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District News – 26 April 2022

This Week's News

Refugee Support

Derbyshire North East Circuit has teamed up with local partners to support refugee's, families from the Ukraine and their host families.

A number of Chesterfield residents have applied to the Government's Homes for Ukraine Scheme so Revd Mark Carrick and a team of volunteers have created a weekly space at Central Methodist Church for refugee families to come together to create friendships, their host families can come along and make connections too, and together a community support can be established.
What's happening in your local community? We'd like to hear about your church or circuits involved too. Email with your story!


April 3rd was a day of celebration at Apperknowle Methodist Church. Their organist Eric Faulkner was presented by Rev James Morley with his 60 year golden certificate as church organist.
They have all appreciated his skill and dedication
For much of this time he also played at night at his home church – Chesterfield Central.

Mission at festivals and events webinar:

7:30pm Wed 5 May

In what ways does your church show up at local music festivals, sports or other events, or community gatherings? Do you have a local music festival, sports event or agricultural show you'd like to explore as an outreach and mission opportunity? This Evangelism & Growth Team webinar offers an introduction for anyone seeking to be present at festivals or events in different ways – whether it's an international sports event or a local village summer fete. With practical advice, amazing stories and a chance to discuss, this webinar is for anyone who is considering starting something new at a local event, or are developing something existing.
Click here to register

Methodist Women in Britain

Garden Party & Afternoon Tea

You are invited to join us at Epworth Old Rectory at 2.00pm on Saturday 11th June,for our belated Tenth AnniversaryGarden Party and Afternoon Tea.
The event includes afternoon tea, guest speaker, a short act of thanksgiving for MWiB,and opportunity to see the MWiB exhibition and to have a guided tour of the Rectory.
And of course, it's a chance to meet up with friends old and new!
Thanks to the generosity of EOR, this event is free – BUT PLEASE NOTE:

  • Donations will be gratefully accepted on the day for the upkeep and work of the Rectory.

Full details including how to book here: MWIB Garden Party

City Wires and Networks: How Christians Navigate Them

Starting 16 May 2022

On zoom-so distance no object!

For more details, please click on the link below:

For a registration form, please contact Jill:


Ministry with older people – making partnerships work

Webinar 1 – 2:30pm Wed 18 May
Working in partnership with other organisations can enable your ministry with older people to achieve things you could not working alone, but can also bring new challenges. We will explore the pitfalls and positives of partnership working, and how to go about setting up a new partnership or improving an existing one. Chermayne Bennett (Communities Manager, MHA Communities South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw) will share learnings from her experiences of creating new partnerships with churches.

Click here to book your place by 13 May

This webinar hosted by Sheffield Methodist District is for anyone of any denomination involved in ministry with older people, including volunteers, lay workers and clergy. It will be an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and explore new resources and approaches to support you in your ministry in your context.

Our Favourite Songs

Date: 07/05/22 19:00
Location: Mount Tabor Methodist Church, Parson Cross, S5 8NJ
Description: Featuring six favourite songs from Parson Cross Initiative, connected through the themes of love, loss, gratitude, unity, routine and comfort to six pieces from Steel City Choristers

Book your free tickets at:

Retiring collection in aid of Ukraine and Steel City Choristers

Charity Concert

Date:18/06/22 18:00
Location: St Marys Church, St Mary's Gate, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4DQ
Description:Evening Music From The Land of Song
Colwyn Male Voice Choir from North Wales are performing at St Mary's Church Wirksworth 18th June at 6pm The concert is in aid of The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance & The Nightingale Macmillan Unit at The Royal Derby Hospital.
Tickets £9 available now from Marsdens Gift Shop Wirksworth, Flints 01629826339/07761624049. Also available on the door.

Creating Welcoming Churches for those Leaving Prison

11 May – 1pm

In partnership with 'The Welcome Directory', Learning Network Yorkshire Plus is offering the opportunity to learn more about how we might welcome into our church those leaving prison. Jesus spent a lot of time hanging about with people who are on the margins of society and He asks us specifically to love those we find difficult. How might we be able to do that, and to do it safely? What do people leaving prison need? How might we offer not only support, but a loving faith community they can be welcomed into? What safeguarding do we need to be aware of?Register here:

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Monday 27th June 2022 and Tuesday 28th June 2022

9am to 5pm
Follow the link for more information and to book your place:

Sharing Stories to Bring Wellbeing

17th June 2022, 10am--1pm

People make meaning and find connection through stories. We also find wellbeing through relationship and play. In this interactive webinar we will offer ideas of multi-sensory approaches and techniques that make sharing stories accessible to people living with dementia. We will consider ways of building community and using stories as a springboard for creativity.

Download a poster with more information : Sharing Stories

To book your place:

Get In Touch
0114 270 9990 / 0114 430 0255

Sheffield District Office
Room 47, Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Norfolk Street
S1 2JB

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