Lancashire Methodist District

The Methodist Church                      June 2021                        Can't read this? Click here


Welcome to the June edition of the Learning & Development newsletter.  

This edition has some fab events, ranging from line management training to challenging poverty, as well as an invitation from our young people to engage in a conversation about climate justice.  Here's a YouTube film.


• Tuesday 8 June,

Family Ministry Unpacked Faith at Home

Register here

• Tuesday 8 June, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small groups in a Christian context: group focus. Dynamics and development.

Flyer here

Sign up with Rob

• Wednesday 9 June, 7:00pm

Climate Justice for All: Have Your Say

More details below

Register here.

• Friday 11 June, 7:45 to 9:00pm


Flyer here

Booking with Alison Hulse

• Monday 14 June, 11:00am

Admin/comms coffee

Booking with Kristie

• Tuesday 15 June, 11:45 to 12:40pm

Conversations about prayer: helping a congregation to pray

Flyer here

Zoom link from Rob

• Tuesday 15 June, 7:00 to 8.30pm

Church at the Margins and Poverty in the UK: Webinar
Register here

More details below

• Wednesday 16 June, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Managing Lay Employees in the Methodist Church

Flyer here

Booking with Rob

• Tuesday 22 June, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small groups in a Christian context: facilitator focus. What's my style?

Flyer here

Sign up with Rob

• Monday 28 June, 7:15 to 9:30pm

Introduction to Coaching – first of four sessions

More details below

More Details

Church at the Margins and Poverty in the UK: Webinars

Tuesday 15 June 2021

7:00 to 8:30pm


Pandemic and poverty in the UK: A conversation between justice campaigners and the wider church on the impact of poverty.

‘Before the pandemic 14.4 million people in the UK were experiencing poverty before the pandemic and as a result of the pandemic this is expected to rise significantly.’

Questions: How can the church respond?  How can we listen, amplify, and be changed by people experiencing poverty?  


Hosted by: Paul Morrison, Policy Adviser, Joint Public Issues Team, and Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer, Evangelism and Growth Team.

To register, click here.

Climate Justice for All: Have Your Say

You are invited to join us for our ‘Have Your Say’ events on either 9 June, or 13 July.

These events consist of a 45-minute consultation hosted by CJ4A in partnership with Green Agents of Change.

As part of the CJ4A campaign, we want to send a ‘call to action’ from Methodists to the UK government’s COP Ambassadors. Local Methodist churches and groups will be asked to add their names to this call to action but, before taking that step, we want to hear from Methodists across Britain.

What does climate justice look like for you?  What should Britain be doing to ensure climate justice for all?

If you attend a Methodist Church or group and would like to have your voice heard then please do join us for one of these events, which are open to people of all ages (those under 18 will need a parent to book their ticket and give permission).

Register here.  For any further information, please email Mollie Pugmire.

Introductory Coaching Training

Coaching is a powerful way of helping someone be the best they can for God.

The Learning Network is offering an introductory course for those new to coaching. It is hoped those who do the course will serve the church by using what is learnt to coach people in the Connexion. 
Four consecutive sessions on Zoom:
Mondays 28 June, 5, 12 and 19 July, all 7:15 to 9:15pm
Email Nigel to book for more info.


• Monday 5 July, 11:00am

Lay Employee Coffee

Booking with Kristie

• Tuesday 6 July, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Line Management Skills (brief)

Hosted by Manchester & Stockport District and open to others.

Booking with Rob

• Wednesday 7 July, 9:30am to Noon

Community of Practice for Local Lay Pastors

Bookings with Rob

More info from Kristie

• Thursday 8 July, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small groups in a Christian context: your focus. Theory vs practice

Flyer here

Sign up with Rob

• Tuesday 13 July, 11:45 to 12:40pm

Conversations about prayer: praying at home

Flyer here

Zoom link from Rob

• Monday 19 July, 7:30 to 9:30pm

Thinking about becoming a Circuit Steward?

Flyer here

Booking with Rob

• Tuesday 20 July, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Life on the Breadline

Question: What is God’s invitation to us in responding to this research?

To register, click here.

Staying in touch

How can you keep in touch?

Please sign up to our newsletter to get the latest info and resources to support your ministry and Church life – to register please visit our website and sign up.  Also there you will find more detail on the ways we can support you.

Alison Ball  07799902583

Alison shares the coordination role and is the officer linked to Chester & Stoke-on-Trent

Alison Ransome  07799900474

Alison is now part time in the region and shares the coordination role with Alison Ball

Brec Seaton  07799900469

Brec is the officer linked to Cumbria District

Jasmine Devadason  07799902560

Jasmine is the officer linked to Bolton & Rochdale District

Kristie Legg  07799902582

Kristie is the officer linked to the Lancashire District

Simon Sutcliffe  07799902578

Simon is the officer linked to Manchester & Stockport District

Alison Hulse  07799900480

Edel McClean  07799902563

Melody Clarke  07817807555

Social media is how we share current and trending info:

• The Facebook page is where we advertise your events as well as those we are leading   

• Twitter is where we chat and ask questions, and tweet articles we think are of interest   

• Pinterest is an e-scrapbook where there are loads of sections and is a place to find good ideas and resources   

• The YouTube channel is where we put up mini films of people teaching and sharing testimony   

• On Instagram we visually record images, information and ideas