The Lancashire Methodist District of the Methodist Church shares in the calling of the Methodist Church to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Jesus Christ and to live out our discipleship in worship and mission.
Methodist Conference Report from Monday 26th June 2023
Yesterday was an historic
day for the Lancashire Methodist District, alongside Cumbria, Liverpool and
Bolton & Rochdale Districts (and hopefully Manchester & Stockport
District, too, if they wish), as approval was given by the Methodist Conference
meeting in Birmingham, to the creation of a North West England District from
1st September 2024.
Thank you for all your prayers, engagement and encouragement upon this journey
- there will be much to share and pray through in the coming months.
Here are photos from the first full day of Conference business:
- our Lancashire District table in the hall
- 'barrier buster' activity, exploring how we help break down barriers for the unaffiliated / unchurched to take steps closer to engaging with all God is and has for them
- our own Alison Ransome co-leading an excellent Bible Study in the morning
(just before our NWE District proposal was tabled)
- the opportunity I had to engage a little in the debate about the NWE District
proposal, before Conference approved its creation
- two representatives from Action for Children who gave a powerful presentation
of their work - we shared a District meal together in the evening, catching up with one
another as District reps to Conference, alongside our newly ordained presbyter,
Rev'd Sarah - I shared some time with guests from the Solomon Islands, who have close ties
with Wendy and Tim Bridgeman from our Clitheroe Circuit (Tim and Wendy taught
Brian, pictured here with his wife, when they were teachers at the college in
the Solomon Islands)
A very full and historic day in the life of our Church, District and Region
TOGETHER! - a day for all working with children and young people Saturday 24th February 2024, 10.00a.m. - 3.30p.m. at Fulwood Methodist Church Together! is a day of
resources, ideas &
support for all those
volunteers and lay
employees, working with
children, young people
and families in the
Lancashire District. Booking is essential and further details are available from the flyer / link here:
There is also an Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles which in about 2007 bought the former Leyland Lane Methodist Church in Leyland. Though its services are mainly in English it may be of help to Ukrainians who have some command of English and be geographically nearer to those who are temporarily living within our circuit boundaries.
Interfaith YouTube Page
The Interfaith group now have a YouTube page and we invite you to visit our page. We also have a Facebook page which we encourage you to visit.
Please click Here to see our latest video on the Hindu Festival of Navratri.
Meditation may deepen one's experience of the presence of God, enhance self-awareness, and reduce stress and anxiety, valuable during this time of isolation.
Join a half-hour Zoom ‘guided meditation’ session, led by Peter Lumsden (local preacher in the Clitheroe circuit), every Monday evening at 7 p.m.
The sessions follow a pattern of 15 mins of spiritual reflection, combined with a focus on breathing, leading into a period of about 15 mins of silence.
For a full description, and to visit visit the Weekly Meditations, page click Here
Transforming Lives and Communities (TLC)
Transforming means to be changed from one thing to another. A policy document is not meant to be set in stone and fixed. This is especially true if the title is “Transforming Lives and Communities.” The purpose of this revision is to equip the Lancashire Methodist District to prepare for the 2020’s, building on the past yet seeking to be changed as we approach the next decade. Click Here to read more
Natasha’s Law is named in memory of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died in July 2016 following an allergic reaction to a prepacked sandwich bought from Pret-A-Manger. This law makes provision to ensure all food businesses provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods that are pre-packed for sale on their premises. These types of packaged foods were not caught by the pre-existing legislation.