Easter Offering

The EASTER OFFERING 2018 dedication service, Seek Peace and Pursue It (Psalm 34:14) features stories from Mission Partners in Sri Lanka, Japan and Israel/Palestine supported by the World Mission Fund. Each one is working towards peace and reconciliation in their own situations. The worship will encourage us to consider how we might learn from these situations and find ways to ‘seek peace and pursue it’, in our individual lives, churches and communities.

This service provides an opportunity for churches and circuits to gather and celebrate God’s mission activity in the wider world. It includes the dedication of the Easter Offering – all of which goes to the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church in Britain and Ireland, supporting 65 Partner Churches overseas. Leader’s notes give valuable guidance to assist local organisers in the preparation of the service.

Download the service from the Methodist Church website.


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Methodist Women in Britain is a movement within the Methodist Church, led by a group of volunteers and funded by donations, which aims to connect women with an interest in creative spirituality and a passion for global social justice. We hold day conferences and residential events, produce printed and online resources and engage in social justice campaigns. MWiB is about more than Methodism, more than women and more than Britain – we have strong links with the World Church, and are part of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women.

You can find out more by visiting their website

District Officers:

President:  June Anderson

Vice President & Forum Rep:  Win Aston

Secretary:   Helen Weighell

Treasurer:   Lesley Morland

Minutes Sec: Dorothy Hutton

Day Events Sec: Chris Spink

Newsletter Editor:  Celia Shires


Ministeracres Overnighter Friday/Saturday 9/10 March 2018. The Facilitator for this weekend of fellowship will be Deacon Myrtle Poxon.

Quiet Day on Monday 26 March 2018 at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Stockton TS19 8JX. Coffee will be served from 10am with activities starting at 10.30am. Please bring your own lunch (drinks provided). Facilitator: Rev Ruth Parry

Summer Afternoon on Friday 18 May 2018 at 2.00pm. Venue: Bishop Auckland Methodist Church DL14 6EN Speaker: Rev Sue Richardson. Afternoon tea will follow the service.

President’s Evening on 12 July 2018 at 6pm. Venue: Normanby Methodist Church TS6 0LX – ‘Summer Salad Serenade’ Tickets available

MWiB supported Charity

District MWiB Partnership September 2017 to July 2018 providing support for the work of John & Sharon Harbottle, mission partners in Haiti (John’s brother Arthur is a minister in the Redcar & Cleveland Circuit).

If you have a favourite local or home charity that you would like the District to support the following year, 2018/19, proposals need to be sent to Helen Weighell, District MWiB Secretary, with details, by February 2018.