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Pilgrims follow St Chad’s footsteps from Repton to Lichfield

Up to 100 pilgrims battled the elements as they followed in the footsteps of St Chad from Derbyshire into Staffordshire. The 19-mile St Chad Pilgrimage from Repton to Lichfield involved church leaders from throughout the Midlands from across Christian denominations. It followed a similar event in 2017 from Birmingham to…

Courageous Lent: Interfaith Friendships

This week was a proud one for the District with two of our Circuits; Walsall and Brownhills & Willenhall; receiving a Silver Award from the Christian-Muslim Forum for the twinning relationship they have built with sisters and brothers of the Minhaj-Ul-Quran Mosque in Walsall. Liam Dacre-Davis and Liz Dunning represented…

Courageous Lent: Spoken Words

A treat today: this is an original piece of Spoken Word written for the Courageous Day Out by our poet-in-residence, Chloe Tissiman, whose faith was formed within the AD33 youth project which was jointly run by Kinver Methodist Church with St Peter’s, Kinver. Very many thanks to Chloe for the…

Courageous Lent: Daring to do things differently

The inspiration for today’s post is the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid. Born in Somaliland, Magid came to the UK as a child refugee in 1994 aged 5, fleeing the Somali Civil War. He arrived with his mother and five siblings, speaking no English. They settled in Burngreave in…

Courageous Lent: Adoption

*This is the second unsolicited “guest contribution” I’m delighted to post. It’s good to know that my own reflections are prompting others to reflect too. The image has also been chosen by the author. It’s “Dalit Madonna” by Jyoti Sahi and is part of the Methodist Art Collection.* This week…

Courageous Lent: On The Streets

When I originally envisioned this series, I imagined the focus mainly being on images, with a few well chosen words to accompany.  Instead the focus so far has been mostly on words. So today, I’m going to leave this image to speak for itself.  It was taken by Richard Hall,…

Courageous Endings

Thanks to the Telford Circuit who hosted Representative Synod on Saturday 13 April at Wrekin College.  We spent the morning thinking about what makes a ‘good ending; – to the life of a person or a congregation.  Very much helped in our thinking by Revd Gary Windon, Minister for Audlem…

Courageous Conversation

Our final Courageous Conversation will be with Jill Baker.

Courageous Conversation

Our second Courageous Conversation will be on the subject of Marriage and Relationships, come along and share in the conversations.