Welcome to Finchley Methodist Church

  Thank you for finding your way to us! Here on our website you can find out all you need to know about us. But most important of all, you can get a flavour of the warm welcome you will receive when you step into our Church on a Sunday morning.

Please Note: Normal weekly Sunday Worship service will resume from Sunday 6th June 2021.

As you approach us, you have already spotted our spire on Ballards Lane, London N3. We still look like a Church, with tower and spire, but through the modern glass doors you can see that we are people of all ages and from many parts of the world.


Good News



We’ve spent our first year in Finchley watching our new garden, to see what might appear. We’ve been blessed with beautiful roses, fragrant lavender, abundant rhubarb, a glorious flowering cherry tree, a harvest of apples, and plenty of dandelions, groundsel, and other weeds! Alongside this wealth of colour and beauty, we’ve also found that pests and diseases have attacked our flowers and fruit – even an apple picked from the tree may have a worm lurking inside it.

Sometimes we are thrilled by the variety, colour, and richness of the world, and we are rightly thankful for all that have and enjoy. But sometimes we are acutely conscious of the world’s problems, and we rightly wonder why dreadful things happen and why people, who are capable of such kindness and creativity, can turn their abilities to harming others.

The Bible doesn’t give us easy answers, but it suggests that human beings and all human institutions are flawed. The human turn away from God has made us all vulnerable to evil, and so the image of God in us, though not destroyed, has been damaged. God is working to put things right, and God’s intention, for us and for everyone, is life in all its fullness. This is our Good News, and our hope.

Martin Wellings.



  Those of us here today are a group of ordinary Christians from various church backgrounds doing our best to serve God and make our faith real. Central to all we are about is worship and in a variety of ways we seek to offer our best in praise to God. As a fellowship we are a cross section of the community, but the love of Jesus unites us together, and we seek to learn more of that love through our home Bible study activities and our social activities.  

Church is for All

  Church is not just for members, it is set in a community, and so we do our best to share our story of faith, witness and serve this area in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Finchley Methodist Church has blurred edges where people should feel welcome to come and explore the Christian faith.  

Our Vision is to be a Christian community of:


‘Sharing the Good News of Jesus’





Within the local church, including regular sharing in Holy Communion, And through personal prayer

By being a good neighbour in the community, challenging injustice and using my resources to support the Church in its mission in the world




Through Bible study and meeting for fellowship, so that I may grow in faith and support others in their discipleship

Through working out my faith in daily life and sharing Christ with others

  As you can see it is quite challenging but reminds us that the Christian faith is about the whole of life. Please feel welcome anytime to come to a service or any of the other activities at Finchley Methodist Church.