District Newsletter

District Newsletter – August 2019


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Welcome to the Bolton and Rochdale District Newsletter.

This edition includes details about events, dates for your diaries, training opportunities, vacancies, links and contacts. If you have any information to share then please contact us so we can include in future editions. Please share this newsletter around your churches, circuits and contacts.

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Events & Dates for your diary: visit the District Website: www.barmd.org.uk


The Methodist Conference 2019

Conference highlights: https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-conference/conference-2019/


Upcoming Events


Precious memories lunch and chat afternoons (every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month)

We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, from 12.00 -2pm at Christ Church, Mytham  Road, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1JE.

A friendly group for people living with memory loss, anxiety and depression with their Carers, family and friends. If you are looking for a free, safe, relaxed and welcoming environment  to have fun and laughter together, join us for a light lunch and a chat! There is also the option of table games, fun with music, gentle exercises, arts and crafts and entertainment. 


Saturday September 21st 2019 at 10am: Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk

Join Action for Children for a cross bay walk from Arnside to Kents Bank with refreshments at Abbot Hall Hotel after the walk. Registration is £10 for each adult walker and sponsorship is also required. To register, or to find out more, please contact Helen Noble on 01925 415097

Or email helen.noble@actionforchildren.org.uk


Dates for your diary: visit the District Website: www.barmd.org.uk




Volunteers: 3Generate

The Children, Youth and Family Mission Team are currently advertising for volunteers to be a part of the 3Generate delivery team at: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-

britain/3generate/volunteering, the Learning network teams also have volunteering packs to hand out if needed. Please contact Penny Fuller, Team Coordinator - fullerp@methodistchurch.org.uk if you or your colleagues would like any further information.


LANCASHIRE WEST METHODIST CIRCUIT - is seeking to appoint a Family & Schools

Worker. To support our ministry in schools and with families across the Lancashire West Methodist Circuit.The Post is offered on a three year contract for which funding has been secured. The salary offered for 20 hours per week is £9500p.a.  Application Forms are available from:Lancashire West Methodist Circuit Office, Emmanuel Methodist United Reformed Church, Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire.L39 2DE


Closing date for applications: 13/08/19

The Lancashire Methodist District are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic self-motivated project manager for an exciting new mission initiative: The Godly Play Bus Project.

20 Hours per week, £11,500 per annum. Closing date: 12 noon 23rd August 2019

For more information contact the District Office on: 01772 721527



For details of the various jobs around the Connexion please visit: www.methodist.org.uk/jobs



Advanced Module Training Dates – please visit the Events section of the District Website to book places on these training days.

Policies and guidance – the most recent are now available on the Methodist Church website: https://www.methodist.org.uk/for-ministers-and-office-holders/safeguarding/policies-procedure-and-information/policies-and-guidance/


District Safeguarding Officer: New email address

Kev Brabrook - boltonandrochdaledso@dso.methodist.org.uk


Training Opportunities:

Learning Network: North West & Mann Region

See:  www.methodist.org.uk/nwm

Our Learning Network Team have various events and training coming up so please visit the website for further information of what is coming up - http://www.methodist.org.uk/learning/network-regions/north-west-mann-region



General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on 25th May 2018.

Training and resources from TMCP are fine tuned for The Methodist Church context:



How to become a Fairtrade Church: The three goals: To be part of the campaign by becoming a Fairtrade Church, please register with us www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/in-your-community/faith-groups/fairtrade-churches




Our Daily Bread Ministries…..not just the daily devotionals.

The team are willing to come and share with you, please contact them directly either by email on churchministry_uk@odb.org or by phone on 015395 64149.


Quiet Days at Chapel in the Fields  We are offering a monthly Quiet Day at The Chapel over the next few months on the second Wednesday, 9:30am for 10:00 am start, finish by 3:15pm.

Spaces will be limited so please contact tcitf15@gmail.com if you would like attend. We are asking for £10 donation for the day to include a simple lunch.