Our latest news
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have made the following statement in response to the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Revd Richard Teal and Carolyn Lawrence said: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We will remember Prince Philip’s dedicated support of Her Majesty The Queen for over 70 years, and his long and exceptional service to the country and to the Commonwealth. We thank God for the Duke’s commitment to hundreds of voluntary organisations and the positive impact his Award Scheme has had on the lives of millions of young people.
In her grief, we pray that the Queen will be comforted by her strong faith in the days and weeks ahead and we extend our condolences to her and all of the Royal Family”
Give Thanks for Your Vaccine
We are very excited to have partnered with Christian Aid, to encourage people to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and to provide an opportunity to help others in crisis across the world. To read about our appeal please click here, and to make a donation please visit https://events.tapsimple.org/online/christian-aid/yorkshirewestvaccineappeal
At the outbreak of the Coronavirus the Government were keen to stress the importance of keeping well both physically and mentally. In this 15 minute exercise Revd Tim Moore leads us through a mindfulness practice with some help and guidance on how to stay emotionally well. Tim is a presbyter in Huddersfield and teaches mindfulness as a part of his pioneer work.
- In this episode, Tim Moore talks to us about contemplative and Centering prayer. He continues to help us with our wellbeing and gives guidance on the power of gratitude.
- In our third episode, Tim looks at mindfulness and psychological distancing.
Please click here for a Safeguarding Training Update.
The District Safeguarding Officers, Susan Wishart, Barbara Hutchinson and Emma Goodley
will continue to be available as usual by phone, text or email to respond to any safeguarding concerns.
Susan Wishart, one of our District Safeguarding Officers, writes, "Our colleagues in the North West had the idea for Bereavement Bags, small brown carriers containing tiny wooden crosses, a candle to light, a packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds, tea bags and a selection of printed prayers and readings for three situations; one for people who have been unable to go to a funeral, one for someone whose loved one has died and one for someone who is dying. They are a gesture of support and care from the Methodist Church for people in these very difficult times when the normal grieving process, which includes funerals and getting together with family and friends, has not been possible. For a short time there is no cost and they can be ordered through the Superintendent Ministers."
The latest copy of the District Newsletter (Spring 2021) is now available. Click here to download a copy.
Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World
Our Deputy Chair, Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, has been involved in putting together a new booklet, ‘Acting in God’s Love: Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World’. This practical theological resource uses the document 'Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct' produced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). It aims to help you gain a practical understanding towards application of the guidelines, provide a wider perspective of the UK context and develop deeper theological reflection on interfaith engagement.
Copies of the booklet can be downloaded from the Churches Together in Britain & Ireland website.