London Methodism is made up of vibrant and diverse fellowships, mirroring the variety of the city itself, with people joining together in worshipful communities across all age groups and nationalities. One aspect of this can be seen in the many Young Adult Groups that regularly meet to share, rejoice and grow together (for a current list of groups meeting in your area see below).
However, The Missing Generation research report presented to the Methodist Conference 2011 noted that, across the UK as a whole, Methodism was largely under-represented by people aged between 25-40. In working to both combat this trend and further develop the great work already being done in our Circuits, the London District has commissioned The Missing Generation Group to help churches find creative ways to engage and equip young adults.
1. Equipping young people to lead
2. Attracting younger people into the church
3. Forming a network of young adults across the District
Working with Brixton & Streatham Circuit – chosen for its suitability of age spread in the church and local area - the MGG hope to pilot a scheme of equipping and enabling the church to run its own Young Adults’ Group so that other churches have a strong model example of how to go about this.
Through this pilot scheme, the MGG will collate resources and action plans that work in attracting people to the Methodist Church, who are between 18-40, and keeping them involved.
The London District already has several Young Adult Groups which meet across the city.
Below you will find further information and contact details on groups that meet near you.
5pm Third Saturday of the month
Croydon CR0 6AD
A relaxed, all welcome, group aimed at people in their 20s and 30s. Suitable for Parents and Carers to bring children to.
Contact: Lindsey MacFarlane
3pm Second Sunday of the month
Shirley Methodist Church,
Croydon CR0 8SD
Over 18s Christian Bible Study & fellowship group.
Contact: Tau Wey
Harringay N15 4AB
Around 15 meet for Bible Study & singing rehearsal, with more over the Summer Holidays
Contact: Stephen Poxon
6.30pm Second & fourth Sunday of the month
Edmonton Methodist Church
Enfield N9 0PN
A group for social, worship and Bible Study for 18-30s, trying to relate their faith to modern life.
Contact: Isata Jalloh
6.30pm Every Thursday
The Chapel, Westminster Central Hall
Westminster SW1H 9NH
An informal, alternative group for young adults - with an emphasis on asking the deep questions about life and faith in Jesus.
6.30pm Every Sunday
Hinde Street Methodist Church
Westminster W1U 2QJ
Evening worship mainly, but not exclusively, for young adults. Come worship in a flexible and creative way, with Communion on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. Occassional film trips and pancake parties too!
Contact: Miriam Kenedy
7pm Last Friday of the month
Islington EC1Y 1AU
Around 80 people across 12 nationalities fellowship together across various events and programmes
Contact: Kido Baek
7pm Every Friday
Hackney Methodist Church,
Hackney E8 3QE
A group of young adults committed to growing in faith and fellowship together, with space for young people to express themselves thorugh regular spiritual study and meeting together.
Contact: Anthony Boateng
Once a month
Hanworth Methodist Church,
Hanworth TW13 5NT
A new Bible study and fellowship for young women aged 20-35 in the Hanworth area
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