Greenford Methodist Church Opens as Vaccination Centre

Greenford Methodist Church has recently opened its doors once again. On this occasion to deliver a new Coronavirus Vaccination Centre in conjunction  with NHS England London Team and Roxannes Pharmacy. After almost twelve months of isolation during closure of the building, it once again has a beating heart which is welcoming people as they receive their vaccine.

A warmth and spirit of the church premises is now very evident as up to 200 people visit us each day. 

It is an exciting opportunity for the church to support the NHS initiative to provide the focus for a local centre for vaccination with ease of access and good transport links.

The vaccination hub opened on 25 February 2021 following extensive fitting out and installation of equipment for the infrastructure and technology to ensure the success of this venture. From the beginning of February negotiations had been underway to provide with the NHS and Roxannes Pharmacy assistance in the local delivery of the Coronavirus vaccine. This was to become part of a critical step forward in improving the availability of the service and the church site is ideally located to assist in this to the local community.

The centre is available seven days each week from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Many people from the wider church family have given up their time to volunteer and support the day-to-day running of the venue. This has ensured a smooth and successful start to the service. The picture shows Mr Shamir Patel and his team from Roxannes Pharmacy welcoming to the centre Mr James Murray – Member of Parliament for Ealing North.

The overall timescale is uncertain at present however the initial agreement with the NHS is for a six month period from February 25 until the end of August 2021.

Everyone involved has responded in such a positive way to this new initiative for the church’s role in helping to serve the local community.

Thank you to all those who have provided time and support and generously given their prayers and blessings to this new arrangement.


First published on: 1st April 2021