The Week Ahead

28 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

Ministry in the Methodist Church

A draft Conference Statement onMinistry in the Methodist Church(Part B of the report) is available online for reflection and discussion. Local churches, circuits and districts are invited to send their comments to the Secretary of the Faith and Order Committee to arrive no later than 1 February 2020. Resources are available to assist with these conversations.

Audio Visual survey 

Methodist Publishing would like to know what access your church has to audio visual equipment (AV) to better resource you in your worship and mission. Churches are invited to undertake this short survey.

Living Lent 

The Living Lent campaign from the Joint Public Issues Team is asking us to call upon our local authorities to stop exporting plastic waste to Asia. You can read their blog on the subject here.

Faith in Change and Conflict course

Cliff College, in partnership with Place for Hope, is offering a Short Course Certificate in ‘Faith in Change and Conflict. The course is delivered midweek over two, three-day blocks of teaching in late April and mid June 2019.

Ordination Exploration Day

Is God calling you to ordained ministry? Register for the new Ordination Exploration Day to learn more about the call. The day takes place at Methodist Church House on Saturday 4 May. Further dates will follow for late 2019 and early 2020 in other locations.

Standing Together Rally 

The Ascension Trust is inviting as many people as possible to join the Standing Together Rally taking place in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday 6 April. The rally is being held to highlight the increase in violence within communities, especially involving young people.

Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society

A vacancy has arisen at the Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society to support the CEO as Executive Assistant. Applications for this part-time post, four days a week, close on Tuesday 23 April.

Video Thursday: Aldersgate Renewal Ministries

Watch this brief update from Aldersgate Renewal Ministries working alongside Methodists in Bridgetown, Barbados.


In the coming week, the 2018/2019 Methodist Prayer Handbook, A World Transformed, encourages us to pray with Christians in Europe and West Africa, as well as Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies is ‘The Servant of the Lord’. 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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