Who We Are
Wesley-Knox is located in Wortley Village, in the heart of Old South London. Wesley-Knox is a uniting as well as a United church. Founded in 1874, the present building was erected in 1881 and enlarged in 1908. At that time, it was known as Askin Street Methodist Church. With church union in 1925, it was renamed Wesley United Church. In 1972, it amalgamated with Knox United Church, and in 2006, with Centennial United Church.
Open doors, open hearts, open minds...
We try to be a welcoming, caring church. About one half of our members come from Old South London, the rest from all over the city of London and beyond. We are not a church that has all the answers. Some of us are settled in our faith, others are seekers. But wherever we are on our faith journeys, we try to be respectful of one another as we come together to proclaim and celebrate the love of God through worship and through service.
Wesley-Knox United Church is a community of Christians which, through God’s love, seeks to welcome and nurture everyone.
Five years ago, Wesley-Knox embarked on an exciting visioning exercise. Over several weeks, Wesley-Knox members were asked to respond to a variety of questions about their church. Everyone was invited to a special day to review responses to the questions and to discuss the nature of our church, our goals and our priorities. Out of the discussions came four statements:
Being an open, welcoming church that embraces diversity
Being a church with a strong commitment to mission and outreach
Being a church where participation is encouraged and made easy
Being a teaching church that for all ages, feeds the mind and spirit
These four statements now guide all of our endeavors.