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The Revd Christopher (Chris) Hardy

Rev’d Chris Hardy, a Methodist Minister who began work in the Shropshire and Marches Circuit last September, has died suddenly and unexpectedly at home. Whilst he had only been in post for a short period, Chris has already made many good relationships with local people.  He worked with Methodist congregations…

Ministers Don’t Move A Muscle About Benefit Sanctions

Ministers gathered at Presbyteral Synod didn’t move a muscle yesterday to challenge the regime of sanctions applied to those receiving benefit payments.  Synod was addressed by Paul Morrison of the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) which represents the Methodist Church on issues of social justice.  Santions involve benefit payments being…

New Site for the Chair’s Blog

Now that Rachel is in post she will be making more use of Facebook as a means for communicating with people and sharing her travels and thoughts. You can follow her travels by heading across to the Facebook Page and liking it.

Methodist Conference 2016

This week I have been at Methodist Conference meeting at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, it’s been an excellent but long week. Above is a picture from the closing act of worship and below is a picture of some of the District representatives.

Fishley Rock

Each year the Walsall Methodist Circuit organise a service at Fishley Rock in Pelsall where it is suggested that John Wesley preached from. This year it was my chance to preach from that spot.

District Pilgrimage

This years District Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has started, pictures will appear here as they come in. The Church of the Annunciation Revd Ivor Sperring eating Ice Cream.                                          …

Neuroscience: Body, mind and free will

So far this week I have been at St John’s University in Durham on a three day conference looking at Neuroscience: Body, mind and free will. An excellent few days linking science and religion.

Fair Trade Fortnight

As part of Fair Trade Fortnight I attended a Mayoral Reception at the Mayor’s Parlour in Wolverhampton held in partnership with Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership, it was a wonderful morning and great to see schools getting involved in the fair trade initiative.

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.