Monthly Archives: July 2011

In Wesley’s Footsteps (4): Spitalfields

Spitalfields (originally the ‘Hospital Fields’ after the nearby priory hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate) was built over in the late 17th/early 18th centuries. It became a major settlement of French Huguenot (Reformed Protestant) refugees, who arrived in England in … Continue reading

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In solidarity and prayer with Norway

From the Methodist Church Media Service: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims who were killed in the atrocity that happened in Norway over the weekend. Roy Crowder, Partnership Coordinator for Europe, has been in touch … Continue reading

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Review: Lemongrass

One of the great things about living in London is the incredible variety of restaurants. We do like to try out new places and recently had our first visit to a local restaurant which is unique in London and possibly … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Come, ye thankful people, come

The lectionary is presently working through chapter 13 of Matthew’s Gospel, which is a compendium of Jesus’ parables of the kingdom. Last Sunday’s Gospel reading was the Parable of the Wheat and Tares (Matthew 13:24-30 plus the allegorical interpretation of the … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: What shall we offer our good Lord

‘What shall we offer our good Lord’ is John Wesley’s translation of August Spangenberg’s hymn ‘Der Konig ruht, und schauet doch’, written in 1734 and published in 1737. It is based on verses 11, 12 and 13 of Spangenberg’s original. … Continue reading

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Methodist Conference draws to a close after a week of worship, debate and celebration

Final Conference post from the Methodist Media Service. The 2011 Methodist Conference has drawn to a close in Southport after six days of prayer, worship and debate. The annual Conference is the governing body of the Church and meets in … Continue reading

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Big Society: Engagement not endorsement, says Methodist Church

Methodist Conference continues. One interesting topic of debate is how the Church reponds to the Conservative Government’s ‘Big Society’. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to listen into the debate, but here’s the press release: Today the Methodist Church agreed that, … Continue reading

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