Have you seen ‘the Connexion’?




The Winter 2020 edition of ‘the Connexion’ magazine which brings inspiring stories from the life of the Methodist Church has now appeared and is available for you to take and read from the leaflet stand in the Welcome Room at Lansdowne and in the vestibule at Somers Park.  This time the theme is ‘Choices:  choosing life’.

  • Choosing to open up to God:
    The Rev. Peter Hancock, Mission Consultant for the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District, says the choice is yours – to open up to God or to close down.
  • Choosing to be a beacon of hope for young people: 
    Project manager Mandy Taylor tells how a dream led Lyn Edwards to follow God’s call to set up ‘Shackles Off’, a café in Seascale, Cumbria.
  • Choosing to start a movement of awakening and revival: 
    Sandra Lopez, Partnership Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, says overseas support can create more followers of Jesus Christ.
  • A radical rural choice:
    The Rev. Shalome MacNeill Cooper tells how seven small congregations in the Shropshire and Marches Circuit have made difficult choices to follow God.
  • Inspiring choices:
    The Rev. Claire Simpson describes the choices for herself and the East Solent and Downs Circuit as they respond to Go and the community.
  • Choosing life in its fullness:
    In the face of life’s challenges the Church offers a counter-story of living hope, says Becca Byass of the Nottingham and Derby District, who has been appointed as the first well-being officer in a Methodist District.
  • Choosing a Methodist way of living:
    Past President of the Conference, the Rev. Dr. Roger L. Walton challenges the Church to adopt new commitments that echo John Wesley being inspired by the love of God – through worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism.