August 11, 2022

Welcome to the website for Notting Hill Methodist Church, a warm and welcoming congregation in the heart of Ladbroke Grove.

Our Sunday services are held at 11am and last between 60 – 90 minutes, and are followed by tea/coffee, often some cake, and occasionally some Caribbean curry!  Our worship is mainly traditional in format but we do include contemporary music from around the world. Holy Communion (bread and wine) is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. There is no Junior Church at present.

The Caribbean Contribution – Stories from Notting Hill Methodist Church

The new book was  launched on June 21st  to coincide with Windrush Day (22 June). It tells the stories and experiences of the Windrush generation and their children in 1960s and 1970s Britain alongside accounts of what the Methodist Church did to support them.

The Caribbean Contribution – Stories from Notting Hill Methodist Church localizes these stories to a part of west London, but the experiences will be repeated across the country, wherever African Caribbean people have settled and become part of local communities.

Oral and written memories show people encountering racism, poor housing and employment issues but also tell of the joys of living in a community in which to share cultural similarities and worship together.

When they arrived, West Indian migrants were faced with issues around sub-standard housing, unscrupulous landlords, competition for jobs and cultural differences which were compounded with the rise of political agitators who exploited racial prejudices to gain political favour among an intolerant society. Notting Hill in the 1950s to 60s epitomised the volatility and hostility of this fated environment where, in 1958, racial violence erupted.

Copies of the book are available (at £8 each).  To pay with online banking please email Anabela Nicholas, at anabela@nottinghillmc.org.uk, giving postal address and number of copies wanted.  If paying by cheque please send this with the other details to Anabela Nicholas, Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, London W11 4AH.

Media contact : Portia Thaxter, mobile 07464 932133, email Portiathaxter@gmail.com

 

 

Foodbank:

The foodbank is open as normal on Tuesdays between 11am – 1pm and on Fridays between 1 – 3pm. Donations of food and toiletries may be left at the church on Thursdays. However if you can only drop off food at some other time it may be worth calling us on 0203 728 9003.

Safeguarding and Data Protection

Our Safeguarding Officer Sharon Meredith can be contacted by sending an email to safeguarding@nottinghillmc.org.uk

Our privacy policy can be found at https://www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection/managing-trustees-privacy-notice

Contact Us

Our telephone number is 020 7229 7728. Our office is staffed remotely on Mondays, but we the church is open on Tuesdays – Fridays between 9am – 5pm.

Revd Mike Long can be contacted at mike.long@methodist.org.uk or via the church office.