Why Our Church

Our Mission

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.

Testimonials

MCHW is a welcoming family community! My son loves the youth program. My wife enjoys worshiping in the choir. Teaching is encouraging, challenging and profound. There is a growing men's fellowship, and it is great to catch up with friends and visitors over coffee after the service.

Marko JoensuuChurch Member
Testimonials

I was once spiritually somewhat exhausted but MCHW helped to reinvigorate my spiritual well being. I became church Steward in 2011 and two years later was invited to become Circuit Steward. What makes me proud to be part of MCHW is the great service and the love that resonate from the congregation.

Joseph AdjeiChurch Member
Testimonials

Methodist Central Hall is not just a beautiful building, it’s home. At The Sanctuary, our young adult fellowship, I’ve found a place of welcome, friendship, creativity and spiritual depth.

I love Sunday morning Holy Communion services; seeing our truly diverse church family come together in worship, with Christ at the centre."

Lisa BarrettSanctuary Leader
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