Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hymn of the week: Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Last week was incredibly busy, with no chance for a day off and no time to update the blog.. Thank goodness today is a public holiday. This week’s hymn was my choice of opening hymn on Sunday at Caledonian Road … Continue reading

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A prayer for those affected by the recent storms in the USA

From the Methodist Church website: The past few weeks have seen the Southern United States battered by a series of floods and storms that have taken their toll in number of lives lost, property destroyed and the most vulnerable having … Continue reading

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Sermon: Called to preach (Aldersgate Sunday/Admission of Local Preachers)

A sermon written for the Service of Admission of Miss Dawn Coates and Deacon Brian Purchase to the office of Local Preacher. Archway Methodist Church 22nd May 2011 (Aldersgate Sunday). The service in which we share today does not come … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: O for a thousand tongues to sing

Sunday is Aldersgate Sunday, the nearest Sunday to 24th May, celebrated by Methodists worldwide as the anniversary of John Wesley’s 1738 ‘conversion experience’ in a religious society meeting in Aldersgate. For the Islington and Camden Mission Circuit Aldersgate Sunday this … Continue reading

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Methodist Ministers: employees or not?

What exactly is the legal status of Methodist Ministers in the UK: are we employed, self-employed or something else entirely? The answer is that we are something else entirely – ‘office holders’. Or to be more precise, sometimes we are … Continue reading

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£3 billion down payment sir? That’ll do nicely…

From the Methodist Church News Service: Church leaders oppose Government’s decision to sign a £3 billion cheque for nuclear submarines that might not be bought Church leaders have denounced the Government’s decision yesterday to spend at least £3 billion on … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: The Lord’s my shepherd

As I am on leave this week, I’m not preaching today. But as it’s ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ (with the Gospel text focus on Jesus as the shepherd of the sheep) I would quite likely choose this familiar (some would say … Continue reading

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