Our vision for this church is to continue to be a welcoming and caring community. To nurture and equip our community in their Christian discipleship, prepare the church for mission and evangelism at local and wider levels and to resource and equip lay leadership in the church. If you are looking for a warm and friendly worship environment and to be a part of your local worship community, please come and visit us. You will find us a hospitable and nurturing place. Our leadership team is there to help all the members and visitors to experience God in our fellowship.
Currently our membership of over 70 people of all ages representing many countries and more than one continent. Some of our congregation are also members of the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship who meet monthly after our morning worship. The spiritual life of Upper Norwood is based on Sunday morning worship and a morning congregation varies between 40 and 60. All are welcome to our services.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Church, here at Upper Norwood, where there’s been a Methodist presence for over a century. I have over 20 years experience of ministry in Ghana as the Director of Christian Education, and in the UK, as Chaplain to the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship. In September 2022 together with my family I moved back to London from Wolverhampton and took up pastoral responsibility for Anerley and Upper Norwood churches in the Blackheath & Crystal Palace Circuit. I have a passion for children/youth work, mission and evangelism, church growth and allowing the Holy Spirit to use our gifts for the enrichment of the church. I am married to Vashti, and we have four children: William, Margaret, Roosevelt and George.
I hope you’ll find our website informative and useful but please do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance. Once again, our Sunday morning worship is at 11;00, with all ages and we celebrate Holy Communion or Eucharist on first Sundays at 6.30pm, and every second Sunday 11:00. Meanwhile, the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly.
We hope to see you soon.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
Upper Norwood Methodist Church based in Westow Hill is the third in the Crystal Palace and the second on this site, following a previous chapel around the corner in Gipsy Hill.
A large church built in 1895 (it seated 1002) had the distinction of having the tallest spire in London. This church was demolished in 1962/3 and replaced by the current building in 1964.
The architect was the late Edward Mills and the engineers were Ove Arup with some of the stained glass being retained from the earlier building and with some new designs by Gillian Rees Thomas.
During morning services, we offer a space at the back with carpet and toys for children to play. Older children are encouraged to join our youth church. We have coffee and biscuits after every morning service, so dont rush off!
The church also boasts a large hall with an adjacent kitchen. Coupled with this are meeting rooms on four levels. For information about hall / room bookings please contact us by completing the form below