​Upminster Methodist Church

Due to changes in government guidelines, Upminster Methodist Church will again be closed until further notice

Unfortunately, due to the latest constrictions from the Government, Upminster Methodist Church will be closed again (from  Sunday 18 October 2020), until further notice. We will open as soon as we are advised by the Government that it is safe to do so. You can still live stream Westminster Central Hall and via Zoom (links to the right).

Did you know?

  • Christianity was the main religion in Egypt between the Fourth and Sixth Centuries.

  • It has been projected that 38% of Christians will live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.
  • Judas betrayed Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months' pay at that time.
  • Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad.
  • Papaphobia is the fear of the Pope.
  • There is a Christian sect which believes that Jesus is currently living in China as a woman.
  • Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.
  • Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Vladimir The Great considered converting to either Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.
  • Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as a State Religion in the year 301.
  • Buzz Aldrin received communion on the moon.
  • John Wesley wrote one of the bestselling medical texts of all time.
  • Hillary Clinton was raised in a United Methodist family and was greatly influenced by her Methodist youth minister who helped to foster her deep concern for social justice.
  • John Wesley coined the term “agree to disagree.”

Source: London Learning Network Jan2021

 A number of live-stream services are available to follow via the internet on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile (smart) phone. FOR PASSWORDS to zoom links please refer to our newsletter (email us here).

1. Sunday 17 Jan, 10 am: Covenant with Lovefeast Morning Service via zoom led by Rev Jason Vinyard w. participation from the congregation

You are invited to join with a piece of fruitcake & cup of juice or similar, as part of our Covenant and sharing together as LoveFeast

Sunday morning service led by Rev Jason Vinyard
email us to obtain link

​2. Sunday 12 noon: Lunchtime service 
Sunday lunchtime service led by Rev. Joseph Ribeiro - 
email us to obtain link

​​3. Sunday 7 pm: Evening contemplative service 

Quiet, contemplative service led by Rev. Jason Vinyard 

​email us to obtain link

4. Wesley's Chapel London

Every Sunday at 11am - a service live-streamed from the chapel (the Minister lives on the premises). Please go to their youtube channel

5. Methodist Central Hall Westminster 
Sundays at 11am - another service live-streamed from the Central Hall, London. Click on the link to go to their youtube channel

Messy Church at Home website

Sunday 7:00 pm - Contemplative evening service with Rev Jason Vinyard

email us to obtain link 

UK Dial-in numbers:  0203 481 5237  /  0203 481 5240  /  0203 901 7895  /  0131 460 1196  /  0203 051 2874

Latest Updates (Last updated 17 Jan 2021)

Coronavirus - Update

Quiz updates

1. Christmas Quiz sheets

Thank you to everyone who tried the Christmas quiz sheets and took part in the online quiz on 9th January for Richard House and/or donated. The amount raised, as of 13th January, was £300.00 plus Gift Aid.
If you would still like to donate please use this JustGiving link:         

or     bank transfer to:     sort code 110411 account 10646962

Alternatively send a cheque to me (payable to me please - Peter Hobbs)

and I will then send one payment.

2. Next Quiz date

The next quiz will be on 23rd January, so please put that date in your diaries.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my quizzes and fund raising. Peter

Worship during the pandemic

from the entire congregation of Upminster Methodist Church, a big thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the past years!

Live Streamed Services - further links below

Circuit & Trinity Saturday Morning Prayer Time Together  
Saturday 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Keeping you informed of updates:

Romford Circuit Churches Website

Site created & maintained by Sites Of Worship. Copyright 2020 © Upminster Methodist Church All Rights Reserved. Registered Charity nr. 1132208.

Upminster Methodist Church - Current Situation

Our region was placed in Tier IV in December 2020. 

Elvis Gospel Poll - Week 1

Coronavirus Guidance

A word from our pastor, Rev Jason Vinyard

This week let us be mindful of the words we speak - 

our words can be a balm and soothe and heal - 

or inflammable, igniting and inflaming...   
Dominus vobiscum, bidding you well for the things that need doing,

and those things you can let go.     

Our Links

Play individual songs:

All current guidance from the Methodist Church regarding the coronavirus and devotional material can now be found here. Recent updates include information on how to ensure we support those in isolation safely, especially when making deliveries.

​Upminster Methodist Church

Dear Allyson and David (Hill), and dear David (Kinder), 

Sunday Afternoon Reflection Time Together 

Sunday 2:30 pm

Service Times:

​Upminster Methodist Church

Rainham Bible Study  
Wednesday 7:00 pm

Upminster Methodist Church - New UPDATED ZOOM LINKS from Sun 10 Jan. 
Sunday 10:00 am - Morning service, led by a church community or by Rev. Jason Vinyard
email us to obtain link
UK Dial-in numbers:  0203 481 5237  /  0203 481 5240  /  0203 901 7895  /  0131 460 1196  /  0203 051 2874

Play entire playlist:

Suggestions for worship opportunities and how to help others in worship can be found here. These include streamed services and service sheets to be printed at home.​

Dear Friends,

in compliance with government guidelines, staff at Upminster Methodist Church are now working remotely, but naturally we will continue to provide support via various routes. 

The church building and halls will remain closed until further notice.

2 ways of staying informed of updates:

Regular updates are being posted on our facebook pageand via the Methodist Church website.

Weekly notices and devotional material:

We are sending out electronic copies of the weekly notices and the devotional materials (for use during the live streamed services → for more information see box to the right). If you would like to add your email address to our mailing list for the weekly notices and devotional materials only, please email us at: upminsternewsletter@gmail.com


If you need to contact us, please either email us at: upminstermc@gmail.com

or connect on Facebook

If your query regards previously discussed room hire arrangements - please note that we are not currently taking new bookings, until new guidelines have been issued - please contact venuehireumc@gmail.com​​