Metropolitan is a vibrant downtown congregation serving the community throughout the London area!
As a congregation, we are active with in-person Sunday services (9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) and streaming for those who prefer to watch from home (11:00 a.m. only). Our Fairmont Campus is heavily involved in outreach ministries in partnership with numerous organizations and offers worship services on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Our diverse and engaging children and youth activities are offered throughout the year.
Our Pastoral Care team tends to the needs of our membership and our Outreach team provides tangible opportunities to be involved in the needs of our neighbourhood and world.
There are opportunities to participate through our incredible music program (various choirs and handbell groups; children’s music, arts and theatre programs; organ and choir director mentorships, etc.), our fellowship groups (United Church Women UCW, the Men’s Club, Sanctuary Guild, etc.) and our prayer or study groups. The Centre for Practical Theology offers numerous opportunities for pilgrimages, study, conferences and experiential learning.
As a community partner, we are excited about the exciting adventure we are undertaking with London Symphonia as their primary concert facility! The first phase of the renovations (the sanctuary renovation) is almost complete, and more are planned. The upgrades provide the orchestra and other community groups access to an incredible concert hall with full stage lighting, sound and projection capabilities.
Groups across the city regularly use our facilities, including Western University Faculty of Music - orchestra, bands and choirs; Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts - one of only two elementary schools for the arts in Canada, located here in London; The London Citadel Band - one of the most prominent and most accomplished Salvation Army bands in the country.
Our facilities are also available to rent for events, meetings, speaking engagements, etc. Once our renovation is complete, more information will be available on our website about the specifications for each of our facilities. Please do check back in the Fall!
Met Streaming & Digital Archives - You can view our 11am Sunday service on this website or go directly to YouTube using the Big Red Button at the bottom of this page. This Digital Archives also house our most recent streamed services, Metropolitan Heritage Minutes, Music@Met videos and other digital archive videos.
Metropolitan United Church Choir School - The Choir School exists to provide high level professional musical training to auditioned children from across the London area. Training includes tuition in music theory, sight-singing, dictation and vocal technique.
Met Handbells - Handbells have been an active part of Met since the early 1990s. There are a number of handbell groups at Metropolitan, however the main performing ensemble is the Jubilate Bells. Other groups at the church are the Jubilate Quartet, QII, The Impello Bells and the Wee Ringers.
The Centre for Practical Theology - The Centre for Practical Theology (CPT) exists for people passionate about the intersection of theology and practice. It is a shared place for the community to gather, connect, learn, worship and belong. CPT is a missional congregation in London, Ontario.
We hope you enjoy getting to know Metropolitan!