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

Thy Kingdom Come Around the District

Updates from Rachel Back from pilgrimage to catch up with Thy Kingdom Come on Day 2. This morning I was at St Peter’s in Kinver to join in one of a series of four prayer meetings which are “Beating the Bounds of Staffordshire” at the four furthest extremes of the…

Enoch Powell 50 Years On

Over recent months Rachel, along with many others, have been reflecting on the infamous Rivers of Blood speech which was delivered 50 years ago by Wolverhampton MP Enoch Powell.  Rachel shares some of her thoughts in a recent Connexional Blog on Wesley Horse.  The blog can be found here.

District Pilgrimage 2018

Rachel and Ivor are leading a group of people from across the District on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Head.  Rachel is posting regularly on her Facebook Page, where possible I will also share information below. Day Nine Pilgrimage Day 9: Golan Heights It was a strange day to go…

Proposal to recognise Enoch Powell in Wolverhampton through a Blue Plaque:

A View from the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District of The Methodist Church The new series of ITV’s popular police drama Endeavour is set in 1968; the same year that Enoch Powell, then Conservative MP for Wolverhampton, made his “Rivers of Blood” speech.  In a recent episode featuring arson attacks upon Kenyan Asian…

Under 5’s and #LoveWins

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Grenfell Towers – and the terrorist horrors in Manchester and London – those ministers with Under 5 years of ministry who are stationed in the District contemplated the church’s possible responses to local and national tragedies when we met together on Thursday. We…

District Pilgrimage 2018

The 2018 District Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place between 30 April and 10 May 2018 again in partnership with McCabe Pilgrimages. The experience will consist of 11 days based in Jerusalem and Galilee departing from Manchester Airport and will be led by The Revd’s Rachel Parkinson and…

Thy Kingdom Come

More information on the Thy Kingdom Come initiative, a list of resources and details on local events can now be found on the Thy Kingdom Come page of the website.

Holiness and Justice

The Bristol and West Midlands Region of the DMLN have produced some excellent resources around the theme of Holiness and Justice based on the little booklet produced by the President and Vice-President of Conference. The resources can be found by following this link.

Praying for a Change

As part of the Presidential Visit we have an exciting event happening on Saturday 25th March linking the Presidential theme of Holiness and Justice along with the Thy Kingdom Come initiative. All the details relating to the day can be found on the picture, please feel free to contact the…

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…