Brookside Church

There has been a Methodist church in East Barnet since 1915 when it was still a village community.  It is still known as ‘the village’ locally and the church is situated at the foot of Cat Hill (made famous by John Betjeman in Summoned by Bells) where it joins Church Hill Road. Image of original tin church
War Memorial outside Brookside The Village War Memorial, with its distinctive celtic cross, stands outside the church.

The premises are a mixture of buildings from 1930, 1967 and 1972 and are have been  being renewed throughout in recent years. 

Over the last 14 years we have undertaken a major renewal of the church end of the building. 

The first stage which transformed the front of the church and provided much needed new facilities was completed early in 2006. 

The refurbishment of the sanctuary area was completed in 2012, and has involved the replacement of the old gloomy windows with clear glass transforming the church with beautiful light and a new effective heating system! The fixed pews were removed and replace with chairs of different colours (purple, pink and burgundy) all with arms! 

The church was carpeted throughout and flexible staging introduced.  The church is often laid out in different ways!

We have completed the upgrading the hall, kitchen and toilets in the 1930's end of the building along with putting in an internal ramp between the two parts of the building helping those in wheelchairs to be able to go through the building without having to go outside.

Our congregation is changing and growing and we enjoy welcoming visitors and newcomers into our midst.

Regular Activities

Services take place on Sunday at 10:45am with Holy Communion taking place once a month (usually 1st Sunday) along with Junior Church.

Weekly on Thursdays at 11am we have a midweek Communion service.

Each Saturday morning between 10 & 12 we have a thriving coffee morning.

Wednesday evenings there is a craft group

Monthly on zoom we hold a evening worship service on the 1st Tuesday at 8pm.  Please contact us for the zoom details.

Image of inside of Brookside showing chairs and communion tableImage of inside of Brookside showing chairs set out for concertImage of inside of Brookside showing chairs on its reopening day

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