The Sheffield Methodist District is holding an additional Representative Synod on
Saturday 27th February 2021 at 9.30 a.m. in order to discuss and vote upon the resolutions contained within the "God In Love Unites Us Report."
Whilst only Synod members will be able to vote on the resolutions, this is such an important conversation in our shared life that we are offering an open invitation to anyone to attend. This will hopefully enable everyone who wishes, to participate in or listen to, the conversation and debate.
If you would like to take up this opportunity, please register your interest by following this link – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcO6qqTksH9LfiREnq2mKLn3RHj097tv1
Please note that the deadline for registration is 19 February.
Whether you choose to share in this opportunity or not, I ask you please to continue to hold these conversations and decision making processes in your prayers.
District Chair – January 2021
The Representative Synod will focus on the "God In Love Unites Us" report which was presented to the Methodist Conference in June 2019. The report itself can be found at https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/12606/3240-10-amended-marriage-and-relationships-report.pdf
As you pray for this Synod or, if you are a voting member of Synod, as you prepare to participate in it, you may find it helpful to look at some other resources which offer a range of theological and biblical perspectives on the content of the report and provide other helpful insights into the use of scripture. These resources are listed below together with the links to where you might find them:
You can download and read the following documents from this page:
Cumbria Methodist District Study Guide
We Can Work It Out? – Study Guide by Revd Mark Dunn Wilson
Marriage and Sexuality – A Reflection by Revd Dr James H Grayson
God In Love Unites Us – A Statement by Revd Dr James H Grayson
Our Representative Synod, comprising over 100 ministers, circuit lay representatives and district officers, meets in September and April year. In addition to discussing formal business, synod is an opportunity for us gather as a district to worship, learn and share stories.
All office holders are asked to contribute to the annual Reports to Synod book which is circulated at the April meeting. You can find the latest version here: Reports to Synod
Presbyteral Synod is held in March, attended by presbyters from across our district.
Registration for synods is via our Events page, with details usually posted a month in advance. Dates of future synod gatherings are included on our District calendar.
Contact Margaret Mwailu, our Synod Secretary, for further information about our synods.
Please take the time to watch the series of video updates which were given to Synod in September 2020. They include worship, details from the Methodist Conference as well as updates about Safeguarding, EDI and Communications.
Each year we produce a Synod Directory which goes to all members of Synod and other relevant people. The latest version can be downloaded here. It is password protected, contact Katrin in the District Office to request the password.
An annual Prayer Diary is also produced and can be downloaded from this page. If you would like printed copies to share with others, contact Katrin in the District Office.