Reset the Debt – Churches call for action to help people forced into debt by COVID-19

reset the debt logoA campaign calling for debt cancellation for people who have been swept into unavoidable debt in recent months is launched today by a group of four denominations representing two-thirds of a million Christians and ecumenical charity, Church Action on Poverty.

The Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church Action on Poverty, The Church of Scotland, The Methodist Church and The United Reformed Church call for the Government to create a Jubilee Fund to provide grants to pay off and cancel unavoidable debt accrued by the poorest households during the lockdown period, giving them a more stable platform from which to face the difficult winter ahead.

Register for the free webinar on Thursday 15th October 2020 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Read more about the campaign.


Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers

A Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers Gathering will take place via Zoom on Thursday 15 October between 11.00am and 12.30pm. It will be hosted by Ian Rutherford and David Hardman (Manchester and Stockport) and Bala Gnanapragasam (London).

Joining from Rome will be Fiona Kendall, the European and Legal Affairs Advisor with Mediterranean Hope. More information.

To join the Zoom meeting on 15 October please let Ian Rutherford know on and he will send you the Zoom link.

View Synod Sessions

Recordings of Sessions 2 and 3 of the District Synod held on Zoom on 19th September 2020 are now available to view on the The Methodist Church in Scotland YouTube Channel.

In Session 2, you can hear about the work of Dave Saunders ‘ Pioneer Ministry in Inverness, and Nik Wooller’s work with Churchless Christians.

In Session 3, Trey Hall introduces “God for All’

Inclusive Church Implementation Group Volunteers

Closing date: 24 September 2020

We are looking to recruit volunteers who are passionate and enthusiastic about ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI), to assist in the implementation of the ‘Inclusive Methodist Church’ (IMC) Strategy. There are 5 work stream areas that have been identified to develop and implement the IMC. Perhaps you have specialist knowledge and experience in HR, Change management, EDI, Psychology, Finance, Theology/Religion, Trade Unions, Law, Voluntary, World of work, Community Activist/Advisory etc. If you do, we would love to hear from you.

More details, including links to job descriptions and application forms.

Creation Time 2020

September is Creation Time 2020, commencing with Climate Sunday on September 6th. Resources for this period have been produced by writers drawn from a variety of church backgrounds and pastoral contexts; thanks to Eco-Congregation Scotland, Faith Nurture Forum and Weekly Worship of the Church of Scotland.