We are pleased to be now hosting an outlet of Wandsworth Foodbank at the Church on Friday afternoons. We regret that foodbanks are necessary in this day and age but we are committed to supporting those in need as best we can. For details of their work, please see Wandsworth Foodbank's website here.
We have a new shed at Roehampton Methodist. It may not look like much but this new outbuilding is actually helping to fight food poverty on the Alton Estate! Since September, Wandsworth Foodbank has been operating from the church every Friday afternoon. To facilitate this, the church has handed over the use of its office to the Foodbank to store all its donations. This was only made possible by moving all of the church’s equipment and stores into the new shed. This was kindly paid for by generous grants from the Foodbank and the local Putney Society, and was skilfully erected by volunteers from the Community Shed project. It’s a great example of the church working with local community groups to provide a lasting service to others.
Deacon Kathy's Ordination
This summer we celebrated the ordination of Deacon Kathy Johnson into the Diaconal Order of the Methodist Church. Deacon Kathy has served in our Circuit for the last three years as a probationer minister and should have been ordained last year. Owing to COVID, her big day inevitably had to be postponed so it was good finally to celebrate this special occasion in June with her family and fellow ordinands. We rejoice with Kathy in this confirmation of her calling and vocation. (Photo of the COVID-safe service below.)