Meeting. The Elders Council meets about every six weeks and receives reports on and makes decisions concerning finance, the centre, cafe, pastoral concerns, worship, hire of the building etc.

The Church Meeting is held three times a year after morning worship. It consists of all church members and all members are expected to attend as part of their membership obligations.

There are also various committees such as Bread of Life Cafe Development, Fair Trade Centre Development, Pastoral, Worship and Property.

The Bread of Life Fair Trade Centre can offer sale or return on food & craft products for groups eg Church groups. To make use of our sale or return facility please ring in advance to arrange. References are required the first time you make use of this facility. You can contact the Centre at breadoflifecentre@hotmail.co.uk or phone: 020 8693 4170

Our Mission Statement

We believe in God as revealed through his Son Jesus Christ, the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit.

We exist to:

Praise and worship God in harmony
Be a place of welcome for any who wish to join us in worship
Offer christian instruction and nurture to deepen the faith of those seeking to know and follow Christ
Offer leadership, support and love to members, friends and their families
Witness to the presence of Christ in the wider community

We are committed to:

Worshipping and working with other churches in the area
Embracing the local community in our church work and social activities, and through prayer
Promoting fairness and equality, justice, peace and the integrity of creation, in our community and, where possible, in the wider world
Offering help to people in need

Our Minister

Our Minister is the Revd David Markay.

Christ Church is a member of the Southwark and Deptford Methodist Circuit, and part of the London District of the Methodist Church.

Address:
Christ Church
263 Barry Road
Dulwich
London, SE22 0JT

Email: christchurcheastdulwich@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.cced.org.uk

The Bread of Life Fair Trade Centre has a facebook page. please clink on the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/BOLFTC

Deptford Methodist Church

Deptford Methodist Church is part of the Southwark and Deptford Circuit along with Bermondsey Central Hall, Christ Church Dulwich, Herne Hill United Church, Manor Church, Peckham Church and Walworth Methodist Church.

Our main Sunday service begins at 10.30am and is normally led by our Minister and Local preachers.

Our services are quite lively with a mixture of contemporary modern praise songs and traditional hymns. We have a growing Junior Church who frequently challenge us with what they have learnt, and there is plenty of time for interaction in our services during Family Time. We encourage members of our congregation to share about their lives and to witness to what God is doing in them.

Deptford Central Hall was built on slum clearence land in 1903. It was deliberately designed so that it didn’t look too church like to attract people into the building who might be put off by a traditional church. When it opened it had a membership of 221, which grew to 1646 by 1908.

The mission always had a deep concern for the poverty in the neighbourhood which arose from the intermittent employment opportunities at the local docks. The mission sought to meet the needs of families through soup kitchens, breakfasts for children, distributions of used clothing and even a fund to enable children to go to the seaside.

From the 1920’s the Mission had a concern for disabled and elderly people, reflected in what was then called “The Cripples Guild” and the “Cosy Corner” drop in, and what we now call the Disabled People’s Centre (DPC).

The church was bombed in 1940 and the entire west side of the building was destroyed, including the original worship space and the tower. Planning the rebuilding took a long time, but the Mission as it is now opened in 1956, with a renewed energy for it’s work in the community.

The Mission celebrated its centenary in 2003.

Today

The Mission has always been concerned with the local community, especial its most vulnerable members and this concern is still seen today through the work we are involved with.

The DPC is still going strong, with growing numbers on our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday club days and the Monday club, and lots of opportunities for volunteers. The church no longer boasts thousands of members, but has a primarily West African congregation of around 50 people each week and numbers are steadily growing.

Though we are no longer able to offer the extensive community services that the Mission offered in its heyday, we still see ourselves as primarily looking out to the needs of Deptford, and as such rent out alot of the space in the building to community groups. These groups all operate with the wellfare of local people as their primary concern and so the original work of the mission continues, albeit in different forms.

In 2008 Deptford Methodist Church became a part of the Southwark and Deptford Circuit.

Address

1 Creek Road

Deptford

London

SE8 3BT

Telephone

Church: 020 8692 0048

DPC: 020 8692 5599

Fax: 020 8692 1232

Email

church@deptchurch.co.uk

dpc@1dpc.co.uk

Website: http://www.deptfordmethodistchurch.org.uk

Herne Hill United Church

An ecumenical United Reformed/Methodist Church serving the communities of Herne Hill, Dulwich and the surrounding area.

We seek to understand and follow the teachings of Jesus: showing God’s love for all people, making everyone welcome, and offering friendship and care.
How we do this

Every Sunday at 10.30am we share lively and meaningful worship which includes a Junior Church for children of all ages.

Herne Hill United Church is a lively, friendly church, blessed with a congregation of all ages and many ethnic backgrounds.  Our Minister from 1st September 2015 is Revd Paul Weary.

Website: http://www.hhuc.co.uk

Or you can leave a message on the office telephone:

020 7738 7434.

We have a thriving Junior Church and organise a variety of activities for our children, both on Sundays and during the week.

