The Week Ahead

13 September 2018

Hi everyone and welcome to The Week Ahead.

This week we are marking Peacemaking Sunday.

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

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Rosie Winn and Mike Ivatt

Media Office

Death of the Revd Amos Cresswell

It is with sadness that the Methodist Church in Britain announces the death of Past President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Amos Cresswell, who died on Monday 10 September.

ONE Programme Participant 

The ONE Programme aims to equip, empower and encourage young people, aged 18-23, in their discipleship, vocation and leadership. The One Participant Programme at Cliff College, Derbyshire has vacancies available in the following fields: Evangelism, IT, Estates, Hospitality, Worship and Social Media.

Planning for retirement

Booking is open for the 2018/19 programme of workshops to help ministers and their partners plan for retirement. The dates are: November 20-22 at Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire, February 12-14 at Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire and March 5-7 2019 at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon.

Open day

Charles Wesley House, Bristol will be open on Saturday 15 September from 10am to 4pm. Visitors will be able to view The Hymnody Project, a room dedicated to the story of hymn writing through the ages, a short introduction film and international examples of Hymnody highlights.

Encircled in Care

This is a resourced course over 12 months at Churchill Methodist Church, Winscombe, starting on Saturday 15 September, 9.30-11.15am. The course aims to support pastoral visitors, children and families teams that will enable volunteers to share questions and concerns.

Churches Together in England (CTE) forum

CTE is the broadest ecumenical gathering of Christians in England. The theme of this year’s Forum is ‘I am with you always’. A musician will be in residence and workshops will explore the various ways in which the presence of God is recognised. The Forum is taking place around the UK from Monday 17-Wednesday 19 September. For locations and the programme, click here.

Global Compact on Refugees

Globally 68.5 million people are refugees, internally displaced or seeking asylum. Since 2016, the UN has been working towards a Global Compact on Refugees. This compact is intended to improve the way the international community responds to large movements
of refugees.

World Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel

This is a week of education, prayer and action for peace in Palestine and Israel, Sunday 16-Sunday 23 September, initiated by the World Council of Churches.

This year’s theme is ‘Youth and Children: Raising Hope and Making Change’. Download resources to Prayer, Study and Act here.

Ticket to CRE 2018

The next Christian Resources Exhibition takes place from October 16-18 at Sandown Park, Surrey. Click here and enter code METH18 to save £5 on the day-of-admission ticket price.

On the radio


Sunday 16 September
BBC Radio 4, 7.10am

Sunday morning religious news and current affairs programme presented by William Crawley.

Pursuit of Beauty: Slow Art

Sunday 16 September

BBC Radio 4, 1.30pm

Lindsey Chapman looks at works of art that take years, decades and even millennia to complete, exploring what value the addition of time adds to an artistic idea.

The Listening Project

Sunday 16 September

BBC Radio 4, 2.45pm

Fi Glover introduces conversations about growing older, touching on enduring friendships, becoming a grandparent, and seeing signs of the past in the mirror.


The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl

Thursday 13 September

BBC Four, 8.00pm

Documentary making use of archived letters, writings and biographical material to tell the story of the life of Roald Dahl, in his own inimitable voice.

Tate Liverpool at 30

Sunday 16 September

BBC Four, 8.30pm

As Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th anniversary, comedian and former art student Alexei Sayle assesses the gallery’s impact on his home city.


Wednesday 19 September

BBC One, 11.15pm

Ben Zand travels to some of the world’s longest-running dictatorships to find out the reality of life there, beginning in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.

Video Thursday: The Sheldon Hub

In this week’s film, Dr Sarah Horsman brings to life a unique new interdenominational resource for ‘doing healthy ministry together’.  


In the coming week, the Prayer Handbook will be encouraging us to pray with Christians in the Caribbean and the Americas, Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Asia, as well as Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies is ‘Ministry and Oversight’.


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.

The Week Ahead is a regular mailing that gives you a heads-up on forthcoming events and opportunities, as well as highlighting new information and resources across the Methodist Church. We cannot know about everything that’s going on, so please do email us if you have any feedback or ideas for items to include.


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