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…
What sort of welcome would Mary and Joseph receive if they wound up in the UK, instead of Bethlehem, this Christmas? #averybritishnativity challenges us to rethink what we know about the nativity story, by highlighting the treatment and experiences of asylum seekers living in the UK.
Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministeries
Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries (WPM), also known as Vitalise, won the gold award for the Best Project Advancing the Christian Faith at the national Christian Funders’ Forum (CFF) Awards at a special ceremony at Lambeth Palace last night, 17 November. WPM, a Fresh Expression of Church, is a joint initiative between…
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…
Safeguarding Leadership Module
Safeguarding Leadership Module – 22nd October 0930-1600 at Walsall Central Hall. To book please contact Margaret Reynolds. Participants should bring their own lunch but tea/coffee will be provided.
Lichfield Diocese Prisons Week | October 2016
I am part of the Lichfield Cathedral Prisons Group as the ecumenical representative, and as an ex prison chaplain when I was in the Chester & Stoke District. For prisons week this year the Cathedral has a number of ways in which it is seeking to highlight the work of…
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.