I ask your prayers for the Methodist Conference as it meets at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham from Thursday 24th June to Thursday 1st July. Due to Government restrictions the Conference will be hybrid – meeting in person and online with approximately 60 people at the venue and others joining online.
In an agenda covering crucial aspects of the mission and ministry of the Church, key decisions will be made in the areas of marriage and relationships, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and oversight and trusteeship. For more information about the Conference please go to https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/the-agenda-of-the-2021-methodist-conference/ .
The Conference will formally elect the Revd Sonia Hicks as President who, together with Barbara Easton as Vice-President, will begin a year of office when the Representative Session of the Methodist Conference opens on Saturday 26th June.
On a local level I have indicated this is the last weekly mailing in this format. This edition includes information about services in July, other information will be circulated as felt appropriate but of course the summer is normally a quieter period when we have had monthly rather than weekly notices. Next week’s reflection will be the last of the series.
Rev. Stephen N Heath
Church Road Methodist Church St Annes FY8 3NQ
Freckleton Methodist Church Freckleton PR4 1HS
The Drive Methodist Church St Annes FY8 1LH