Hanwell Methodist Church
Composed, designed and published by Ray Garnett
About our Church
Details of events in our Circuit, Church and Community and our Methodist Church District may be found in our weekly notice sheet HMC News, and in our quarterly In-touch Circuit magazine. These publications are normally available on the shelf at the back of our Church.
Many of our forthcoming events and news of some that have recently taken place are also listed on this website. Do visit our Diary page to see what is going on.
More about Hanwell
Hanwell is located in the leafy London Borough of Ealing on the west side of London about 8 miles from Heathrow airport. Close to the Church we have several parks and green open spaces including the Brent River Walk, the canal and River Brent. Hanwell is well served by public transport including its own Network Rail station and London Underground. Within about a 10 minute walk from the Church we have a major Accident and Emergency hospital.
Besides its nearby parks Ealing also has two golf courses (an 18-hole and a 9-hole) as well as a leisure centre with swimming pool, gymnasiums, a community centre and Manor House. Ealing is also in easy reach of the noted Westfield shopping Centre and the many attractions that London has to offer.
Hanwell Methodist Church was built in 1904. During 2004, in order to celebrate its centenary, a series of monthly activities took place which were aimed at involving not only its own Church members, but also associated Circuit and District members, the local community, past members and ministers and anyone who had links with the Church over the past 100 years.
Hanwell Methodist Church is a Christian community of people, worshipping God and believing in the power of the Gospel. We are committed to living out and sharing the teaching of Jesus Christ and witnessing to His presence in the local neighbourhood and beyond.
The Church Family at Hanwell seeks:
through worship and prayer to grow in love, faith and understanding,
through friendship to care for one another and to serve the wider community,
through commitment to and knowledge of our faith, to inspire others.
The Church Family at Hanwell aims:
to share the joy of the Christian Gospel,
to deepen our level of spirituality, individually and as a community,
to provide an attractive and welcoming atmosphere for worship,
to share the responsibility of worship,
to create the opportunities for meeting together in fellowship,
to promote Christian education,
to seek ways to serve others.
Welcome to Coffee
We serve coffee, tea and biscuits after our morning service. Do please join us in the Main Hall or Centenary Room after our Sunday morning worship. On the first Sunday in the month we usually also have a homemade cake stall selling food to eat there or take home.
A section of the Brent River Walk running
through the nearby Brent Lodge Park
9 holes or 18?
Events and Regular Meetings
Picture of our stained glass window at the rear of our Church
From the Past
As part of the history of Hanwell is the fact that Brunel’s first major work, the Wharncliffe Viaduct and his last major work, the Three Bridges, are both in Hanwell close to our Church. It is also well known that Charlie Chaplin was at school in what is now the Community Centre on the Cuckoo Estate in Hanwell.
It is said that Queen Victoria used to stop her train when travelling over the Wharncliffe Viaduct to admire the view of the Brent Valley. Today the Brent Valley Walk, the parks, the Church and the golf course are all worth a visit.
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