The Week Ahead

The Methodist Church
7 June 2018

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The Week Ahead
The Methodist Church

Hello everyone and welcome to
The Week Ahead.

This week we are marking Methodist Homes Sunday and the Royal School of Church Music Sunday.

Rosie Winn will be staffing the out-of-hours support line this week on 020 7467 5170.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Michael Ivatt and
Rosie Winn

The Media Office

Songs of Praise

Sunday 10 June
BBC One, 1.25pm

Aled Jones visits Grenfell Tower 12 months after the fire to discover how the community is coping. Josie d’Arby reports on a movement in Cornwall set up to help the survivors.

Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes

Sunday 10 June

BBC One, 2.00pm

Kirsty Young presents coverage of processions in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, where 

thousands of women march to celebrate the 100th anniversary of winning the right to vote.

Death Row 2018 with Trevor McDonald

Thursday 7 June

ITV4, 9.00pm

The broadcaster revisits the maximum-security Indiana State Prison, where in 2012 he first met those awaiting execution. 

Sunday Worship

Sunday 10 June

BBC Radio 4, 8.10am

A service to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS, led by the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Sarah Mullally.

Caribritish: Children of Windrush

Friday 8 June

BBC Radio 4, 11.00am

Journalist Hugh Muir examines Caribritish identity through the descendants of Windrush.

He looks at the

Caribritish phenomenon, exploring the lives and identities of British Caribbeans in the UK.

Storm and Stress

Tuesday 12 June

BBC Radio 4, 11.00am

Examining mental health problems among young people, looking at whether the figure is escalating

or if there is simply a growing awareness of the issue.

See The Radio Times for further listings.

Anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire


There is a series of national and local events from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 June marking the first anniversary of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. Many of the events are taking place at the nearby Notting Hill Methodist Church which continues to be a hub for the community after the fire which killed 72.

The Global Day of Prayer to End Famine


Faith communities will unite on Sunday 10 June to raise awareness of famine’s impact on vulnerable people and to address its root causes.

Volunteer at 3Generate


More than 1,000 tickets for the Children and Youth Assembly of the Methodist Church have been sold and the event needs volunteers to help from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November at Pontins, Southport. 

Methodist Modern Art Collection


The Methodist Modern Art Collection is touring around the UK. It is currently on the Isle of Man until 17 June; in Cromer, Norfolk, 3-20 August; in Winsford, Cheshire, 7-30 September; and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, from 14 November-21 December.

Called to…


This series of booklets is for you to give away in your churches and communities, to help members and non-members reflect on their calling. Why not join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #calledto as you use this Sunday’s lectionary readings 1 Samuel 3: 1-10, Samuel’s calling and prophetic activity?

Human Resources and Development Coordinator

There is a vacancy in the Connexional Team to support and contribute to the services provided by the HR and Development Team. The closing date is Wednesday 13 June.

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum talks

The chapel near Crewe is hosting a series of Saturday morning monthly talks. The next is on Saturday 16 June at 10.30am where Dr Jeremy Crump from De Montfort University will be discussing ‘Our African fields: a history of the Primitive Methodist foreign missions’.

Free Prayer Handbooks


Due to a printer’s error, there are hundreds of Prayer Handbooks, Jesus the First and Last, available free from Methodist Publishing (P&P applies). Perfect to give away at holiday clubs, church days outs, to members of your local community, at courses or at confirmation or other classes. While stocks last.

This week in Parliament


You can find the UK parliamentary business online here. If you want to find out about the Scottish Parliamentary calendar, click here and the timetable for the National Assembly for Wales, click here.


In the coming week, the Prayer Handbook encourages us to pray for the Church: Christians in East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies is ‘Called to Love’.

Video Thursday: the impact of the Grenfell Tower fire

The Revd Mike Long of Notting Hill Methodist Church reflects on the impact of the Grenfell Tower fire on the local community and on his faith.

The Week Ahead is a regular mailing that aims to give people a heads up on upcoming events and opportunities, as well as highlighting new information and resources. We don’t always know what is going on, so please do email us if you have any feedback or ideas for items to include.  

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