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Visit of President and Vice-President to the District

Dear colleagues Greetings for the New Year. I hope that you managed to have some measure of rest and refreshment in the midst of all the celebrations. This is to update you on a few matters: Changes in Superintendency The President of Conference accepted Kevin Jones’ resignation as a Methodist…

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…

Thy Kingdom Come

Are you organising an event in the District in relation to Thy Kingdom Come?  Then make sure you get an application in for help with funding for your event. The application can be found here.

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…

An Update from Rwanda

I received greetings this morning from Bishop Samuel Kayinamura in Kigali, a good friend to the District through our partnership with the Free Methodist Church in Rwanda. I had only just been thinking of him as I listened to the Rwandan spokeswoman on Radio 4 defend the country’s decision to…

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…