Bicentenary Event Dates
There has been a Methodist witness on the site where we worship and witness since 1813 - that's 190 years. Just imagine what changes have taken place during those years. Horses, carts and carriages travelling on a rough track have given way to bus lanes, traffic lights and the 24 hour traffic that speeds or causes congestion along Camberwell Road as it makes its way into or away from central London.
The church has changed with the times and the congregation would be unrecognisable to the Wesleyan congregation of the 1800's or the Clubland members of the 1950's.
We give thanks that today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the church has a larger membership than at any time in its history - over 500 members on the roll, and congregations in our two services averaging over 350 each week.
Over 95% of our membership is black, with the largest number coming from West African families, and the worldwide dimension of the Christian family is always evident in our worship and our weekly programme.
We give thanks to God for enabling us to relate a message that is 2,000 years old in relevant worship and witness.
The past few years have seen changes as well. Not the least with the changes at the front of the building which is now complete.
In July 2003, we ended our management of the Hostel and with the 'Big House' now into its fifth year of operation (with 17 residents, who were formerly 'rough sleepers' now living back in the community) and we are in the process of working with another agency to use the remaining 36 rooms for single homeless people.
Please enjoy this website and if there are any queries please Contact the webmaster or if you need to get in touch with our Ministers, please don't hesitate to telephone, fax, e-mail or fill out the contact form
We will be happy to speak to you.
Rev. Eric Mustapha
Walworth Methodist Church