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

Synod

Future dates of Synod 

Representative
21st April 2018

Presbyteral

21st November 2017, 22nd March 2018

Representative Synod September 2017

Our focus for the Autumn Synod was an introduction to the theme of Vocations and three videos were produced of people across the District talking of their own vocations and how they fulfil them.  Links to the videos can be found below.

Vickie Heydon-Matterface on Story Telling in the Brownhills and Willenhall Circuit

Tiras Dainty-Share on Interfaith Youth Work in the Dudley and Netherton Circuit

Carol Rowley on the FoodBank at Ablewell Advice in the Walsall Circuit

We also received a report from the District Reps to Conference who produced a video highlighting some of the key discussions which took place at Conference 2017, the video can be found here.

Our District Treasurer shared with us ‘The Parable of the Rich Church’, a copy of which can be found here.

Representative Synod September 2016

Video’s regarding Methodist Conference 2016 can be found here.

An order for the Love Feast we shared in Synod can be found here.

Some photographs from the day can be found here.

Representative Synod April 2016

A report on the Spring Synod in 2016 can be found here.

Representative Synod on 12th September 2015

Representative Synod met in Wednesbury on the 12th September for the first Synod of the new Connexional Year.  The theme for the Synod was around Discipleship and the Synod was addressed by Revd Andrew Roberts of the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network before we split into five workshops looking at different aspects of Discipleship.

For those interested in Andrew’s keynote address it can now be downloaded from here

Keynote Address Dare to Dream

A Notice of Motion was also presented to Synod relating to the current Refugee Crisis.  This was adopted by Synod and has been sent to all MP’s within the District.  If you would like a copy of the resolution for your own use it can be found here

NoM Refugees

Synod also approved a letter to be sent to MP’s within the District in relation to Climate Change.  This letter has now been sent and a version which can be used by the wider District can be found below, along with Conference Report.

Climate Change Letter for wider use

Conference Report Fossil Fuels and Ethical Investment

A write up on the September 2015 Synod can now be found below.

Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District report form Synod September 2015

Representative Synod on 18th April 2015

Representative Synod which took place at Dudley Collage on 18th April and was joined by Wild Goose Resource Group, part of the Iona Community.

The Synod was a great day of worship and fellowship giving us the opportunity to look at some of the Wild Goose Hymns and Songs found in Singing the Faith.

Presbyteral Synod met on the 19th March 2015

This synod is all about people – we heard reports about and testimony’s from our probationers, we heard from those who are wanting to “sit down” in September and we all reaffirmed our ministries and the discipline of the Methodist church that we are called and ordained into, at our annual communion service. Our communion bread was made on site, as every member of synod had earlier been given the opportunity to make bread, and explore Bread Church.
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Our first Representative Synod of the new Connexional Year took place at Trinity Codsall Methodist Church in the Wolverhampton Circuit on 13th September 2014.

It was a delight to welcome the Vice-President of The Methodist Conference to join us at Synod on this occasion and to address members of the topic of Mental Health and the Church.  Synod then broke into workshops covering different aspects of this topic.

Synod concluded it’s Autumn Business in the traditional way by joining together in Holy Communion led by the Chair of District, Revd John Howard.

A few photo’s at synod taken by Vickie Heydon – Matterface

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 A report on what happened at Synod can be found here District report of Synod september 2014