Grange Hill Methodist Church Project

Grange Hill Methodist Church has ceased to operate as a Methodist place for
Sunday worship and is now the Barking, Dagenham and Ilford Circuit Community project.

The nearest Methodist Churches to Grange Hill Methodist Church are:

  • Barkingside Methodist Church, Freemantle Road, Ilford Essex. IG6 2AZ
  • Gantshill Methodist Church, Gantshill Crescent, Ilford, Essex. IG2 6TU
  • Goodmayes Methodist Church, Percy Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex IG3 8UA

Barking, Dagenham and Ilford Circuit Community project
Grange Hill Methodist Church ceased to meet for worship in 2019, The small elderly congregation had the vision of creating a drop -in centre with a café to serve the local community. The Barking, Dagenham and Ilford Circuit appointed a small management committee led by Deacon Andy Packer to oversee the community project.

In January 2021 the Project become a referral agency for the Redbridge Food and also holds three day emergency food boxes.  The project aims to become a contact point for debt advice through ’Christians Against Poverty’ (CAP).

We are looking to provide an additional entrance into the building and creating self-contained areas. This will enable duel use, providing a safe secure area for the Nursery and making additional areas available to both Church and community. The proposed work will include the creation of a café style drop-in centre. It is hoped to commence this work in July 2021 once we have secured the additional funding of £58,000 that is required.

The aim of the project
To become a focal point for the community, a place to go for support, advice, services and a place for prayer.

Our Mission Statement
Grange Hill Methodist Church is committed to proclaiming the good news of God’s Love and serving the community in which it is located.
Although it has no worshipping congregation, the management committee endeavours, with the help of various partners, to fulfil the command of
Jesus to ‘Love your neighbour.’
We seek to show God’s love through:
✔ Learning and Caring – that with care and support all people may develop to their full potential, regardless of their background.
✔ Service – by being a good neighbour and responding to all in need.
✔ Evangelism – by sharing the love of Jesus in all we are and do and enabling people to respond to that love.
We commit to be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as He leads and guides our discipleship and mission.

Food Bank

Grange Hill Methodist Church acts as a referral agency for the Redbridge Food Bank and has emergency food boxes for those in need. 
Currently we are open each Saturday between 10am – 12noon
If you are struggling to put food on your table come along, you will receive a warm welcome.

Volunteers

We currently have a group 15 volunteers that help on a rota, if you might be interested in helping contact Jackie Saito at the circuit office: dicircuitoffice@btconnect.com

Citizens Advice adviser

If you are in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, please call 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser.
They can help address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to.

Redbridge Food Bank

Jubilee Church
14 Granville Road,
Ilford,
Essex.
IG1 4JY
Email: info@redbridgefoodbank.org
Telephone: 07905 820 537

Lettings
If your enquiry is for a regular (e.g. daily/weekly/monthly) booking for a community activity we have rooms of varying size available for hire.
Main Hall – capacity 60 includes use of kitchen – £30 per hour
Front meeting room – capacity 20 – £20 per hour
Upper meeting room – capacity 20 – £20 per hour
Chapel – capacity 50 – £25 per hour – For worship and prayer use only
We will consider discounts for long term bookings and lettings to charities / community groups

General conditions
Premises must be vacated by 10:00 p.m.
All betting and gaming is prohibited.
No alcoholic drinks are permitted anywhere on the premises.
Hirers must provide ID and their own public liability insurance.
If the activity is for children or vulnerable adults, a Safeguarding Policy is required.

Contact:
Property Manager and lettings: Melvin Dawson email: melvin@dawson.uk.com

For more information, please contact:

Minister: Deacon Andy Packer – ex20andy@gmail.com

Lettings: Melvin Dawson – melvin@dawson.uk.com

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Locate Us

Getting here

Address: Burrow Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 4HQ 

Transport Links:

The church has a small car park but there is ample parking outside.

Bus 362 passes the top of Holt Way

Buses 150 and 247 in New North Road are about a 10 minute walk away as is the Grange Hill Underground Station.

Hainault Underground Station is about a 15 minute walk away.