Welcome to our website!
The Memorial Community Church meets and worships in the heart of the London Borough of Newham
Here you will meet people of different generations and cultures who are united as a Christian family through Jesus Christ.
Through the many different initiatives and partnerships we share in we seek to fulfil our vision of Celebrating Community, Loving Lives and Empowering Change.
You are welcome to come and visit us and discover more about the way faith and action go hand in hand as we follow Jesus Christ.
Come and visit us!
We meet to worship at 10.30 on a Sunday morning and you are very welcome to join us.
When you walk in, someone will be waiting to welcome you and show you the way in.
Come as you are and sit where you like. We are welcoming and informal.
Our service of usually lasts about an hour and a half as we worship God, lifting our hearts and minds to him in praise, prayer and song. We listen to one of our preaching team open the word of God for us. We also greet one another by sharing a sign of peace and often break bread together, as we share communion.
Among the congregation there are people of many different cultures and nations. We love and give many people the opportunity to share their gifts as we meet together. You will see many different people sharing news, testimonies and requests for prayer.
On most Sundays there are age appropriate groups for children and on other Sundays there are ‘All Age’ acts of Worship when we include the children in different ways.
You may come on a Sunday when something extra special is happening; for example parents presenting a child in act of dedication to God or a baptismal service when someone is makes a commitment to follow Jesus Christ. We are always glad when people share special moments in their lives.
It may all feel familiar to you or it may feel strange, but whatever it feels like we hope you will come and visit us more than once because every Sunday is different.
Tuesday is a good day to drop into the church building. The WAF CAF is open from 11 am - 2 pm in the big hall at the front serving a hot, home-cooked lunch. And for older people the Active Tuesdays club in the Welcome Centre helps keep mind and body active with crafts, gardening, Tai Chi, outings and more.
And that’s not all. We love to celebrate the great festivals of Faith, including Christmas and Easter and so there other services that happen too. At Christmas we share a beautiful candlelit service on Christmas Eve. At Easter we share in a quiet and contemplative service on Good Friday.
Tea and Coffee are usually served in the hall at the front afterwards and you’re welcome to stay and share in that too.
Happy New Year
Activities are restarting after a Christmas break
Bridges is reopening on Saturday 11th and Monday 13th January
Active Tuesdays has reopened
WAF CAF reopens on Tuesday 14th January