The Week Ahead

The Methodist Church
28 June 2018

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The Week Ahead
The Methodist Church

Hello everyone and welcome to
The Week Ahead Conference Special.

This week we are at the Methodist Conference (28 June-5 July) in Nottingham. We pray for all those attending and for its work.

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

The NHS: To Provide All People

Thursday 28 June

BBC One, 9.00pm

A film poem to mark the birth of the NHS 70 years ago.

Japan’s Secret Shame

Thursday 28 June

BBC Two, 9.00pm

Documentary about Shiori Ito, a Japanese journalist who created controversy when she went public with her allegations that

she was raped by a famous TV personality and writer.

Russia with Simon Reeve

Sunday 30 June

BBC Two, 8.00pm

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, adventurer Simon Reeve embarks on a journey across Russia.

Sunday Worship

Sunday 1 July

BBC Radio, 8.10am

Morning service from Halifax Minster, featuring lesser known hymns by Charles Wesley.

Divine Power: The Search for the Dalai Lama

Sunday 1 July

BBC Radio 4, 1.30pm

David Sneath talks to the Dalai Lama and explores the history of the role from the 14th century to the present day.

Beyond Belief

Monday 2 July

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm

Ernie Rea and guests discuss the life of Khadijah, the first wife of the

prophet Muhammad, asking whether she is a good role model for Muslim women today.

See The Radio Times for further listings.

The 2018 Methodist Conference has started 


The Presbyteral Session of the Conference is now meeting, with the Representative Session starting on Saturday. 

Conference live


As with previous years, you can join the Conference from home or church using the live streaming page on:

• Friday, 14.15-14.45: Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance

• Saturday, 14.15-18.15: Opening of the Conference, Presidential Addresses and Conference Business

• Sunday, 10.45-13.00: Reception into Full Connexion and Conference Worship

• Monday-Thursday, 9.15-18.45: Business



Join in the conversation whether you’re in Nottingham or not on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MethodistConf.


Following the Reception into Full Connexion and Conference Worship on Sunday 1 July, ordinations will be taking place in the afternoon. Please pray for all being ordained.

Exhibitors and fringe events


Details of exhibitors and fringe events are available on the Conference pages of the website. While fringe events are free to attend, many must be booked in advance to avoid missing out. For booking details please see the relevant daily timetable page (and scroll to the bottom).

This week in Parliament


You can find the UK Parliamentary business online here. If you want to find out the timetable for the National Assembly for Wales, click here. The Scottish Parliament is in recess until Sunday 2 September 2018.


In the coming week, the Prayer Handbook encourages us to pray for the World Church: Christians in Central and Southern Europe, West Africa, as well as Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies is ‘The Call of Moses’.

Video Thursday: Only my voice

In this week’s film, the Revd Ward Jones reflects on the origins of the Methodist Conference and what it is like today.

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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