The Week Ahead

21 March 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to The Week Ahead.

Mike Ivatt will be staffing the out-of-hours media emergency support line on 020 7467 5170.

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Rosie Winn and Mike Ivatt

Media Office

Brexit statement 

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Church have released a statement regarding the ongoing Brexit discussions and call upon us to offer love and compassion and to speak justice to the communities we serve.

Cyclone Idai Disaster

All We Can and the Methodist Church have launched an urgent appeal to support the people of Malawi following devastating floods. Donations will provide vital food supplies for families that have lost everything.

Faith in Politics podcast

In the latest podcast from the Joint Public Issues Team, hear developments in Westminster and listen to David Mayne’s reflection on responding to social and spiritual upheaval. Benjamin Mancroft, a hereditary peer, discusses why he would legalise drugs and the role of spiritual and physical healing in the rehabilitation process.

Advice to faith communities

Counter terrorism police have reissued their advice to faith communities following last week’s terrorist attack in New Zealand.

Easter school

There is an Easter school for local preachers and worship leaders at Wesley House, Cambridge taking place from 15-17 April. 

The Well: new edition

The latest edition of the Well Magazine is now published online and available to download. It’s full of exciting news, features and reviews including an article from Methodist Youth President, Jasmine Yeboah, on her #Courageous campaign

Video Thursday: Christ Knows

In a time of uncertainty, fear, blame and mistrust, is there anything, anyone, we can rely on? Lucy Berry, the Joint Public Issues Team poet, reads her poem, Christ knows.


In the coming week, the 2018/2019 Methodist Prayer Handbook, A World Transformed, encourages us to pray with Christians in Asia, the Pacific and Europe, as well as Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies is ‘Law and Gospel’. Order your Prayer Handbook here.


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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