Summer Service Series   (22/02/18)

As in previous years, the Circuit will again be organising a ‘Summer Series’ of services for use during July and August. The series will be based on the book ‘Holy Habits’ by Andrew Roberts, a Methodist minister serving as a Discipleship specialist in the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network, and will explore what discipleship means in the 21st century. An initial meeting led by Rev Rachel Bending to start planning the series will be held on Thursday 1st March starting at 8.00pm at Kingsdown. It is hoped that as many people as possible will be involved in developing the series, so if you’d like to be involved, do come along!


Statement from ‘All We Can’   (20/02/18)

In view of the recent issues facing Oxfam, All We Can, the Methodist relief and development agency has issued the following statement:

"All We Can maintains a zero tolerance policy to abuse of any kind. All We Can staff are trained in safeguarding and undergo regular criminal records checks. We can reassure our staff and supporters that All We Can has existing safeguarding and whistleblowing policies in place and was already conducting a review to further strengthen these internationally before the recent, acutely distressing, stories and allegations were made public.

We have not been contacted by any agency or individual about any allegations of abuse or assault.  Our commitment to protecting the vulnerable and underserved is undiminished as All We Can continues to serve some of the poorest communities in the world in ways consistent with our values. We hope that those affected by this scandal will find support, healing and restorative justice.’’

Maurice Adams, Chief Executive, All We Can, 19 February 2018


Vacancy for Church Administrative Assistant   (20/02/18)

There is a vacancy for a Church Administrative Assistant in the Harrow & Hillingdon Circuit. The post will provide general administrative support to the church ministers and local church. Applicants are sought with relevant experience, excellent computer literacy and sympathy with the aims of the Church. The post is for 25 hours a week with a starting salary of £10.20/hour. The proposed start date is April 2018. For an application pack or for more information please contact Rev Stephen Poole on 07760 490606, or e-mail: The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 26th February 2018.

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Circuit Lent Course   (08/02/18)

This year’s Circuit Lent Course is being led by Rev Dr Calvin Samuel who is principal of the London School of Theology and focuses on the theme of ‘Scriptural Holiness’. The course promises to be highly rewarding so do make the effort to go along. Sessions are weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm at Acton Hill starting on 14th February and running to 21st March and should last about 90 minutes.

A reminder - we will begin our Lenten Practice with a Circuit Service at Ealing Green on 11th February at 6.30pm. The service will be based around a contemplative reflection on the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19: 1-18. We will conclude our Lenten Practice with a Circuit Service and meal on Maundy Thursday (29th March) at 7.00pm for 7.30pm at Kingsdown.

We hope you will be able to join as much of our Lenten Practice as possible.


Beetle Drive at Kingsdown   (01/02/18)

Kingsdown is organising a ‘Beetle Drive’ on Saturday 3rd March at 7.00pm. The event is free, with a retiring collection. Cake and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome, so spread the word and come along to enjoy a fun, social event. If you would like to join us, and so that we can have an idea of numbers, please contact Janet Smith on email:


A Rocha UK seek a part-time receptionist   (01/02/18)

A Rocha UK, a Christian charity based in Southall working for the protection and restoration of the natural world has a vacancy for a part-time receptionist. Initially the post will be on a one year contract, with possibility of becoming permanent in the future. Details of the job can be found on their website at The closing date for applications is 10.00am Monday 19th February and interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning Monday 26th February.


New Associate Pastor for King’s Hall (Urdu/Hindi) Congregation   (23/01/18)

The Circuit is pleased to announce the appointment of Tasawer Samuel as the new Associate Pastor for the King’s Hall (Urdu/Hindi) congregation. Tasawer will begin work at the start of February and will be formally welcomed on 4th February at the King’s Hall (Urdu/Hindi) service at 2.00pm at Hambrough Primary School. All are welcome to join the King’s Hall congregation at the service or to remember them in your prayers.


New Minister to Join Circuit   (12/12/17)

The Circuit Invitations Committee is pleased to announce that Rev Susan Male has accepted an invitation to join the Circuit as a presbyter from 1st September next year. Susan will have pastoral oversight of Ealing Green and Kingsdown churches. At present, Susan is a presbyter in the Harrow and Hillingdon Circuit. As is normal practice, Susan’s appointment will be formally confirmed by Methodist Conference in July.


A Request from Action Tutoring   (05/12/17)

Could you tutor a young person needing extra support in maths or English? Action Tutoring, an educational charity is looking for volunteers to tutor primary and secondary school pupils in need of help for one hour a week for approximately 8-10 weeks. Tutoring takes place on school premises and volunteers work with the same pupils every week. Action Tutoring supports pupils who are at risk of not meeting national standards in their GCSEs or SATs and are from disadvantaged backgrounds, meaning they wouldn't otherwise have access to this kind of help. If you are interested, you can find out more by going to, or by calling Action Tutoring on 020 7803 4988.


Grandparents and Toddlers Group Starting at Hanwell   (10/10/17)

Hanwell is starting a new group for ‘Grandparents and Toddlers’. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 1.30pm – 3.30pm starting on 31st October at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Road, Hanwell W7 1DJ. There will be craft activities and a baby corner. There is a small charge of £1.00 per grandparent which includes refreshments and a snack. For more information, contact Gill on 020 8567 4018.


Ruby Ministries   (02/02/17)

We are Ruby Ministries, a group supported by our Circuit which is concerned about night women on the streets of Southall. We seek to expose the injustices hidden in the shadows of its streets. The challenge for us is that when we walk the streets of Southall at night, what do we see? As we walk and pray every fourth Friday of the month, we ask God to help us to see the unthinkable so that we can reach out with compassion and help.

You may be interested in walking the streets of Southall in prayer or you may have ideas of how to be church to the night women of Southall. Please join us in our prayer walks, 11.00pm every fourth Friday of the month. If you feel called to this ministry, please get in touch with Deacon Lemia Nkwelah at or call 020 8575 5463.