Take a look at the list of links below and take the time to browse each site. You'll find useful information from other organisations that may help you in your faith and your work.
MHA’s blog and latest news, as well as useful information on MHA’s services, Chaplaincy, appeals, current vacancies and volunteering. The site also features a postcode/town search facility enabling the user to search for homes and services within their local area and to request appointments to view facilities by email as well as telephone. MHA is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for more than 16,000 older people throughout Britain. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of older people, inspired by Christian concern.
The Methodist Church of Great Britain
The official website for The Methodist Church of Great Britain with an introduction to Methodism, history, explanation of church structure, beliefs, news, British Methodist Conference public statements and contact details.
The Methodist Church Conference Site
The Conference is required to happen on an annual basis. It meets from Thursday lunchtime to Thursday lunchtime on or around the last week of June/ first week of July each year.
Churches Together Derbyshire
We are a group of people appointed by many of the Churches and Christian traditions in Derbyshire to represent them in a common forum for discussion, decision and action.
Magnet Resources is a charity set up to publish Magnet magazine and associated Christian resources.
Building Faith in our Future
The Church of England strategy for church buildings. It emphasises the many different ways in which the buildings contribute to life today, and the need for wider and deeper partnerships in their use and funding.
Arthur Rank Centre
For 40 years the Arthur Rank Centre has served both the spiritual and practical needs of the rural Christian community through a programme of community and social projects, resourcing and training.
Messy Church is an attempt to be church for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians but can't cope with traditional Sunday morning church services.
Biblefresh is a movement of hundreds of churches, agencies, colleges, festivals and denominations to encourage people, particularly within the church, to find new ways to engage with passion with the Bible.
The BigBible Project seeks to draw Christians from all churches & none into deeper engagement with the Bible through local reading groups & online conversations.
Singing the Faith
In September 2011, Singing the Faith became the successor to Hymns and Psalms. With over 800 hymns, psalms and liturgical responses, the book reflects the way in which worship has evolved for British Methodists over the 28 intervening years.
The Methodist Recorder
The Methodist Recorder is an independent and self financing weekly paper that boasts a wide variety of features and regular columns.
All We Can exists to bring about significant and long term change in some of the world's most marginalised communities, and to empower people to change structures that are oppressive and unjust.
Christian Guild Holidays - Willersley Castle, Derbyshire
Christian Guild exists to provide Christian-based holidays for everyone who is a Christian, who is seeking to find Christ, or who is in sympathy with the Christian faith. Our Christian commitment manifests itself in the fellowship and friendship which are an integral part of our holidays.
York Courses is based in historic York and produces courses specially designed for groups of Christians from different traditions to study together. They are easy-to-use ecumenical courses, bringing famous voices and challenging opinions into your discussion group.
ArtServe promotes and supports the use of creative arts in Christian worship, including music, dance and drama, visual arts, and creative writing. It was an initiative of the former Methodist Church Music Society (MCMS) which started life in 1935 as a fellowship of Methodist organists and choirmasters. At that time, not only were these the only people in most churches with any responsibility for music, but also music was almost the sole art form regularly used in worship. Times have changed since then and now Artserve looks at the following.
· Music in its many styles has been prominent in our worship for many years and we uphold and develop all aspects of our musical life including worship bands, music groups, choirs, instrumentalists, organists, songwriters, and composers and arrangers.
· Dance and drama play an increasingly significant role in the worship of many churches. Here we include mime, puppetry, circle dance and storytelling as well as the more obvious expressions of these art forms.
· Visual arts represent ever-expanding possibilities, whether simply informing or being actively included in our worship: for example banners, flower arranging, paintings, sculpture, and film and photography. We want to develop ways to make these more accessible to all for use in worship.
· Creative writers have many opportunities to contribute worship: hymns, liturgies, meditations, and storytelling are just some of the ways in which those who have a gift for the use of language can use their creativity to help others worship.
More info: www.artserve.org.uk/
This Partnership with The Church of North India began in 1977 and involves the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Churches in Derbyshire. Learn more about this partnership by browsing the website.
Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire
WCD is a Local Ecumenical Partnership, sponsored by Churches Together in Derbyshire to carry forward the ministry of the Church in relation to Work and the Workplace.
CoffeeAid brings high street quality Fairtrade coffee & tea at affordable prices to churches and businesses throughout the UK. We also gift 5% of our sales to “Action for Children”.
Our specialised service is to provide the right coffee equipment and products to suit your venue and budget. Many churches today are looking to provide an outreach through coffee & tea that attracts both young and old. Let CoffeeAid help you to achieve this aim with advice, design and sampling to give you the perfect tasting Fairtrade coffee and tea for todays demands. See our website for full details www.coffeeaid.co.uk
The Methodist Book Centre in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, has been trading for nearly 70 years and is now the only large Methodist Bookshop in the Connexion.