Message from Stephen, Fairtrade Fortnight in Lancs. and this weeks Reflection.

Dear All

Please find attached the Mid-week Reflection and two notices from the District.

The Circuit streamed service on Sunday 28th February at 10.30 a.m. from the Drive is available on Face book to and YouTube

I expect there will be an update on worship in the Circuit next week.

Have you seen that on BBC 1 this Sunday at 11.15 a.m. there is a Service for Lent from St Martin’s Church, Maidstone led by the Rev Kate Bottomley.



For each of the weeks in Lent Paul Davis, Chair of the Lancashire District, will be sharing a video on his journey through the season as he reflects on the themes and studies he is pursuing.

Each video will be stand alone and will pick up one area that has struck Paul in a different way. These will help us as we all face a different Lent and look forward to a new future and opportunity that we not only remember through Holy Week and celebrate with Easter, but also as we seek to be disciples in this new future.

Videos will be available on the District Website –


All events are free online events – please book through Eventbrite and you will be sent the Zoom link before the event.

Shared Interest’s Work with Fairtrade Farmers in Africa

Friday 26th February 2021 at 7pm

Live link with Kodzo Korkortsi, Programme Manager for Shared Interest Foundation (, based in Ghana. Hear about the Fairtrade producers working against adversity in an environment of climate change and Covid. Kodzo will give an overview of the Foundation’s recent projects including Bees for Business which is working with women beekeepers in Burkina Faso and talk about the Livelihood Security Fund which has been helping producers affected by Covid.

Fairtrade and Climate Change – Saturday 27th February 2021 at 1pm

Stefan Donnelly from the Campaigns Team at the Fairtrade Foundation will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. The facts are straightforward. Farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, are disproportionately affected by it.

United by Fairtrade – Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 7pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message, bringing people of all faiths, and none, together. Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns at the Fairtrade Foundation, will talk about the challenges currently faced by farmers and workers in the global south – the ‘key workers beyond our borders’ and what we can do.

Rev. Stephen N Heath (Minister of Church Road Methodist Church St Annes FY8 3NQ, Freckleton Methodist Church Freckleton PR4 1HS, The Drive Methodist Church St Annes FY8 1LH). Tel: 01772 683884.