The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Loraine N Mellor and the Vice-President, Jill Baker, blog about their year of office which began on 24 June 2017. Read about the places they visit, the people they meet and the issues that concern them.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
The Paris attacks - 13 November 2015
We are all horrified at the callous attacks in Paris
Such a savage attack on innocent, unarmed civilians at a concert or eating at restaurants shows cowardice and is an affront to human dignity.
By 9.00am we had the following statement on the Methodist web site
14 November 2015
Statement from the Methodist Church in Britain
The President and the Vice-President of the Conference have issued the following statement about the attacks in Paris:
"We, and all the Methodist people, pray for all the victims of the attacks in Paris on Friday night. We hold in our prayers all those who seek to offer comfort and support in the days and weeks ahead."
The Revd Steven Wild, President of the Conference, and Dr Jill Barber, Vice-President of the Conference.
on Saturday evening I was at Bow Road Methodist Church for their 150th Anniversary event, before we began our worship and celebration the Revd Cameron Kirkwood lead us in a minutes silence followed by Ms Sarah Grimshaw (circuit youth and children worker) who was born in France and has worked as a missionary, prayed in French for the situation
To stand with people who are in a state of grief and who are hurting was great privilege. Premier Christian Radio asked me to speak on the prayer programme and I did this and prayed on air. You can listen to the programme here - starting at 2:48.