Circuit Presentation and Consultation
— Monday February 17th 7pm at Bedford Hall Methodist Church.
This is an important evening in the life of the church, so churches are being encouraged to send at least 2 nominated representatives.
Each church council (Managing Trustees) will in due time be required to affirm or otherwise it's intentions to permit Same Sex Marriages on its premises, so please ensure that you and your church members have taken the time to prayerfully reflect on this report and have attended at least one circuit and / or district meetings.
Update on the 'God in Love Unites Us' consultation from the Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Conference:
The Methodist Church in Britain is at the midpoint of a consultation on 'God in love unites us', the report which the Conference received and commended for study and on which all District Synods have been asked to vote. Those votes will approve, disapprove or approve with amendments some of the key resolutions of the Conference, namely:
That the Conference adopts the understanding of the principles of good relating contained in the report.
That the Conference adopts the understanding of cohabitation contained in the report.
That the Conference adopts the Guidance on the Understanding of Marriage contained in the report and directed its inclusion in CPD.
That the Conference consents to the marriage of same-sex couples.
That the Conference amends the Standing Orders in the light of these decisions.
The detail of these, the full text of the report and resources to support reading and reflection on the report can be found here.
Dates for presentations around the district can be found here click the link and follow the instructions to register your intention to attend.
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