Music forms an important part of our worship every Sunday, and we are proud of our Youth Choir as well as our occasional Adult Choir and our resident organist.  Our Junior Church leaves the morning service after the first fifteen minutes to have their own teaching and activities.

On the third Sunday of most months we celebrate Holy Communion.

Our members are involved in activities and groups to serve the community and our premises are also available to outside users.

Manor Methodist Church

Church Profile: “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof”. (Matthew 13:31-32). Manor Methodist Church is a mustard seed but we are determined by the power of the Holy Spirit to grow it to become big so that all “birds” can come and nest on its branches. We are positioning ourselves to deliver every positive thing small church could offer; intimacy, loyalty, simplicity, identity, opportunity and many more.

General Information:

Church Address: Manor Methodist Church

40 Galleywall Road

London SE16 3PB

Email: manormethodist@mail.com

Website: http://www.manormethodist.org.uk

Meeting Times:

Sunday: (Morning Worship) 10:30am-12.00 noon.

We do have Sunday school most Sundays.

Wednesday: (Bible Study) 7:30pm-8:30pm

Our building is used for nursery and child care Monday-Friday. We also offer space for other church meetings and group activities. Our hall can be hired on Saturdays for parties and other events but no alcohol is allowed.

Pastoral Ministry

Minister: Rev. Robert Mpanduki

Phone Numbers: 0207 652 8052/ 07877 651 861

Stewards:

  •      Eric Bediako
  •      Emmanuel Tabi-Gyansah
  •     Felix Otabil
  •     Noel Quinty-Williams
  •      Kayode Cline-Thomas

Peckham Methodist Church

Peckham Methodist Church was opened on the 1st June 1974. It was dedicated for the worship of God, preaching of the everlasting gospel, celebration of the Holy Sacrament, hallowing of family life, teaching and guidance of the young, ministry of friendship, comfort and joy, service to the community, comfort to all who mourn, strength to those who seek the way, unity of the faith, bond of Christian brotherhood and love and goodwill to all.

Address: Woods Road, London SE15 2PX

Church office telephone number: 020 7639 8263

Services: Sunday service is held at 11 am. Holy Communion service is held on the first Sunday of each month. Funerals, weddings and baptisms are by arrangement with the minister.

Minister: Revd. Robert Mpanduki

Telephone: 020 7652 8052

E-Mail: bobnduki@yahoo.com

Midweek activities:

Tuesdays at 7.30 pm bible studies

Fridays at 8pm the Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meet

Mondays and Tuesdays between 12pm and 2pm, the minister is available at the church  for  pastoral care.

The church’s priority is:

 

  • Worship
  • Learning and Caring
  • Service
  • Evangelism

The church’s aspiration :

—  Primacy of worship & development of faith

—  Grow spiritually through teaching & sacrament

—  Hold gospel values

—  Be the voice of  justice

—  Be Proud of our Methodist heritage

—  Provide mutual support

—  Inclusivity and  respect for individuals

—  A resource to the whole community

—  A place of joy, comfort & fellowship

—  Resource and equip future disciples &  ministers.

Walworth Methodist Church

Walworth Methodist Church (‘Clubland’) is located on the busy Camberwell Road, midway between the Elephant and Castle and Camberwell Green, at the heart of the London borough of Southwark.

We are a diverse congregation of Christians seeking to love God and neighbour in all we do.

From just a handful of members in the 1970s the church has grown to become one of the largest and most dynamic congregations in British Methodism and supports a wide range of fellowships and activities. Whether you have just moved into the area, or are visiting, or looking for a church, we extend a warm welcome to you.

SUNDAYS AT WALWORTH

Sunday is the day when we, as a church, gather together.

Most Sundays there are two services, at 9.30am and 11am. The 9.30am service is a more ‘traditional’ Methodist service lasting about an hour. The 11am service is longer and reflects the African cultural background of the majority of our members, including African choruses, a walk-up offering, and a time to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and thanksgivings. Robed choirs assist in the leading of worship at both services, with the 11am choir often singing an anthem. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 9.30am and the 1st Sunday of each month at 11am. There are separate activities for children at the 11am service.

After Sunday worship, there is usually something going on at Walworth – we are a very busy church! Most Sundays at least one of our fellowships meets. Often there will be food, especially if a special thanksgiving service has taken place – or sometimes just because one of our members has something to celebrate and wants to share their joy with others.

ACTIVITIES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Walworth Methodist Church supports a number of fellowships that meet on Sundays and during the week, a lunch club for the elderly and a music school for young people. Details of these can be found on the ‘Church News’ page. We also work in partnership or provide a base for a number of community organisations, including Divine Rescue, Golden Oldies and Southwark Carers.

We are one of seven churches in the Southwark and Deptford Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Our Minister’s are:

Rev Paul Weary

Rev David Markay

WALWORTH METHODIST CHURCH (CLUBLAND)
54 CAMBERWELL ROAD,
LONDON SE5 0EW
Phone Number: 020 7703 2477
Website: www.walworthmethodistchurch.org.uk