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Activities and opportunities to gather physically are nonexistent at the moment, though we are making much use of zoom meetings and other non face to face social media. This page contains useful information for on line material from the North West and Mann Learning network.

Bible Month is more than sermons in church buildings.

  • It can also involve small groups of adults or children and youth people
  • It is usually held during June, but can be done anytime including during Lockdown, and it can happen in different ways!

Bible Month Magazine 2020: Ruth
This magazine provides guides to Ruth, adapted for a four week preaching programme, small group work and all age engagement.
Contributors include Dr Rachel Starr with Gail Adcock, our very own Revd Dr Jasmine Devadason, Charlotte Hendy, Claire Knight and Jo Swinney.

To order your hard copies and download your PDF copy of Bible Month, click here.

Videos from Bible Month Preparation days
There is some excellent teaching in these videos; watch alone as part as your prep to lead others, or watch in your own homes and invite others to chat about it with you afterwards...

Ruth Part 1 by Rachel Starr, click here.
Ruth Part 2 by Rachel Starr, click here.
Rachel's talk at Southern Region, click here.

Virtual Coffee Morning

Tuesdays 11:00 to 11:40am
A space to:
~ See people
~ Have conversations
~ Reflect on the week
~ Pray
Join in the same link as the last two weeks with this link.
This link will change soon.
If you need a meeting ID or password then they are:
Meeting ID: 892 1718 0051
Password: 026541

Cliff Festival is still on

It's still going global and it's still partnering with the NWM Learning Network, All We Can and others!

~ Friday 22 May, Saturday 23 May, Sunday 24 May, Monday 25 May
~ Free
~ Live streaming and pre-recorded Bible studies, seminars, workshops, preaching, worship and
~ Speakers include Revd Dr Billy Abraham, Professor Evelyn Parker and Dr Miguel A. De La Torre; Worship leaders include Sam Taylor and Josh Gillam.
We'll also have some all-age worship and activities every day.
~ This year's Festival theme is 'Global Vision'. This offers us an amazing opportunity to reflect with and learn from some of our global partners, and we hope they will encourage and enable us to understand and learn from their context.

Some of our team are involved so maybe we will see you there!
Festival guide is here.

After Lockdown

Webinar series: Mission Beyond Lockdown
The lockdown means that we can't do what we usually do right now. And if, as expected, social distancing measures remain once the strict lockdown ends, our church buildings may remain closed for some months. What does this mean for God's mission through the church?

The link to the Webinar series is here.

The District Missioner Community and Learning Network, in collaboration with the Evangelism and Growth Team, bring you a series of webinars starting Tuesday 12 May to explore this issue and the many questions which arise. We are offering hosted conversations on the impact of social distancing on community engagement, leadership, evangelism, discipleship and more. Each webinar will be interactive and reflective, aiming to prepare us all for the "new normal" that is coming.

See below for confirmed topics and dates. To register, click on the webinar title and book your free ticket. Some webinar details are yet to be confirmed — tickets will go live as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email Emma Nash.

Webinar 1 — Community engagement beyond COVID-19 2:00 to 4:00pm Tuesday 12 May

Webinar 2 — Give me some good news: evangelism beyond COVID-19 3:00 to 5:00pm Tuesday 19 May

Webinar 3 — Leadership beyond lockdown 2:00 to 4:00pm Wednesday 3 June

Webinar 4 — Missio Dei: What lockdown is teaching us about mission (date and time TBC)

Webinar 5 — How to use the Methodist Way of Life: daily discipleship beyond church buildings (date and time TBC)