The Drive

Our Mission

The Drive Methodist Church aims to be faithful to the commandments of Jesus and the calling of The Methodist Church.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ said: The first commandment is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’ ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you’

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

In seeking to be faithful to these aims The Drive Methodist Church is committed to:

  1. Providing a weekly opportunity for all people to worship God in Christ through the Spirit 
  2. Enabling people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care 
  3. Being a good neighbour 
  4. Sharing our Faith with others

Please visit our website to find out more about how we aim to achieve these goals.

Minister & Officials

Minister: Revd Mmasape Zihle –; Tel: 020 8591 9234/ 07401 807148

Senior Steward: 

Church Council Secretary: Priya Inbakumar

 Sunday Worship

Morning Worship at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday.

Local Arrangement Services at 11:15 a.m. when no minister or local preacher is available – see plan.
Holy Communion is held on one Sunday in each month
(See the Home Page for details of services for this Sunday).

Next Holy Communion service:- a date to be advised.

Junior Church at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

(See the Junior Church Page for details of services and activities)

Worship books used at The Drive

Methodist Service Book

The Good News Bible

Singing the Faith

The Drive Song Book

Weekly Events

Click here for our Weekly Notices

Diary Dates & Events

Click here for our Diary Dates and Events

 Other Events

Christmas Tree Festival at The Drive will take place on 14th and 21st December from 10 am-4 pm.

Music and refreshments will also be enjoyed.

If any churches in the Circuit wish to include a tree to represent their church, they are most welcome.

Please email me to register your interest and I will forward guidelines and further information.

Contact Us

Click here for our contact list

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Locate Us

Address: The Drive, Ilford, Essex IG1 3PP