Welcome to our website where we hope you will find at least a glimpse of the life of Clapham Methodist Church. The church is in Clapham High Street, which is always busy with traffic travelling along the A3, the main road from London to Portsmouth. There is a constant flow of buses and two Underground Stations as well as Clapham High Street Overground Station and it only takes twenty minutes to travel to the heart of London’s West End. The High Street is a busy thoroughfare with supermarkets, shops and restaurants. At weekends the pavements see about 10,000 people using the many Nightclubs and Bars. So this is the setting for the church, which now has a Narthex with a glass frontage that goes right to the pavement.
We have 230 members and a worshipping congregation which averages over 150 each Sunday
All ages are represented from the newly born to the over 90’s and our weekly programme reflects the interests of our all-age and multi-ethnic community. So, you will find all sorts of activities within our premises – from Baby Salsa to the 1 o’clock Fellowship, which meets for those senior citizens who find it difficult to attend evening meetings. We are part of the Clapham Circuit, which comprises Stockwell and Springfield Methodist Churches as well as the Church at Clapham. Currently we have two full time Ministers, and, as Circuit Superintendent, I have pastoral charge at Clapham, and The Revd Arlington Trotman has pastoral charge of Stockwell and Springfield. The Revd Dani Wright works as a full time nurse at St Thomas’s but as an ordained minister, she attends Springfield Church and preaches in the Circuit. We have a Circuit Administrator who works 20 hours a week from the Clapham office. Of course, the largest part of the Circuit’s work and witness is undertaken by the church members who are the office holders, local preachers and worship leaders and who give their time and effort in managing and leading the host of activities that take place at our three centres and in the community that we seek to serve. This website will give you some idea of who we are and what we do and how to contact us if you would like to know more.