Magician Workshop and show
I am organising two events at Penkridge Methodist Church -
the first is for anyone who would like to learn how to perform
some magic as a tool for evangelism - no previous knowledge or
skill are needed. Professional Christian Magicians are
offering to run a workshop for ministers, lay workers, preachers,
evangelists, youth/familiy workers etc to learn how to
incorporate basic tricks and illusions into their talks and
sermons to make them truly memorable. It takes place on
Saturday 23rd October at 1.30pm at Penkridge Methodist Church.
There is a cost of £25 but this does include an evening
meal, materials to take away after the workshop and an full
For further details and booking, please use this link
(tickets must be booked in advance to ensure we have sufficient
Penkridge Methodist Church are hosting a night of comedy magic
with performances from members of the Christian Magicians UK
including Mark Harrington and David O’Connor. Mark and David are
professional magicians who perform magic with a gospel message.
The show is on Saturday 23rd October 7pm -8.30pm and tickets are
free but you must book in advance as numbers are limited and you
are invited to leave a donation as a contribution toward Messy
Church if you are able to. Refreshments including ice creams
will available in the interval.
To book your tickets, please drop Deacon Sue Culver a line - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am attaching a photograph of a piece of altar rail which was
needed in our previous church (which is now the church hall), but
is excess to requirements in our current church which is not as
wide as the hall.
We were wondering if any of the churches in the District could
make use of this piece of altar rail? It is 7 feet in
length and is obviously free-standing and a shame not to be of
use to some church. I have contacted all the churches in
Cannock Chase Circuit, but no takers.
If any of the District churches think they could make use of it,
please contact June Scrimgeour on 01543 423517 and I will arrange
for them to have a look if this is necessary. It is quite
heavy and we wouldn't be able to deliver.
The Methodist Church are organising two online workshops
featuring the WM region's FE Chaplaincy Ambassador Nigel
Roberts. These 45 minute introductions to FE Chaplaincy are
an ideal first step for anyone exploring chaplaincy in further
You can find a link to the Methodist Church's Chaplaincy News
here: https://methodist-news.org.uk/BVI-7JTA1-32/sv.aspx and
you can also find a link on the West Midlands Churches' FE
Council website here: http://wmcfec.org.uk/getting-involved-in-fe-chaplaincy/
want to hear from as many voices as possible in this Zoom
community consultation. Your voice and views matter! Find out
more or book at https://restoration-and-renewal.eventbrite.co.uk
those attending the whole session will receive a small thank you
* Please note, I don’t currently work Thursdays *
Senior Development Worker
and Community Outreach Worker Vacancy - readvertised
Stafford Circuit - Berkswich Methodist Church -
Schools and Community Outreach Worker Opportunity
Berkswich Methodist Church wish to appoint a part time Schools
and Community Outreach Worker
* 20hrs per week
* £11.25 per hour
* Application deadline 19th November 2021
Berkswich Methodist Church has employed a Schools Worker over the
past 12 years and we wish to maintain and build on this work,
developing the relationship between the six primary schools with
whom we work and the church.
We are also looking to find new ways of taking church out
of the building and into the community so that people may
understand what a relationship with God can mean in their lives
and come to faith.
The Schools and Community Outreach worker will work in the
schools delivering assemblies, lunchtime Bible clubs, celebrating
the Christian festivals and being a Christian presence for both
staff and pupils. The outreach work in the community looks to
find new ways of being church in the community and having soft
conversations about faith with those unsure about stepping over
the threshold of the church building.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the position do
call Jean Harrison, Berkswich lay pastor on 01785 661263 and to
request an application form.
Workers Zoom Cuppa and Catch Up
As a region we are planning lots of new ways to encourage and
resource you in your lay ministry. As part of this we would like
to invite you to join us for a lay workers cuppa and zoom catch
up. This will give us chance to say hello, update you on what’s happening
within the Learning Network team since Jon’s departure and give
you an opportunity to share your thoughts and good news stories.
If you are a paid lay worker and have not yet received an
invitation and would like to attend then please email Jo Yair for
the zoom link.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Jo Yair, Geoff Bond and Adam Sanders.
Castle Eden Methodist Circuit is seeking to appoint a PIONEER
38 hours per week
Salary £27 000 pro rata
(Start date January 2022 funding for 5 years)
Our vision is to plant a new discipling community within a former
church building in Hartlepool which is now being established as a
community project known as @six8nine.
@six8nine seeks to provide the local community with opportunities
to meet, grow and become united. A safe space where value
is placed on human life through activities that support the emotional,
physical and spiritual aspects of wellbeing.
For further details and an application pack please email Rachel
Closing date for applications:
18th October 2021
(Interviews to be held w/b 1st November)
The above fund has been available to access for about 18 months
now and I would encourage more applicants to support the young
and disadvantaged children from our District. As we are now
coming out of the pandemic I am sure Churches are looking at what
new activities they might be able to run and this fund may be
able to help. There is a ceiling of £500 and applications need to
made on the attached form
and emailed to Tim Lorimer @ email@example.com.
Some examples of activities we have supported are:
Kingswinford. Purchase of Lego sets for their Full of Spirits
St John's Bloxwich. Support for School meals
Fallings Park, Stationary bags to support prayer spaces for
Stafford. Tablets to help in school work
Beckminster. Christingle Bags
Aldridge. Support for their ECO warriors project
Bourne Methodists. Support for newly formed Dads and
Children's Saturday club
Cole Street.. Working with Safer Families Charity providing
activities for Children
Should anyone want more details of these projects please send me
in Israel Palestine
John Howard will be visiting the District on Tuesday 12th
October to share his experiences of his time working in
Jerusalem. He has written a book which will be available on
the evening and says, “I hope that the book sets out the grounds
for hope for a solution to the conflict that has gone on for so
long. The first thing that those who look for peace in the land
called Holy need, is the belief that a just peace is
The meeting will be chaired by Revd Rachel Parkinson and will be
@ 7.30 pm at Beckminster Methodist Church, Birches Barn Road,
Wolverhampton, WV2 4PX.
Please put the date in your diary!
Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District in
partnership with Lichfield Diocese
Lay Conference Detail
Discipleship Today – Being and Doing
Saturday 4th December 2021
10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue; Yarnfield Park
Conference and Training Centre, Yarnfield near Stone,
£20.00 per person
Welcome and Worship
Bible Study / Reflection on Discipleship - Revd Rachel Parkinson
Keynote Address – Revd. Roger Walton
Round 1 workshops
Round 2 workshops
Summing up – Bishop Michael
Workshop Leader and Title
Roger Walton – Discipleship – Following a rule for life
Andrew Roberts – Discipleship and Forgiveness
Dr Lindsey Hall – Discipleship and
Helen Morby – Discipleship and Joy
Click here for
more details and here.
For more background information, click here
For booking forms, click here.