Rev. Abe Konadu-Yiadom joined the Circuit on 1st September 2017 and has responsibility for Anerley and Upper Norwood Churches. Abe is a Ghanaian-born British citizen and mother of Matthew who is studying at University. Abe describes herself as a ‘cut through Methodist’. She has a background in the voluntary and statutory sectors, working for organisations including Diabetes UK, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and as Leysian Missioner (Lay Worker) at Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Mission, City Road, London. She’s an avid fan of Jane Austen, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and she also enjoys watching comedy with son Matthew.
As promised in my service on 3rd September a bit more about me…. born and raised in Ghana, I moved to England in the 1980s. I qualified initially as a Chef after completing my GCSEs and worked in the House of Commons but left her ‘hot-stoves’ (my mother has never forgiven me!) after two years to pursue a career in social care. Following this, I spent two decades in the UK voluntary and statutory sectors including Diabetes UK and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
My earliest recollection of Church was at the age of four. Some of the things that keep me spiritually excited are my strong identity in Methodism’s emphasis upon Wesleyan grace for all; social justice and seeing the Gospel as transforming relationships and communi-ties. Holy Communion, for me, is a conversion experience as well as remembrance. The music from the Taize and Northumbria Com-munities, Prayer for the Day, are also great sources of enrichment!
In 2013, I attended the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham for my initial training after ten years as Lay Worker at Wesley’s Chapel and the London North West Mission Circuits.
My other interests include Women’s Hour, The Archers, Emmer-dale & Coronation Street but please do not hold the latter against me! I am mother to Matthew, whom many of you have met and is cur-rently reading Philosophy at Newcastle University.
Finally, I pray that our passion to spread the ‘gossip’ (Gospel) will be a shared vision that recognises the offering of our individual gifts.
For now, may the Lord bless you all, and bless you Kindly,
Rev. Abe Konadu-Yiadom
Anerley is one of nine Churches that make up the Blackheath and Crystal Palace Circuit of the Methodist Church. We are a small but thriving Congregation that works hard to meet the needs of our local Community.
Our premises are well maintained and adaptable and we hope that you will find our friendly welcome as warm and welcoming as the premises themselves.
The Church has around 50 members and in addition to our regular Sunday Services we run or provide facilities for a wide range of different activities. These include, other Faith Groups, Bible Studies, The Penge Community Pre-School, Dance and Drama Groups for young people, A Social Group for the older members of the Church, Dog Training and Keep Fit. Our Halls are also available to hire at competitive prices for parties, clubs, associations and community activities.
Children and families are always welcome at Anerley and we have a Junior Church for the young people. However, on the fourth Sunday of the month we have a special family service when children, their parents and carers are particularly welcome to a family orientated and relaxed style of ‘All Age Worship’..
Baptisms, Weddings and, Funerals can be arranged with our Minister.
A full list of our weekly activities can be found on this website together with contact details for church officers and the leaders of groups who meet on the premises.
We are a small but thriving Church in Anerley/Penge, South London, to the North of the London Borough of Bromley and close to the Borough boundary with Croydon. We are part of the Blackeath and Crystal Palace Methodist Circuit, which is made up of 9 Churches in South East London. The other Churches are Burnt Ash, Eltham Park, Forest Hill, Hither Green, Lewisham, Sunfields, Upper Norwood and Wesley Hall Sydenham. Anerley has a membership of about 50 people of all ages from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Anyone of whatever Denomination, Faith or no Faith is very welcome at any of our Services or events.
The spiritual life of the Church is focused on Sunday morning worship and a Junior Church that are well attended by both members and adherents.
WEEKLY MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES
Morning Service 11am
Evening Service (2nd & 4th Sunday) 6.30pm
Junior Church 11am
Link Fellowship 1pm
Salvation Deliverance Ministry 2pm
MONDAY to FRIDAY
Penge Community Pre-School 9.20am to 4pm
Jumoke After School Club 3.30pm to 6pm
Harlequins Theatre Group 4pm to 6.30pm
Dog Training 7pm
Amaze Penge 9.30am to 12noon (term time only)
Only Believe Assembly 7pm
Community of Faith (Brazilian church) 7pm
Wednesday (Social) Club 8pm
Prayer and Devotional Meeting 10am to 11.30am
Tai Chi 7pm
Campbell School of Dance & Drama 4pm to 6.30pm
Community of Faith 5.30pm
Go to the 'Regular Activities' tab for contact details and more information about groups and organisations meeting at Anerley Methodist Church