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Fairtrade Competition

“Come on in” Design an A4 invitation to a Fairtrade event, real or imaginary. Remember to include the Fairtrade Mark Open to individuals, schools, colleges and groups of all ages Prizes will be awarded to 3 different age-groups: Pre-school Under 12s Under 18s Adults (18+) Closing Date: Weds 21 st March 2018 Fairtrade Footballs and [...]

By | 2018-01-20T20:39:27+01:00 January 20th, 2018|Children, Fellowship, Fun, Mission, National, Young Children, Young People|0 Comments

Reflections of a Lay Pastor: August 16th 2015

Am I alone in feeling as much sympathy with the refugees in Calais as I do for those stuck in Kentish traffic jams on their way to a well-earned holiday?  Am I alone in thinking that people with the gumption to get themselves across the world from Afghanistan or Somalia even to get to Calais, [...]

Steven Wild – NEW President of the Conference

A couple of weeks ago, The Methodist Church inaugurated Rev Steven Wild as the new President of Conference.  In his inaugural address at the Conference in Southport, he challenged each Methodist Church in Britain to aim to bring just one person to faith in the coming year, saying: "Let's take God seriously.  I want to help [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:27:12+01:00 July 20th, 2015|Mission, National|0 Comments

IS “CITIZENS” THE NEW ECUMENISM?

At a packed hall (700+ people) in Beeston, people from a wide range of Churches, Mosques and schools, with trades unionists and universities' representatives, business leaders, Council leaders and politicians - people of diverse faith perspectives and none - came together for the amazing first Leeds Citizens Assembly. 10 years on from the awful [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:27:13+01:00 July 8th, 2015|National, Special Events|0 Comments

New Museum of Methodism

A museum telling the story of Methodism's immense influence on Britain and the world opened in central London on Saturday 25th May.  Situated in the crypt of the "Cathedral of Methodism", Wesley's Chapel, the Museum of Methodism promises to take visitors on a journey of spiritual discovery. It is a project that has brought together [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:28:40+01:00 June 2nd, 2013|Health and Hobbies, National|0 Comments

fleshandblood

WHAT IF THE CHURCH SAW BLOOD AND ORGAN DONATION AS A PART OF ITS GIVING? fleshandblood is a campaign to mobilise the church to increase the number of blood & organ donors in the UK, a call to recognise a need and respond with an act of generosity.  Founded as a partnership between Kore and NHS [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:29:05+01:00 February 16th, 2013|Fellowship, Mission, National, The Future|0 Comments

Lectionary Reflection for August 26th 2012

Paul finishes his letter to the Ephesians (6:10-20) with a passage about putting on the whole armour of God.  This analogy of a war has been applied by many people to living a Christian life.  The key message is that you can’t know what the world is going to throw at you, so get prepared [...]

Lectionary Reflection for March 25th 2012

A famous psalm today, number 51.  The psalmist is suddenly overwhelmed by his sinfulness, he can’t stand it, he wants a pure heart.  I know how he feels. There are so many issues in the world that are cause for concern.  Weekly emails from Avaaz and 38 degrees invite me to sign up on one [...]

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