Alton Webteam: June 2015
This year's Methodist Conference takes place in Southport at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre from 25 June to 2 July. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church and meets annually to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world.
Highlights this year include:
The induction of the new President (the Revd Steven Wild) and the Vice-Present (Dr Jill Barber) on Saturday 27 June at 2.15pm, followed by the addresses
New ministers being received into Full Connexion and ordination services on Sunday 28 June from 10.45am
Courage, Cost & Hope: the report on the past cases review on Monday 29 June at 11.15am
Issues of Connexionalism on Tuesday 30 June at 11.15am
Mission and heritage activities resourced by the President and Vice-President on Tuesday 30 June at 2.15pm
Discussion of fossil fuels and ethical investment on Thursday 2 July at 9.30am
Induction of the Secretary of the Conference on Thursday 4 July at 11:15am.
Video of debates and Conference worship will be streamed live online through the Methodist Conference website from Saturday 27 June onwards. The Conference website is also the first place to go for Conference news and information
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