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    Hope is coming this Advent

    A free advent resource, ‘Keeping Hope Alive’, has just been released by the Methodist Church. Focusing on the significant works of the Church’s Mission in Britain Fund, the resources include real-life stories, leader’s notes, a service outline and suggested prayers. Click here to find out more.

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  • Red Christmas Tree

    International Friends Group, present “Welcome Christmas”

    Rev-Irfan-John – Organiser This is our fourth event at Shaftesbury Methodist Church with our “International Friends Group” the moto of this event is to introduce Culturally Diverse people to each other and to the local community. Choirs from different countries are going to sing Christmas carol in their own languages, food from different countries, lighting […]

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  • Poets Corner

    Shoes in Church

    I showered and shaved………….. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat………….. In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer……… As I closed my eyes.. I saw the shoe of the man next to me….. Touching my own. I sighed. With plenty of room on either side…… I thought, ‘Why must […]

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    Later Life Matters – Flourishing in an ageing society

    This is the title of a Day Conference exploring how prepared we are, both as a society and as individuals, for the on-going lengthening of the life-span. It takes place at Westminster central hall in London on Monday, February 29th, 2016 followed by an Evening Service of Celebration. For details contact Kate Horton on 01332 […]

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    Marriage and Relationships

    The Methodist Church Wales Synod will hold sessions on continued talks about Marriage and Relationships in three different venues to cover all of Wales. These events are for presbyters, deacons, lay workers, Synod office-holders, Circuit Leadership Teams and other circuit and church representatives. The one nearest to us is at Radyr Methodist Church, Windsor Road, […]

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    The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

    At this Year’s conference two key points to consider:- “Have we lost that passion for living out the gospel through social and political action? Is there a danger that we have privatised our faith, so that it makes us feel better as individuals, but we fail to relate it to wider community and global issues? […]

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  • Gift of Giving

    Christian Giving

    Introduction Every day when we read our papers we seem to hear something about money. It’s really quite hard to escape the subject. In the context of the Church it is not easy to talk about our finances, we are not sure how to get the message across in simple terms about how the church […]

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    Monmouth section ‘Forum’ quarterly magazine – September 2015

    Please follow link for the September 2015 magazine :- Forum Vol 4 Issue 3 – September 2015

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  • Racial Justice

    Hospitality and Sanctuary for All

    Bill McIntyre The theme of this year’s Racial Justice Sunday (13 September) is especially poignant as our newspapers and television screens are filled with images of people in desperate states trying to find a place of sanctuary. The free resources are written by the Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, past President of the Methodist Conference, and […]

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  • Abergavenny Methodist

    Locked out Abergavenny Methodist Church

    A Methodist congregation was locked out of their church building in a service of solidarity with persecuted Christians whose buildings have been destroyed or confiscated. The special service began outside of Abergavenny Methodist Church with the doors locked. Signs declaring that worship was ‘forbidden’ were taken down before people moved inside to watch a DVD […]

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