From:                              Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District Office []

Sent:                               04 October 2023 11:07


Subject:                          04/10/2023


New this week:
Practical Property Cancelled
In case you missed it:
NPNP Conference
Lay Workers Retreat Day
Youth Leader Evening
LN online learning opportunities
Advanced Safeguarding Training
Children's Support Fund

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Practical Property Event Cancelled 

Due to a low number of bookings, we have decided to cancel the Practical Property Event, due to take place on October 7th at Trinity Methodist Church, Kidderminster. We will seek instead to find alternative ways of offering property training in future.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Kind regards
Rosie Bryant
Regional L&D Officer West Midlands | The Connexional Team 
Phone: 07772979625


'Wholehearted' Conference for those interested in NPNP 

An invitation for anyone thinking about, or leading a New People New Places to join the Evangelism & Growth team at ‘Wholehearted’ conference:
12 to 14 January 2024 at Yarnfield Park, near Stone, Staffordshire.
We will spend time seeking God, discerning vision, engaging in strategic planning and workshopping knotty problems. It would be great to have your voice and wisdom inspiring those in more established contexts. Places, include accommodation and food, are fully funded but a deposit of £50 is required when booking (returned in full after the weekend to all who attend). If you need help paying the deposit please contact Julian Bond or contact Jo Yair
Book here <


Lay Worker District Retreat Day

If you are a paid lay worker then you are invited to join us at a District retreat day at Shallowford House on Friday 24th November 10.00-3.30pm.
The district will cover the cost of the day, lunch and refreshments (transport costs will not be paid by the district).
This special day for lay workers will be led by Rachel Parkinson and hosted by Jo Yair. There will be plenty of space to connect with God, connect with others or spend time with yourself.
Spaces are limited. To book a place please contact Jo Yair by email at by 11th November and to let her know of any special dietary requirements.


Youth Leader evening- 18th Oct

If you are a youth leader at church, paid or voluntary then you are invited to a special evening hosted by Jo Yair and Charlotte Hambly.
We would love to say thank you for your ministry, spoil you with tea and cake, and hear how the districts can better support you.
Please book at a place to attend as it is at Jo’s home, using the following link. (There is parking but please car share where possible or if you need a lift from/to the train station then please ask).

Details on the following link:
We look forward to seeing you
Jo and Charlotte.


Learning Network online learning opportunities

Online learning opportunities around the Pilot project and faith rooted organising.

9th November
Alison Webster (theologian in residence for Citizens UK) in collaboration with Kerry and Eddy on one of their regular’ learning Thursdays’ slots.

More information in the following link: <>



Advanced Safeguarding Training

 Advanced Safeguarding Training Dates.
Anyone wishing to book onto one of these sessions needs to email
All of the below are training dates at The Methodist Churches below:
14th October – Kenilworth – face to face – 9.45am registration
25th November – Solihull – face to face – 9.45am registration


Children's Support Fund

There is still money available from the above and if your Church is thinking of running any Children's activities, then, please consider applying for a maximum of £500. The attached application form needs to be completed.. Any further questions please contact Tim Lorimer on Many thanks





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