News from around the district


Welcome Service for Rev'd Edson Dube

On Saturday 22nd  August Rev'd Edson Dube was welcomed to the Milton Keynes circuit in an online service. 

Here are two videos of the choir from this service.

Mayenziwe video

We Are Marching video

Walking in anothers shoes
Exploring the choice of words and how we are sometimes just not sure what to say

Thank you to Rugby MC for sharing this conversation with us.


Leicester Mercury, 17 July 2020.  Together in Hope 

Article Here

Northampton District Eco Club

Lydia Barratt, a Young Leaders Scheme participant and a Green Champion for the District, has created a brand new Eco Club concept. The notion of the Eco Club was developed before COVID-19, so the next few months of how you use this material might be a bit different. Our aim is to make this an inclusive and accessible resource. We pray that you will take the time to participate in using the resource because you are passionate about the planet and tackling climate change, or are looking to find out more.

Below is the first edition, it is designed so that you can take part individually at home. However, you might also want to contact your friends, family and fellow Church or Circuit members (via the phone or online) to share your experience. The first edition will introduce you to this exciting concept, whilst providing you with practical steps on how you can take responsibility and action to tackle our climate change.


Edition 1 - July 2020

Research Project - Women's everyday experiences of Methodism 

Message from the researchers:

The project, based at the University of Hull is examining ordinary women's everyday experiences of Methodism in England from 1945. We are looking for Methodist women (of all ages, backgrounds, or roles) to participate in a phone or online interview in which they will discuss their journey as a Methodist, as well as their experience of any artefacts or objects in relation to their Methodist practices. The interview transcript will be used in academic publications, will contribute to an exhibition at Epworth Old Rectory and will be deposited at Epworth Old Rectory Archive. 

If you would consider taking part in an interview, then please contact either Dr Ruth Slatter (the project lead, or Dr Hannah Worthen (the project's Research Assistant, We would also be very grateful even if you can't commit to an interview, if you might be able to forward this information onto other interested parties. And please do get in touch with Ruth or Hannah if you have any questions!

Message from our National Rural Officer regarding the Agriculture Bill - It is crucial that we get an amendment to ensure that imported food must meet the same standards of quality and welfare as that produced by British farmers. Failure to do this could seriously damage UK agriculture. Please sign the petition here:

The Methodist e-Academy would like to recruit students from the UK and Ireland who might be interested in doing the full program or selected modules from it. Further information here

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