Why Our Church
We are a global Christian family, following Jesus at the heart of London.
We seek to make the love of Jesus known to our community and to the world through our worship, preaching, prayer, healing, fellowship, service, evangelism and openness to the Holy Spirit.
Our building was opened in 1912 to mark the centenary of the death of John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism.
Methodist Central Hall was funded between 1898 and 1908 by the “Wesleyan Methodist Twentieth Century Fund” (or the “Million Guinea Fund”, as it became more commonly known), whose aim was to raise one million guineas from one million Methodists. The fund closed in 1904 having raised 1,024,501 guineas (£1,075,727). Methodist Central Hall Westminster was to act not only as a church, but to be of “great service for conferences on religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic and social questions.
In 1946 the first meeting of the United Nations took place in the Great Hall, in 1966 the World Cup was stolen from our Library and countless other events have taken place including many speakers of historic note. Sir Winston Churchill, Gandhi & Revd Dr Martin Luther King have all spoken in the building, which continues to be used for conference and events throughout the week.