I began the day by meeting with Revd Jane Carter and Revd Kevin Ashby. Jane is the Superintendent Minister of the Circuit and Kevin is the Rural Dean, they work closely together in the area and as we talked it was clear that working ecumenically is the only way to further mission in this rural area. This was no surprise to me, as you may have realised I am committed to ecumenical working and it was good to see it here. The models of working differ according to context and in some places it is easier than others. The important thing is that in this circuit and deanery they are seeking to plan and to work together and with other churches to make the best use of human and material resources for the kingdom.
|Sage Cross Methodist Church, Melton Mowbray|
|Lunch-time in Melton Mowbray|
|Methodists and Anglicans work together i the churches of the Upper Wreake|
|At the Hoby Centre with Janet, Margaret, Jane, Ivy and Peter|
|Inside the Frisby Centre, you can just see the disco lights shining on the front wall|
Melton Mowbray is so much more than pork pies and stilton cheese.