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The Methodist Church in Hackney and Stoke Newington Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement 

"The church of Christ in every age, beset by change but spirit led". (F. Pratt Green)

Hackney is a spiritually, culturally, socially and economically diverse community. It is a thriving and exciting London Borough, but also one which presents many challenges for those who live, work and visit here. 

Through our common life-rooted in our shared identity as Methodists-we seek: 

  • To celebrate and affirm the presence of God through our life of worship, service and caring;
  • To look outwards into the world;
  • To work wherever possible in partnership with others;
  • To equiip ourselves to engage with local civic networks, other churches and faith communities, community groups and individuals, 
  • To act with integrity and to always offer the best of ourselves
  • To offer to all people the love, peace and justice which is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ:
  • Our guiding principles flow from this gospel. 

They are: 

  • To accept and not judge 
  • To welcome and not exclude 
  • To unite and not divide 
  • To listen as well as to speak
  • To learn as well as to teach 
  • To give as well as to receive

In all Things, to love God and to love our neighbour.