Sunday, 25 January 2015

Channel Islands

The President and I have just returned from a visit to the Channel Islands. I had never been there before, so I was glad to get to see Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.

It was very good to share the worship at Alderney Methodist Church with the Chair of District Rev David Hinchliffe, and also Rev Arthur Mignot, a well-loved figure on the island, who this year celebrates 60 years since his ordination. We sang a hymn which he had composed celebrating the conversion of John Wesley.

Wesley himself stayed on Alderney in the year 1787, and preached to the islanders on the beach!

On the tiny island of Sark we visited the village school, with all of 30 scholars, and answered some searching questions during their assembly! Then we joined some of them for Godley Play at the Methodist Church which was great fun.
The photo shows

the sanctuary at Sark Methodist Church with the Presidential candle which we placed there.

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