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Our History


The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, made many visits to Colchester, usually on horseback, between 1758 and 1790. Methodists were active in the area from that time but it was not until 1895 that our present church was built. Since then it has undergone several refurbishments, the last being in 1989.

We are part of the Colchester ‘Circuit’ which has 7 churches and the ‘Circuit’ is in the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District. Our  Minister, Rev Chris Preece, has oversight over more churches than ours and so cannot be with us every Sunday. It is the normal practice for Methodist ministers to move Circuits about every five years.

We work closely with our local churches and have a covenant with St Michael's Anglican Church, St Joseph's Catholic Church and New Growth Ministry (Baptist Communion Church).


As Mile End has developed we have tried to move with the times, but, whatever the time, we hope there is always a friendly welcome at The Well!

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