Sevenoaks Road 

Orpington 

Kent 

BR6 9JH 

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Orpington Methodist Church is part of the worldwide Christian Church.  We belong to several wider groupings, and we have links with many other churches and charities.  Some of these are given below, with links to their websites.

In Methodism local churches are grouped together in 'circuits'.  We are part of the Orpington & Chislehurst Circuit:
Orpington & Chislehurst Circuit
web page
Bromley Common Methodist Church web page
Chelsfield Methodist Church
Chislehurst Methodist Church 
web page
Emmanuel URC & Methodist, Sidcup
web page 
Mottingham Methodist Church
New Eltham Methodist Church 
web page
Orpington Methodist Church - (this is us)
Petts Wood Methodist Church 
web page

London District of the Methodist Church web page
The country is divided into over 30 Methodist 'districts'.  Orpington & Chislehurst Circuit is part of the London District which covers roughly the area within the M25.  Because of its large size the London District has three 'chairs' instead of the usual one.

The Methodist Church of Great Britain: web page
Although Methodism has spread througout the world, each country has its own autonomous 'connexion'.  The Methodist Connexion of Great Britain consists of all Methodist churches, members, ministers and organisations within England, Scotland and Wales.  It is governed by an annual Conference of elected representatives.  Each year a president and vice-president are appointed to serve the connexion.


The Ecumenical Scene

Orpington Methodist Church is a member of Churches Together in Orpington and has good relationships with other local churches such as these.
All Saints Church of England, Orpington
web page
All Souls Church of England, Pratts Bottom web page
Chelsfield Methodist Church
Christ Church Church of England, Orpington
web page
Crofton Baptist Church
web page
Green Street Green Baptist Church web page
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, Orpington web page
Hope Church, New Frontiers & Evangelical Alliance web page
Orpington Baptist Church web page
Orpington Methodist Church (this is us)
New Covenant Church, Orpington 
web page
St Andrews Church of England, St Mary Cray
St Giles the Abbot Church of England, Farnborough
web page
St Johns United Reformed Church, Orpington web page 
St Martin of Tours Church of England, Chelsfield web page
St Marys Church of England, Green Street Green web page
St Michael and All Angels Roman Catholic Church, Locksbottom web page
St Nicholas Church of England, Farnborough web page
St Paul's Church of England, Crofton web page
Unity Church Ramsden

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is the national body which oversees the work and co-operation of the wider church in Britain and Ireland. web page
Street Pastors web page  
Street Pastors patrol the streets of Orpington on a Friday night.  They have teams in many towns and city centres, bringing a caring Christian presence amongst the night-life.  
Orpington Street Pastors  contact


Charitable Links

Friends of Matthew Rusike Children's Home in Zimbabwe (MRCH) We have been long-standing friends of MRCH, supporting orphaned and abandoned children in Zimbabwe.  web page 
Some of the charities we have supported recently:
Action for Children -
supporting the UK's most vulnerable children for as long as it takes  web page   
Bible Society - e
xists because millions lack the Bible in a language they can understand, in a form they can use or at a price they can afford 
web page
  
Christian Aid -
works with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty - web page 
Harris HospisCare with St Christopher's -
provides free palliative care for people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses across Bromley  web page 

Fegans Child & Family Care - offers a variety of support to children and families - from counselling a child in their school to helping a mother provide boundaries for children. Fegans seek to enable children, empower parents and equip churches  web page  
The Heal Project Zambia -
run by and for people living with AIDS and orphans  web page  
The Karibuni Trust -
supporting street children in Kenya  web page 
Keir Hardie Methodist Church  
web page 
Methodist Homes -
providing care homes, housing and support services for older people throughout Britain web page 
Methodist Relief & Development Fund -
supporting the poorest of the poor in three ways: long term development, humanitarian aid and development education.  web page 
Spinnaker Trust -
helping schools in South East London and Kent to engage with Christianity web page 


Other Web Sites worth a look


Ship of Fools - A
humorous online Christian magazine - web page 
Pray As You Go - Ignation Daily Prayer and Meditation - contemplative prayer resource - very popular with people using MP3 and headphones on daily commute  web page  
The Family Friendly Churches Trust - webpage contains many resources for making your church attractive web page 
The Alban Institute -
Offers a free weekly newsletter which often contains interesting and worthwhile ideas web page 
Playtime - 
A magazine on the Engage website - an unmissable resource for all those involved in toddler groups web page 
Magnet -
A Christian magazine  web page 
Re Jesus -
An encouraging site for those who are curious about Jesus  web page 
The Hunger Site -
Click on the button once a day and the sponsors will donate money to help feed the hungry web page
Groundwire web page


Daily Bible Reading Notes:
A Word in Time - Daily Bible study linked to the Methodist Prayer Handbook  web page  
BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) web page 
Christ Notes 
web page
Scripture Union web page
UCB (United Christian Broadcasters) web page

The Bible online:
BibleGateway web page
Good News Bible web page
New International Version web page
New Revised Standard web page

Can't get to church on Sunday? 
For corporate worship
visit St Pixels, the church of the internet
 
web page 

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