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Each church and Circuit are being asked to complete a “Data protection annual checklist”.  Part of this is to ensure that we hold the correct details for people.  I don’t think we will be issuing a new Circuit Directory until the autumn, but if you are listed in the 2020 directory and any of your details have changed could you please let me know, thank you.

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Safeguarding

There are still a few places left on the online training courses.  If you are new to a role and have not undertaken any training please see if you are free to join a session.  If you don’t know when your training is due, I have the dates for training.

For a week in May there will be a number of “Gifts outside the box” events.  Bookings need to be made by 3rd May.

From District (they have a new logo)

From Connexion

The Global Relationships team have received an update and request for prayer from the General Secretary of the Church of South India as the country struggles to cope with a surging Covid 19 second wave. You can read the request and a full report on the situation in South India here.

Two Reflect quiet mornings are to take place for Aldersgate on the 22nd and the 24th May 2021, 9.30am-12.15pm, via Zoom.  This is the first part of two quiet morning events exploring Wesley’s spiritual journey. Part two will be held in the early autumn. You can find out more information here.

Find out how you can create a beautiful outdoor space in your community, church yard or school ground and see how three communities have transformed their outdoor space for both people and wildlife here, courtesy of the Bible Society.


A number of Ecumenical events are being organised in the North East.

Wednesday 5 May 2021 18.30 – 20.30hrs
Community Organising in the North East: An ecumenical conversation.
Over the last five years Christians have been working alongside people
of other faiths, and none, to challenge the injustices that shape our
communities in the North East. During this online event we want to share
some of the stories of how together we have empowered people to tackle
low wages, mental health provisions, hate crime, free-school meal
access and climate change. Along with the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler,
and the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, Robert Byrne, we will be asking
how community organising is part of our faith journeys.

Storytelling is at the heart of challenging injustice and we hope our
stories will engage and inspire you.

login details will be sent out the week before the event.

Save the date: 
NECAT are organising a series of 5 evening on-line sessions on ‘Creation Theology’ Thursdays July 01st-29th.  I will send further details once they arrive.

Eco conference – 4th September – details on poster:

Regular events and links

SundaysVisit YouTube to see a recorded service from Bishop Auckland Methodist Church. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_duanwurAoKYcmPeSWTug Or visit the website for lots of other opportunities for worship https://bishopmethodist.org.uk/church-community/worshiphome/   Worship sheets are on the Circuit website https://www.basmethodistcircuit.org.uk/publications/worship.html  
Sundays 11amBishop FM 105.9 will have a recorded service from Bishop Auckland Methodist Church  
Sunday 6pmWorship takes place on Zoom, please get in touch for the link  
Monday 12.45 pm    The President and Vice President of Conference are hosting a series of events on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/MethodistPresidency/  
Tuesdays 12.45pm      During this Year of Prayer there is an opportunity to join with others across the Methodist Family in a weekly prayer session, on Zoom and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MethodistChurchinBritain     Next Tuesday’s service will be led by Revd Dr Deji Okegbile, Chaplain, Nigerian Methodist Chaplaincy UK and Ireland, and minister of Askew Road Church in the Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham Circuit.

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