Picnic In the Park – 1st July 2018 by Philip Bee

One of the tragedies of our time is the flood of refugees that has been spawned by violence in Syria. It is almost 3 years since images emerged of a 3 year old boy, Aylan Kurdi, who was washed up on a beach near Bodrum, Turkey, after his family attempted the treacherous crossing to Kos … Continued

Message from President & Vice President of the Methodist Conference

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Loraine N Mellor and Jill Baker, have released the following statement to mark Ascension Day, when Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven.   The month of May includes a number of important dates in the Christian calendar: Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday all … Continued

Employment Oppurtunity!

We are looking for a creative, flexible person to join our existing Families and Children’s team. If you have a passion for the gospel and the skills, confidence and ability to lead our churches in this area of ministry we would very much like to hear from you. Closing date for the post is the … Continued

Welcome to Spring by Alan Wilthew

Dear Friends, We are approaching the time of Spring and will look forward to celebrate Easter soon. We think of new beginnings. When we think of the seasons we usually put Spring as the start of the year, however in many cultures winter is seen as the start of the year. The growth of summer … Continued

ACTION – Sainsburys and Fairtrade by Paul Morrison

Sainsburys have just ceased selling Fairtrade own-brand tea and are threatening to drop the Fairtrade label from all other produce. A pilot project will instead set up a new Sainsburys fairly traded scheme under terms defined by the company and not accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation. Other supermarkets could follow suit. This is a huge … Continued