Saturday 8th September saw nearly 100 Methodists from all over Cumbria gather at Stricklandgate Methodist Church in Kendal for the Autumn Synod. The Synod took ‘Our Calling’ as it’s theme and we were all challenged to make this coming year a year of testimony, sharing our stories with others. Rev Richard Teal was in fine form as he chaired his penultimate Synod; his trousers were admired by all!
Bevan Powell the Methodist Church’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser came to lead discussions on Marriage & Relationships. This is the start of on-going conversations within the whole Methodist Church on this subject.
With a challenging presentation from Amanda Gorton the Rural Chaplaincy Co-ordinator; Rev D Newlove sharing ideas on how local pastors can benefit our churches; and testimony from our own Marc Jackson the morning session was full of interest.
The afternoon session was covered more business items; the first being the vote on the nomination brought to the meeting for Rev Dr James Tebbutt as our next Chair of District from 1st September 2019. The nomination was approved.
Huge thanks goes to all those who helped make the day such a success. Your smiles and welcome were remarked on by many.
Rev Richard Teal addressing the September Synod of Cumbria District Methodist Church
Cumbria District Synod held at Stricklandgate Methodist Church, September 2018
Market Place Books, Kendal provided the bookstall at Synod
Read all about what’s happening around the District in the September Newsletter.
Saturday 11th November is the Cumbria FX [Fresh Expressions] Day. For more information and details of how to book, click here.
See what is happening over the next couple of months by reading the District Newsletter.
Taking place from November 5th to 7th at Thornleigh, Grange over Sands you can find out more details and a booking form by clicking here
The Kendal Methodist Circuit has appointed a new ‘local pioneer’ based at M:Hub. Penny Severn will be taking steps to establish a fresh expression of Church over her three year appointment in Milnthorpe.
The ‘Fresh Expressions’ model begins with lots of listening and talking to the community, and lots of prayers! Penny is at the café at M:Hub on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 4:30, come and have a brew!
We pray for the project every other Monday morning from 9:15 at M:Hub (Next dates are 2nd and 16th July, 6th and 20th August) everyone interested in supporting us please do join us for that.
Milnthorpe Pioneer, Penny Severn and her family
The May edition of the District newsletter is available to download here.
Everyone from across the Circuit and other Church family is invited to Sandylands Methodist Church as they host 2 taster sessions for their new fortnightly Bible Study. The sessions will be on Thursday May 24th and Thursday May 30th at 7.15pm. Join in The Expedition, exploring our journey of Discipleship. For more information please click here .
The District Newsletter for April is available. Please click here to view it.
We have rearranged the Safeguarding Training, Foundation and Refresher courses, for Thursday 26th April at Sandylands Methodist Church. Refreshments from 6.40 ready for a prompt start at 7pm. If you need to attend please let either your Safeguarding Officer or Chris, the Circuit Administrator, know.