Chinese Methodist Church
In 2010, a couple who live in Loughborough opened up their own Chinese restaurant and welcomed Christians and others from the same business to their restaurant for bible study and worship the Lord. This is how God's work has begun. Two years later, under the guidance of God, the brothers and sisters in Christ together with Rev. David Foo from the UK Chinese Methodist Mission set up Loughborough Chinese Methodist Church on the 1st January 2012. We started meeting at The Good Shepherd Church, and by November 2021 we had outgrown the Good Shepherd and started meeting at Trinity Methodist Church.
The Chinese congregation began as a house meeting, then under the influence of Rev David Foo, a supernumerary minister from Malaysia, it grew and began regular Sunday worship in a local Anglican building in Loughborough. Rev Foo continues to support the congregation, visiting once a month.
With about 20 regulars and up to 35 to 40 worshipers depending on the seasons, as some members go back to their country of origins for several months to visit their families. The Chinese congregation is mainly formed of middle class young families but we also have members who are currently working in or have retired from the Chinese takeaway or restaurant business. Nearly half of our members travel from Leicester to attend the Church service in Loughborough. Most church members do not belong to any particular denomination and have basic theological outlook. The church has bi-weekly fellowship meeting, bible study and a weekly Sunday school.