Monthly Archives: June 2011

Methodist Conference comes to Southport

From the Methodist Church Media Service. The Methodist Conference will meet at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre from 30 June to 7 July 2011, for the first time in more than 10 years. The Conference is the Church’s governing … Continue reading

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Sermon: All are welcome

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. Matthew 10:40-42 Welcome! Welcome to church! Let’s spend a moment greeting each other and saying welcome. That’s a very simple gesture. You don’t get much more down to earth than an ordinary word … Continue reading

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Methodist President urges South Korean government to resume food aid

From the Methodist Church Media Service: The Methodist Church in Britain has expressed solidarity with the people of Korea after Churches distributing food aid were threatened with legal action by the South Korean government. Revd Alison Tomlin, President of the … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Where cross the crowded ways of life

The choice of this hymn in worship this morning was inspired by the opening line of the third verse: The cup of water given for thee still holds the freshness of thy grace – a clear reference to Matthew 10:42, … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s Footsteps (3): West Street Chapel

In a backstreet near Seven Dials is an unassuming building that is a rare survivor from the early Methodist movement. This is the West Street Chapel. A plaque on the wall states ‘John and Charles Wesley preached here frequently’, which perhaps underplays … Continue reading

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Primary colour madness in M&M’s World

Yesterday Mary Ann and I headed off to visit London’s newest attraction: M&M’s World. Occupying four floors of the building erected on the site of the Swiss Centre (which also houses the ‘funky’ W London Hotel and luxury penthouse apartments), … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and…

The Methodist Conference meets from 30th June to 7th July in sunny Southport and the agenda can be downloaded from the Conference website. It’s been years since I was last at Conference; one of the things that has changed is … Continue reading

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