Lancashire Methodist District

Update!!  Lay Employee Day for Cumbria and Lancashire Districts

In the light of responses received to my last email, we've now re-visioned the Lay Employee Day on Thursday 23 April - there's an outline at the bottom of this email and you'll see it's now just a morning! 

We very much hope you'll still be able to join us – from the comfort of your own home using Zoom rather than heading over to Kendal.  Please do reply to ( and let us know if you're still able to attend and we'll then send you the link to join us, a few days beforehand. 

We still will hold the Q and A with the Chairs - for this it would be really helpful if you could send me ( in advance your question that you'd love to ask the District Chairs, by Friday 17 April. 

Zoom allows us to split into groups for workshops using breakout rooms – we will take care of making that happen but need to know in advance which workshops you'd like to attend.  You have the option of attending two of the three options listed below:

Mel will be hosting "Communicating well - a chance to share your learning, top tips and frustrations in these current times"


Brec will be running "Looking after ourselves well when we have been furloughed"


and Alison Ball will hold one on "Living our vocation in a strange land" 


Zoom conferencing can be draining so we have planned in several coffee breaks.  If you want to opt out of any of the programme you are free to do so.  If you only want to do one workshop, indicate which one and which time slot you want to do it in.

Please reply to Rob ( with your workshop choices by Friday 17 April.


Looking forward to seeing you!




Planned outline:

09:30 Welcomes and introductions

09:45 Worship led by the Chair

10:00 Breakout session 1

10:30 Coffee break (NB supply your own!)

10:45 Breakout session 2

11:15 Plenary

11:30 Coffee

11:45 Q and A with the Chairs

12:15 Plenary

12:30 Blessing and finish


Kristie Legg | Learning and Development Officer - North West & Mann

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