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  • Pioneer-Methodist Partnership

     
    Pioneer-Methodist Partnership20:36

    In this podcast, Media Officer Karen Burke explores the partnership between the Methodist Church and the Pioneer Network – a Christian Connexion of Churches founded in 1985. She talks to Nigel Bailey, a local preacher helping to develop the partnership between the Methodist Church and the Pioneer Network, as well as to other Methodists involved in Pioneer initiatives. Listen to this podcast to find out why former President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Tom Stuckey, and superintendent ministers, Terry Hudson and David Moss, are so excited by what Pioneer is doing.

    We apologise for the sound quality of the audio in this edition.

    Photo: Nigel Bailey (left) with the Revd Tom Stuckey.

     
  • Saying Goodbye

     
    Saying Goodbye11:22

    After losing five babies, Zoe Clark-Coates and her husband Andy set up Saying Goodbye. The charity offers support and organises remembrance services for anyone that has lost a child during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. She shares her story with Anna and talks about how people can support friends and family who have lost babies. Please note that some may find the content of this podcast upsetting.

     
  • Ground-breaking visit to North Korea

     
    Ground-breaking visit to North Korea10:51

    An exclusive podcast on the Church in North Korea. Steve Pearce, Methodist Partnership Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, recently visited Church leaders in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. This was a ground-breaking visit: the first time that a representative from the Methodist Church in Britain has ever visited the socialist state. Media Officer Karen Burke talks to Steve Pearce about the Christian community who live in a country that receives so much negative press in the western media.

     
  • Anyone for Youth President?

     
    Anyone for Youth President?04:48

    In this short interview, Meg Thomas talks about her role as Methodist Youth President, a post which is currently vacant for 2015/16. The deadline for applications has been extended to 3 October 2014, so if you know someone who'd love to do it, now's the time to encourage them to apply.

     
  • Larger than Circuit: What kind of District Chair?

     
    10:42

    The Revd Loraine Mellor and the Revd Paul Wood talk to Anna Drew about how the Church is re-assessing how it is structured for mission. Please add your thoughts to the consultation by filling out this short survey: http://dotmailer-surveys.com/09bvi0c-4fx6y91 by 15 September 2014.

     
  • Conversations with a Christian cartoonist & Methodist Youth president

     
    Conversations with a Christian cartoonist & Methodist Youth president17:20

    In this edition we bring you reflections from the outgoing Methodist Youth President and an idea of what it’s like to be a cartoonist at the Church Times. Anna Drew speaks to the cartoonist Dave Walker about his work. You can also hear what Tamara Wray thought of her year as Methodist Youth President in conversation with Karen Burke.

     
  • Gambling: Sin, Vice or Legitimate Leisure Activity?

     
    51:31

    Gambling: Sin, Vice or Legitimate Leisure Activity? Challenges for thoughtful Christians. The Beckly Lecture from the 2014 Methodist Conference, given by Philip Graf CBE, Chair of the Gambling Commission, and Chaired by the Revd Michaela Youngson.

     
  • Ebola outbreak in West Africa

     
    15:45

    Today (2 July) the World Health Organisation has called an emergency meeting of health officials from 11 West African nations to deal with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the region. The Revd Musa Jamawa, former Secretary of the Methodist Conference of Sierra Leone and World Church Partnership Coordinator Olubuma Olayisade speak to Anna Drew about how Sierra Leone has been affected by the outbreak. Please note: some may find the content of this interview upsetting.

     
  • Pastoral Address 2014

     
    Pastoral Address 201434:15

    The Pastoral Address given by the Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, at the Prebyteral Session of the 2014 Conference. Please note that a short period of reflection set to music has been edited out of the podcast.

     
  • Bishop of Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Church & Nigeria

     
    Bishop of Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Church & NigeriaDuration unavailable

    Prelate Samuel Uche, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, talked about Nigeria, John Wesley and the terrorist group Boko Haram on a recent visited to Methodist Church House in London. Listen to his interview with editor writer, George Luke.

     
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