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 to worship the Lord. This is how God's work began. 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.
In the past two years, more than 100 regular worshipers have attended the church, and most of them come from Hong Kong. They are mainly families and have settled around Loughborough, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham. The church has a weekly bible study, prayer meeting and Sunday school for ages 5 to 16. There are 3 fellowships and 3 sports groups. The church is very concerned about the youth growing so a Youth Lay Worker is employed to serve them.