District Office, Beckminster Methodist Church, Wolverhampton, WV3 7BQ

The Holy Land

Israel Palestine February 2016 It was pouring with rain and cold. It felt like England! The water was enough to flood some of the more minor roads. As we went through the Beit Jala checkpoint the young soldiers looked even more uninterested than ever, that is uninterested except for a…

Wolverhampton Holocaust Memorial Service

The Wolverhampton Holocaust Memorial Service was this year organised by Wolverhampton Interfaith by the Superintendent of the Wolverhampton Circuit, Revd David Lavender.  It was good to see a number of Methodists at the event.

Parliamentary Covenant Service

To finish off the Chairs Meeting this week we were invited by Methodist Central Hall to join with them in the Houses of Parliament for the annual Parliamentary Covenant Service, what a wonderful service in such a wonderful location.

District Chair’s Meeting

On Monday and Tuesday of this week (11-12th January), District Chairs from across the Connexion have met together in London.  This is a regular gathering of District Chairs to discuss together, to have fellowship and to look at how the Church is engaging with the wider world.

District Staff Christmas Dinner

On Monday, members of the District Staff Team came together for our annual Christmas Dinner, I’m sure you would agree that the staff do an excellent job to support the work of the District and this is just a small way of thanking them for all they do.

Ecumenical Canon

On Sunday 13th December I was installed as an Ecumenical Canon of Lichfield Cathedral.  This represents the warm relationship between the Diocese of Lichfield and the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District.

Borderland Rural Chaplaincy

In the west of the District one of the most exciting pieces of work is the Rural Chaplaincy working  with farmers and others in the agricultural community.

Farewell to Revd Liz Smith

Yesterday and today marked my attendance at Stationing Matching Group 2, on the Monday evening the Chairs from across the Connexion gathered together to say farewell to our colleague Revd Liz Smith, currently Chair of the Leeds District, who is stepping down from the role due to ill health.  We…

Climate Change Rally

On Sunday 29th November Interfaith Wolverhampton organised a Rally on the issue of Climate Change ahead of the International Conference beginning today in Paris, something that we should have in mind – and something our September Synod discussed.  At Synod we agreed to send a letter to MP’s. Above is…


Over the last weekend I have been with around 600 young people from across the Connexion at 3Generate.  It was a great time of fellowship and worship.