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District News – 2 May 2023

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This Week's News

Correction to last week's news

The link to download the District Magazine is
Hopefully physical copies will be sent out from the circuits soon. Do take time to read and share it with others!

Taste Family Fun Day

Saturday 13 May – The Oakes, Norton, S8 8BA

Raise money for Taste and have fun too! Family ticket £15-£20 (includes BBQ and water themed games – be prepared to get wet!)
Book via the website

Chaplaincy and Discipleship

Monday 15 May – 7pm online

What does discipleship look like in a chaplaincy context?
How do chaplains journey with people in their discipleship?
Do chaplains disciple?
Come and join the conversation as we attempt to answer these questions with Abi Jarvis, Discipleship and Faith Formation Officer, and Gary Hopkins, Ministry Development Officer (Lay Ministries and Chaplaincy) for the Methodist Church.
Book your place here:

How to have a Greener home

Tuesday 16 May – St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church

Have you thought about what you could do to make your home greener but don't know where to start?
Come and find out about solar panels, heat pumps and much more, from people who've already been there!
Plus, find out more about the companies that could help and where to find the answers to the commonest questions.
Free entry and refreshments

Arriving Shortly

By Rev'd Dr. Rob Hoch, Director of Theological Exploration, Urban Theology Union, Sheffield

A podcast about things you don't need to know but might be meaningful for your life in about 5 or 6 or 7 minutes or less.


10 Friday 21st July 7pm, Central Methodist Church, Chesterfield

All tickets will be honoured on a revised date of Friday, July 21st. If ticket holders are unable to make this revised date, please contact

Methodist Women in Britain

A full version of this year's Easter Offering Service "No Borders to God's Love" can be found on their YouTube channel here:
Also on the channel you can find recordings from their Swanwick Conference "Voices in Harmony". watching these you will find out about Ruth's visit to Columbia; about Barbara and Madeleine's World Federation meeting in Brazil; hear our keynote speaker Pam Rhodes talking about hymns; learn more about church for deaf people with Signs for Worship; discover the church's rocky relationship with rock and roll from Rev Jenny; and have the opportunity to hear a new song written at the conference and sung as part of our Sunday morning worship led by Rev Helen.

Other events

The inaugural Mary Bosanquet lecture with Canon Dr Paula Gooder takes place on June 27th. This was postponed from 2022 and will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, B40 1PP. The theme is "Reading between the Lines: finding women in the stories of the Bible even when it looks like they are not there". This is a free Fringe event at the Methodist Conference, but open to all : Book here


Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB)- District Event

On May 21st MWiB are hosting a Bible Quiz based on the women in the bible. Rev Michael Brown is setting the questions and Rev Romeo Pedro will be the Quiz Master.
The Venue is Victoria Stafford Rd Methodist Church on May 21st 3pm for3.30pm Afternoon tea will follow the Quiz donations for our project "Twinning"

All are welcome do come along and make it an enjoyable afternoon.

Please contact Carol Wignell or Pam Meek if you wish to come to by 15th of May for catering purposes:

Whirlow Spirituality Centre

Resource Evening for Spiritual Accompaniers

24th May 7-9pm – cost £5

Supervision: Why is it essential? facilitated by Jacky Stride
Each evening will include any/some of the following;

  • conversation around a particular topic of interest to spiritual accompaniers
  • listening practice in triads, including feedback
  • an element of peer/group supervision

Please note these evenings are only for Spiritual Accompaniers.
Refreshments will be available from 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start and finish by 9pm

And finally ...

From the Methodist Prayer Handbook

Love the Lord your God...
Lord, this is easy – of course I love you!
(easy to say, not so easy to do with ALL my heart, soul, strength and mind)

Teach me to love you with ALL that I am.

Love your neighbour...
Lord, this too is easy
(depending which neighbour I have in mind)
Teach me to love ALL my neighbours with ALL that I am. yourself.
Lord, sometimes this feels impossible
(for I do not always believe that I am loveable:
I see the things in me that are hidden from others)

Teach me to accept your love,
and set me free so that together our love may heal your world.
Rachel Deigh,
Presbyter and mission partner, Sierra Leone

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