Notices

Cleaner Required at Greenford   (16/05/19)

Greenford Methodist Church is looking to appoint a new part-time cleaner following the retirement of their current cleaner. Click here for further information and how to obtain an application pack.

 

Northolt Church Anniversary Weekend   (14/05/19)

As part of Northolt’s anniversary celebrations, you are invited to join them for Café Worship led by Rev Peter Catford in the church hall on Saturday 15th June at 12.30pm. Northolt would love you to come and share with them - families and children are especially welcome. Please bring some food to share. Peter will also be leading Northolt’s morning worship at 11.00am on Sunday 16th June.

 

Funeral of Lily Willis   (07/05/19)

The funeral of Lily Willis, a long-standing member of the King’s Hall (English-speaking) congregation will take place on Thursday 16th May at Hanwell Methodist Church at 1.00pm. The funeral will be followed by a short service of cremation at 3.00pm at the South West Middlesex Crematorium at Hanworth.

 

Living Well Series at Ealing Green   (07/05/19)

The next session of the Living Well Series at Ealing Green will be on 22nd May at Ealing Green starting at 2.00pm. The session will be led by Rev Shirlyn Toppin on the subject of the theology of Charles Wesley’s hymns. All are welcome.

 

Moving Stories – London District Celebration   (25/04/19)

The London District will be celebrating the culmination of the Moving Stories project at Wesley’s Chapel on Saturday 18th May from 2.00 – 5.00pm. Speakers will include the President and Vice-President of Methodist Conference and Onjali Rauf, author of the award winning novel, “The Boy at the Back of the Class”. There will also be performances by the Nigerian Fellowship Choir and you can also visit the 'Transitions - Seen - Unseen' Exhibition (opens at 12.30pm). Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. The event is free and booking is not required.

Wesley’s Chapel is at 49 City Road, EC1Y 1AU (nearest tube stations Moorgate and Old Street - exit via subway 2).

Click here to download poster

 

Hanwell Wednesday Club – Maypole Dancing   (04/04/19)

Hanwell’s Wednesday Club invites you to a fun evening of Maypole Dancing on Wednesday 22nd May at 8.00pm. Have a go to see what patterns you can make or come and watch to see what a tangle others can make! There will also be a priceless collection of Olde English Jig Dolls which dance on boards - everybody can have a go at making them perform.

The event will take place in Hanwell’s Main Hall (entrance down the right-hand side of the Church) and admission is £2 including tea/coffee and cake. Please click here to contact Gill Standfield for more information and/or to let her know numbers

Everybody welcome!

 

Reflect: Journey of the Soul   (07/03/19)

"Journey of the Soul" is an opportunity to reflect on your faith journey over the weekend of 19th - 21st July 2019 at Wychcroft Retreat Centre near Bletchingly, Surrey. For most of the weekend participants will keep silence. There will, however be two separate eating areas one of which will be available for any conversations people may wish to have. The cost of the weekend is £160.00. To make a booking please contact Brian Sherrell on 01883 370945 or by e-mail at brian-car@hotmail.co.uk.

 

Ealing Foodbank News Update    (19/02/19)

The following is derived from an update recently circulated to volunteers who support the Ealing Foodbank.

Demand at the Ealing Foodbank’s distribution centre cafés has grown significantly over the past year with increases of between 50% and 150% at each of the five existing cafés. Greenford, Southall and Acton are the busiest cafés, although Hanwell and Northolt have also seen significant extra demand. A new café will be opening at Ealing Green Church on Tuesday mornings from 26th February with Rev Sue Male as team leader. This means there will be a café open throughout the borough every day apart from Sunday.

The Foodbank is looking for volunteers to support the work of the Crisis Navigators at the cafés who can provide clients with advice on benefits, local services and support agencies. Someone to take over as Referral Partner co-ordinator is also required, liaising between the Foodbank and the agencies that distribute Foodbank vouchers to people facing food crisis. For role descriptions, please contact the Foodbank Manager on 020 8840 9428 or https://ealing.foodbank.org.uk or www.facebook.com/EalingFoodbank .

In addition, the Foodbank is keen to connect with appropriate Facebook accounts and Twitter users who can help with publicity, including by sharing a recently posted short video about what a foodbank does https://goo.gl/oqu5sZ . There was also an article in the latest edition of the Ealing Council’s magazine.

The Foodbank is partnering with the Salvation Army in a new Baby Bank initiative to pass on baby equipment and clothes to those in need. Suitable donations are welcomed.

On Tuesday 26th February 7.30pm Hanwell Methodist Church will be the venue for an hour of prayer for the Foodbank. There is also a regular “prayer in the warehouse” session at the Ealing Foodbank headquarters from 1.00-1.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month from Tuesday 23rd April.

 

Bank Card Scam   (20/12/18)

Would you sit up and take note if the police called you to say that they had arrested two ‘criminals’ for fraudulent use of your credit cards? I received exactly that call yesterday supposedly from Colindale Police Station. When the caller started asking questions about how many cards I had and with which banks I said I wished to call him back. At that point he abruptly broke off the call. This was, of course a scam the purpose of which was to get me to reveal my card details and then hand them over to an ‘officer’ who would call to collect them. A local befriending charity has also advised its volunteers that one of its clients had been scammed recently in a similar way. If you get a call like this supposedly from the police or your bank, it is best simply to put the phone down. If you feel worried you can always contact your bank independently to ask if there has been any suspicious activity on your account.

Gerald Barton, Circuit Administrator

 

Ealing Newman Circle Talks: Christian Discipleship Today    (25/09/18)

Following the success of the series of talks on the Reformation, the Ealing Newman Circle had put together a series of talks under the title ‘Christian Discipleship Today’ which aim to examine some of the practical ways in which Christians are attempting to give witness to their stated belief in Jesus. Talks begin at 8.00pm and will last for 40-45 minutes and take place at Ealing Abbey. Charlbury Grove, Ealing, W5 2DY.

4th October,2018: “Churches and the media” - Brenden Thompson of Catholic Voices
1st November 2018: “Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate” - Fr Diamuid O.Murchu
24th January 2019: “Christians Against Poverty/Northfields Job Club” - A Pambakian.
28th February 2019: “Globalisation and Inequality” - Professor Philip Booth
28th March 2019: “Refugees and Asylum Seekers” - Sarah Teather, Jesuit refugee service
16th May 2019: “Counselling Today” - Ginny Ellis, Ealing Abbey non -denominational service