Conversations in Devon and Cornwall – 11th to 13th July
Revds Paul Smith, former Chair of Headway (now Methodist Evangelicals Together) and Sam McBratney, Chair of Dignity and Worth, will be in Devon and Cornwall next week to engage in conversation about the Methodist Conference Report on Marriage and Relationships. Come and join in!
Thursday 11th July 2019 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Wonford Methodist Church, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter, EX2 6NG
Friday 12th July 2019
3.00pm Hayle Methodist Church, 6 Chapel Hill, Hayle, TR27 4JU
7.00pm for 7.30pm St John’s Methodist Church, Bodmin Road, St Austell, PL25 5AE
Saturday 13th July 2019 10.00am for 10.30am
Fairplace Church, Fairplace Terrace, Okehampton, EX20 1DT
The Report of the Task Group on Marriage and Relationships is now available on the Methodist Church website: https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/11629/conf-2019-10-marriage-and-relationships-task-group-2019.pdf
Dignity and Worth’s official response can be downloaded here:
As we approach the Methodist Conference in 2019 which will be considering and beginning to make decisions on the Task Group’s report about Marriage and Relationships, Dignity and Worth has released a new booklet setting out why we think it’s time for the Methodist Church to make some changes. This booklet is aimed to be suitable for conversations in churches, circuits and districts and to be helpful even if you’ve never thought about these things before. You can download it from our website or contact us to send you hard copies.
We’re gathering on 25 May 2019 from 10am at Warwick Methodist Church as we prepare for this year’s Methodist Conference. This event will include the launch of our new WARM places scheme for local churches. All are welcome.
Outcome and Dignity and Worth are pleased to launch our new statement. It outlines our vision of a pathway to enabling equal marriage in the Methodist Church as quickly as possible, whilst safeguarding the consciences of those who wish to refrain from doing so. We need a ‘Mixed Economy’ for our church, and we need to as soon as possible!
If you would like a printed copy, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and we’ll be glad to send you a copy. Copies are free, but donations to cover publishing and postage are most welcome.