Re-imagine Church: Revitalising and Starting Churches

Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Oxford Place Methodist Church, Leeds, LS1 3AU

Join lay people, church leaders, pioneers and ministers for a day of conversation and learning about the ministry of church change in the 21st Century.

Are you:
  • exploring different ways of being church?
  • needing practical support to move from ideas to action?
  • passionate about innovation, inclusive and risk-taking

Bring a team of people from your church for a keynote address by
  • Trey Hall, pioneer, writer and the Mission Advisor of the Birmingham District
plus a panel of diverse practitioners:
  • Sharon Lawrance, Busoasis
  • David Markay, Chaplaincy Everywheere
  • Lorraine Brown, Peak Park Rural Development
  • Matt Arnold, Forest Church

In the afternoon, choose from a range of break-out groups and workshops to help your ministry's next steps:
  • Re-imagine Circuit (Alistair Sharp)
  • Re-imagine Rural (Lorraine Brown, Maggie Patchett)
  • Re-imagine Creativity (Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe)
  • Re-imagine Outside (Matt Arnold)
  • Re-imagine Chaplaincy (David Markay, Karen Beecham)
  • Re-imagine Beyond Church Walls (Trey Hall)

Nothing in the world of organised religion works the way it used to. We're interested in cultivating new models and equipping leaders who can serve flexibly and passionately amidst critical cultural shifts.

The event is free. Lunch is provided so booking is essential - please contact Sian Henderson on, 01904 786275 or 07809 431871.

Welsh Hymn Singing Festival

Saturday, 13th May 2017, 2.00 - 3.30pm and 4.45 - 6.30pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9HR

The Yorkshire and North East Welsh Hymn Singing Festival will be held at Toll Gavel United Church on 13th May 2017. You can download a poster here, or for more information call 01535 665829 or 0113 269 4268.

My Heart Strangely Warmed

Saturday, 20th May 2017, 10.00am - 5.15pm
Moravian Church and School, Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 8NT

The Lutheran, Moravian and Methodist Churches are pleased to invite you to join us for a day of music, workshops, academic discussion and worship.

The theme of the day has a special focus on music, particularly hymnody. Congregational singing has been an important part of most churches as a vehicle to develop spirituality, convey theology, and of course as a deep and moving form of communal worship.

People of all or no faith are invited to join us to explore these and other developments and influences through plenary lectures, interactive workshops, and academic papers. More details will be available in spring 2017 when you will be able to express your preference regarding which workshops and papers you wish to attend.

For more information, please see the Reformation 500 website.

Methodists for World Mission Conference: Moving People: Moving Stories

Friday, 2nd June to Sunday, 4th June 2017
Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

Refugees, economic migrants and people seeking new lives in new places mean more people are on the move across the globe than ever before. Follow the churches' journeyalongside some of these people and explore how we can become a church of all nations.

Speakers and voices will include Revd Jorge Domingues (former Deputy General Secretary for Mission and Evangelism), members of the Karen community (refugees from the Thai Myanmar border), Katy Brookes-Duncan (volunteer working with refugees in Lesvos), Shari Brown (Project Coordinator with 'Restore' - building relationships with refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham).

For more information, please see the Methodists for World Mission website.

Leeds Methodist District Final Celebration

Saturday, 1st July 2017, 4pm (refreshments), 6pm (service)
Lidgett Park Methodist Church, Leeds, LS8 1HG

Please join the Leeds Methodist District as they celebrate the ministry of the Leeds District, looking back at past achievements and looking forward to the future.

Please RSVP to the Leeds District Administrator at or 07809 431871.