President of the Methodist Conference welcomed at URC Church House

Church House, the London offices of the United Reformed Church (URC), welcomed a special guest on 11 October for a tour of the newly-refurbished building and an informal chat about sustaining current ecumenical relationships and building new ones.

The Revd Loraine N Mellor, President of the Methodist Conference, met with staff who were delighted to have the opportunity to question her about her presidential year.

Loraine then met with the Revd Philip Brooks, the URC's Secretary for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, and stressed the value of building and sustaining good and practical ecumenical relationships.

"The biggest risk for our Churches is the failure to make disciples," Loraine said.

Philip added: "Loraine and I have shared roots in Bolton, specifically relating to the church where I was last a minister, at Christ Church Methodist/URC Local Ecumenical Project (LEP) in Little Lever. It was lovely meeting with her and discovering our shared values of building good ecumenical relationships."

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Photo: Chris Andrews/URC

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