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Celebrating Community - Loving lives - Empowering Change

Welcome to our website!

You are very welcome to join us in worship at 10.30 am on a Sunday. You can't miss our huge brick building on Barking Road, opposite Plaistow Police Station, but the entrance is tucked away on the right hand side. For more information, you might like the April Neighbourhood News or the June issue of the church magazine.

Tuesday is a good day to drop into the church building. The WAF CAF is open from 11 am - 2 pm in the big hall at the front serving a hot, home-cooked lunch. And for older people the Active Tuesdays club in the Welcome Centre helps keep mind and body active with crafts, gardening, Tai Chi, outings and more. 

Plaistow South Arts Hub - this September

New for September in the Memorial Community Church building - free drop-in art sessions run by our friends at Rosetta Art Centre. Everybody is welcome! If you'd like any more information in advance you can email Philippa,  At the moment we just have funding for daytime sessions but we'd like to try evening ones as well  - email if you'd be interested. 

Spring Market 23 April 2016


Some photos from the most recent market on the forecourt of the church and  Swift. Thanks to all who came and ran stalls. The next one is planned for September. 

Neighbourhood Survey

Thanks to everyone who took part in our local survey earlier this year. Your can read it here: Plaistow Neighbourhood Survey 2015.  

Newham Recorder

The local paper  had a great article about one of our neighbours finding her great-uncle's name on the Memorial bells on  Heritage Open Day last year. Read it here.


A  pop-up cafe, the WAF CAF, is open every Tuesday from 11 am - 2 pm in the large hall at the front of the church building. It is run by a group of mums called the We Are Family Co-operative and serves delicious home-cooked food. Come along for lunch! More info here. 


Find out more

There's lots going on during the week in our buildings - we hope you enjoy browsing this website.  If you can't find what you're looking for, please do ring 020 7474 6603 or or email us on or drop in. 


 Local Heroes

Find out all about the Memorial Bells and the fallen servicemen from the First World War they commemorate on a fantastic website,, created with a grant from  Heritage Lottery Fund.


Memorial Community Church was formerly St Andrew's Church and Memorial Baptist Church. The two started worshipping and working together in January 2006 and officially merged in 2008. 




Get in touch

The Welcome Centre is open Wednesdays 10.30 am – 12 and Thursdays 2 – 4 pm. Please feel free to drop in for a chat.

At other times, contact the church office on:

020 7474 6603