Methodist Central Hall

London (Westminster, Chelsea & South), London & South-East England


Administrator - church@mchw.org.uk

020 7654 3809


Opening Times

Every Sunday at 11:00 and 18:00 for worship. See website for daily visiting hours.


Grade II listed
Wesley's Café (in basement)

Monday–Friday 08:00 - 16:00; Saturday–Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Toilets available
Also nearby

Faces Westminster Abbey & Wesley's memorial and Westminster School, where Charles Wesley was educated and his elder brother Samuel Wesley Junior was an 'usher' or master.

Methodist Central Hall

In 1898, the Wesleyan Methodist Church set up the '20th Century Fund' with the aim of raising '1 million guineas from 1 million Methodists'.

A 50-volume 'Historic Roll' records all those who donated. £250,000 of the £1,075,727 raised was used to build this 'monumental memorial hall', which opened in 1912 and continues, as intended, to serve as a church and conference centre.

Designed by Edwin Rickards, the Great Hall seats 2,350 people and has a splendid, decorated ferroconcrete dome and 4,731 pipe organ. Meeting place of the inaugural General Assembly of the United Nations. Manning statue of John Wesley (marble, 19th century) on display.