Upper Tooting Methodist Church

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Sunday Services


290 Balham High Road, London 

SW17 7AL

  • 11.00 am (including Crèche and Junior church)
  • 1st Sunday 11.00 am Holy Communion
  • 3rd Sunday 11.00 am All Age Worship 6.30 pm Holy Communion


Church Office Hours:

The Church Office is open:

Monday -9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Wednesday -9.00 am -12.00 noon

Friday - 9.30am - 1.30 pm

Tel: 020 8767 5033



Special needs:                         

The church has an audio loop system. Please set your hearing-aid to 'T' which will enable you to hear the service more clearly.

 Large print Hymn books are available. 

A toilet for people with special needs is provided. If you need help to use any of these facilities, please speak to a Steward.  

There is one disabled parking space and Wheelchair space in the church

Other Links:

Biography of John Wesley)

The Methodist Church in Britain

(GMF-UK Chaplaincy)

All members of our fellowship are welcome to the classes. If you would like to know more about Confirmation and Church Membership, the Minister Rev. Patrick Kandeh would be very pleased to hear from you.

At our Church, as in in many Methodist Churches, all members are in what is known as a Class. There are ten classes at present.

Each Class has a Class leader and an assistant Leader. The Leaders are there to give pastoral care to any of their members, to visit them from time to time. To pray for or with them and meet regularly with their members in a group, if possible every month.

Here we may have Bible Study and/or a general discussion.  Some classes enjoy outings or social occasions.

At our Church there is a "Time to Talk about GOD" Fellowship that meets on every Monday at the minister's manse at 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The times of meeting and venues for the classes are printed on the weekly notice sheet.

OASSI (formerly Over50's club)

They  meet every Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm in the main hall.

They usually play a family game of cards, which is good fun. Sometimes Scrabble is played and the Bridge players amongst them get togther.

Once a month they combine with St Anselm's (R.C,)Frendship Club. One month on our premises and one theirs.

Members pay 30p per week for which they have unlimited cups of tea or coffee and as many biscuits as thry want.

Why not come and join them for a relaxing afternoon?

It is open to any gentlemen or  lady over 50 years.

For any queries, please see Phyllis Plummer.

Ghanaian Fellowship

We meet on the 3rd Sundays of each month after morning service, for an hour mainly to pray and to fellowship. Usually in our native Ghanaian vernacular and sometimes in English.

Our aims are identical to that of our local church at Upper Tooting and we feel united to the entire congregation through our diversity. 

We are affiliated to the nation wide Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship (GMF-UK Chaplaincy) that worship on the Second Sunday of every month at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, from 2:30 p.m till 5:00 p.m. In a traditional Ghanaian style, with prayers, music and dancing.

At the GMF-UK. We've organisations like the Women's Fellowship, Susannah Wesley Auxiliary, Men's Fellowship, and a very vibrant Choir. All within the GMF-UK.

Although it is named 'The Ghanian Fellowship membership is open to all Upper Tooting Church members. We already have a few dedicated non-Ghanian members, and look forward to welcome many more in the very near future.



For membership details, please contact either -

Nana Suronku-Lindsay (aka:Atu) – 020 8333 1780

or Bro. Kojo Amoah-Arko – 020 8646 8113

The Church Liabrary

This is situated at the back of the church and is open for all to use.

There are sections on Prayer and Praying:

  • Bibles and Bible background.
  • Worship
  • Biographies
  • Christianity and Faith etc 

Borrowers are asked to enter the date, book title(s) and borrower's name and then the date of return.

If there is any problem see Nina Farthing after church on Sunday mornings.

The Badmington Club

The club is open to any adult although it operates on church premises using the main hall at the rear of the church.

The club meet every Wednesday evening between 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Throughout the year. The cost of membership is 30 pence per session currently.  This is reviewed annually.

The fee is used towards the cost of equipment such as shuttlecocks and also rackets.  We have a few rackets for those who do not have their own.

Miss Val Evans who is in charge of the club is away between mid March and mid September.  In her absence Mrs Shanti Manikkawasagan substitute for her, she can be contacted on 020 8767 3382

The Chior

The church choir comprises 25 members in total

Choir practice is mostly held fortnightly on a Wednesday between 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  However if deem at all necessary extra practice is always arranged 

On special occasions such as Church Anniversary, Easter, Harvest and Christmas the choir members always gives a rendition of appropriate Anthem.

 On Ordinary occasions i.e. every Sunday at morning Service the choir lead the singing during worship.

New members are always welcome especially in the male section, so if interested, please feel free to contact the church office.

Children's Ministry

Junior Church covers all ages from Creche to late teens.

Under 18s:

  • Parents & Toddlers
  • Brownies, Guides
  • Sunday School
  • Young People's Fellowship

If you have a young child under 3 years old.  Please see Mrs Nina Farthing.

Junior Church covers all ages from Creche to late teens. 

  • Creche  0 to 3 years old
  • Primary 3 to 6 years old
  • Junior 6 to 14 years old

YPF (Young People Fellowship) 14 years old and upwards.

The overall aim is to introduce the children from a early age, to the living Jesus so that they can develop  a living and vital relationship with Him.

 An introduction to the Bible as being the word of God is considered of high importance especially as there is so little teaching in day schools ans Secular Media.

A variety of teaching approaches and materials are used according to age. When the children join the adults towards the end of Worship they are encouraged to share what they have been doing.  This often seems to minister to the whole church.

There are a number of services throughout the year that Junior Church lead and these are often times of personal challenge and experience for the children.

An atmosphere of safety, friendship and joyfulness is enjoyed by the children and staff and it is hoped that this will stay as a positive and lasting impression with the children.

  • The middle department meet in the hall at the rear of the premises with the YPF in the upper room (in the tower).
  • The creche meet in the Link room, they begin in the church and move during the fifth hymn.
  • The room is always warm and cosy with plenty of toys etc. Creche is supervised by 'Aunties' parents are welcome to stay but are encouraged to join the main church service.

Prayer Fellowship


Please come and share with a handful of others

The Wednesday Prayer Fellowship meets on Wednesday mornings from 10:45 a.m.

This is open to all to just come and share in the prayers and devotions.  They are led by different members each week. 


Local outreach & community activities:

Annual International Dinner, Summer holiday club, Wandsworth Refugee Network, South London Refugee Association

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