Category Archives: Methodism

Racial Justice Sunday

O God, you created all people in your image. We thank you for the astonishing variety of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of friendship, and show us your presence in those who differ … Continue reading

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Week one at Walworth

Well, that was an exciting, challenging and frequently confusing first week. It began with the circuit welcome service for me and my colleague David Hardman on Saturday 30th August, continued with a succession of meetings and conversations on and off … Continue reading

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Call to prayer for Iraq and Syria on 31 August

From the Methodist Media Service: Methodists urged to pray for those enduring ‘living nightmare’ of persecution People are being urged to dedicate a special time of prayer to the ongoing crisis in Iraq and Syria next Sunday. The President and … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye properly

Churches have various ways of saying ‘hello’ to a new minister/pastor/priest. In some denominations this includes a formal licensing or induction at the beginning of a new period of ministry. The Methodist Church does things slightly differently; as we are … Continue reading

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Preaching houses and cathedral choirs

Last week we took a short break of four nights in the beautiful and historic city of York. This was a gift from my parents; a much-delayed 25th wedding anniversary present. Mary Ann had never been to York before and … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Behold the servant of the Lord!

The theme we followed  in worship this Sunday was ‘the Potter and the clay’, following Jeremiah 18:1-10, which describes Jeremiah’s visit to a potter’s house and how God spoke to Jeremiah through the actions of the potter. This is a … Continue reading

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Embedding the Ethos of Belonging Together

An important three year project has just come to a close, as the Methodist Media Service reports: The Belonging Together project has sought to affirm values of inclusiveness across the Methodist Connexion through the production of resources and new ways … Continue reading

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