General Methodist web sites 

The Methodist Church of Great Britain

The Methodist Church official website in Britain. Includes resources, news and links to churches and other Methodist sites
(http://www.methodist.org.uk)

The Methodist Church, Chester and Stoke on Trent District The web site of the Stoke and Chester Methodist District, of which Dane and Trent Circuit is a member.
(http://www.chestokemethodists.com/)
World Methodist Council World Methodist Council. (US based international website)
(http://www.worldmethodist.org)
 

Methodist and other Christian
books & magazines

methodist publishing logo Produces resources for the Methodist Church in Britain.  Includes the Methodist Prayer Handbook, Methodist Diary, Directory of the Annual Conference, Methodist Worship Book and JMA fundraising materials.
https://www.methodistpublishing.org.uk/
   
The Methodist Recorder Magazine Featured articles and contacts from the Methodist Recorder magazine.  Only available on paper.
(http://www.methodistrecorder.co.uk)
The Methodist Book Centre, Hanley, Stoke on Trent The Methodist Book Centre in Hanley, Stoke on Trent is an Ecumenical Shop resourcing the Churches of the city and surrounding districts: See CRFL – Christian Resources for Life.
(http://www.methodistbookcentre.co.uk/)
The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge : an on-line Christian bookshop The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge : an on-line Christian bookshop
(http://www.spck.org.uk)
Wild Goose Publications, publishing house of the Iona Community Wild Goose Publications, the publishing house of the Iona Community
(http://ionabooks.com/)
Ship of Fools, the magazine of Christian unrest Magazine of Christian unrest.  A global interactive community website based in London, with a unique blend of iconoclasm and devotion, where the ridiculous is vigorously pursued.
(http://www.shipoffools.com)
 

External news services 

World Vision : Christian news service World Vision : Christian news service based in the UK
(http://www.worldvision.org.uk/news-and-views/)
News Channels of The Methodist Church of Great Britain News Channels of The Methodist Church of Great Britain:
   News Releases,

   Podcasts,
   Facebook,
   Twitter,
   The Buzz,
   Local Events,
   Methodist Blogs,
   Leadership Blogs
Methodist Recorder magazine The news service is now only available on paper.
(http://www.methodistrecorder.co.uk)
The Methodist e-News Letter The Methodist e-News Letter, available by email, on request, and via the web pages
(http://www.methodist.org.uk/news-and-events/e-news)
 
Ekklesia - news items with a religious/faith or moral dimension Most visited web site concerned with religion in the UK.  Provides news briefings, details of the latest events, reports on issues concerned with religion and public life, research projects, statements in response to current events and policy developments, columns and commentary,  and an online bookshop.
(http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/)
 

Mission Matters, magazine of the Methodist Church, covering world-wide Christian mission activities

'Mission Matters', magazine of the Methodist Church, covering world-wide Christian mission activities

(http://www.methodist.org.uk/mission/one-mission-matters-magazine)

   
The Well - magazine for young people and youth workers

The Well magazine for young people and youth workers is sent out three times a year.  It contains stories, news, information and resources.

(http://www.methodist.org.uk/childrenandyouth)

 

Research and study 

The Wesley & Methodist Studies Centre at Oxford Brookes University The Wesley & Methodist Studies Centre at Oxford Brookes University.
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hpc/research/oxford-centre-for-methodism-and-church-history/research/ )
John Rylands University Library of Manchester: Methodist Archives and Research Centre John Rylands University Library of Manchester: Methodist Archives and Research Centre
( http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/ )

On this web site, see also the section about Faith Matters, under the heading Learn more about Christianity

 

Special interest, e.g. history

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism, representing through its displays of images and artefacts, the history of the Primitive Methodist Church.
(http://www.engleseabrook-museum.org.uk)
A History of Methodist revivals in Stoke on Trent A History of Methodist revivals in Stoke on Trent, from the time of Wesley to the present day
(http://www.thepotteries.org/history/spiritual_history.html)
Rewlach - North Staffordshire Methodist heritage North Staffordshire Methodist heritage.  The site name is taken from Rewlach Chapel (now closed for worship) in the upper Manifold Valley, south of Longnor, in the White Peak District of Derbyshire.
(http://www.rewlach.org.uk/home.html)
 

Connected with this Circuit

Chester and Stoke on Trent District of the Methodist Church The web site of the Chester and Stoke on Trent District of the Methodist Church, of which Dane and Trent Circuit is a member.
(http://www.chestokemethodists.com/)
Churches Together in England Churches Together in England - fosters people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together.  Dane and Trent Methodist Circuit work through Churches Together in Congleton, Biddulph Churches Together, Churches Together in Goostrey, and in Holmes Chapel and Middlewich.  A number of churches in the Circuit have special ties to nearby churches of other denominations, e.g. through regular shared worship with Anglican or United Reformed Churches in Bosley, Congleton and Lower Withington.
(http://www.churches-together.net/)
 
United Reformed Church in Congleton For all Sunday evening services, joint worship is held between the United Reformed Church in Congleton and the Methodist Churches of Brookhouse Green, Trinity and Wellpring.
(http://www.congletonurc.org.uk/)
 
The Victoria Centre supports Biddulph Methodist Church's connection to the local community The Victoria Centre supports Biddulph Methodist Church's efforts to connect with the community at large.  This community centre has a wide range of services and activities available, including blood donor sessions, U3A (University of the 3rd Age) activities, language courses, self defence classes, art and craft activities, charity markets, coffee mornings, mums and toddlers groups, and slimming classes.
(http://www.victoriacentrebiddulph.co.uk)
   
sreet pastors congleton Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community.  Part of a national team, pioneered in 2003, operating across the world.  Usually on patrol from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.
http://streetpastors.org/locations/congleton/
 

Campaigning and Christian Action

MHA logo Improving the quality of life of older people.  Placing a value on spiritual as well as physical health and well-being in later life. Creating opportunities for older people, of all faiths and none, to gain peace, fulfilment and meaning in their lives.
http://www.mha.org.uk/
   

Joint Public Issues Team - investigates and exposes public issues

See also 6-weekly 'Praxis' newsletter

The Joint Public Issues Team combines the expertise of the Baptist Union, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church in the area of public issues. The Team aims to promote equality and justice by influencing those in power and by energising and supporting local congregations. 
(http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/)
 
Traidcraft - Fighting poverty through trade Fighting poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.  Support of Traidcraft and Fair Trade is a key part of the work undertaken in our circuit.
(http://www.traidcraft.co.uk)
Christian Aid - Campaigning to change the rules that keep people poor Strengthening people to find their own solutions to the problems they face. Striving for a new world transformed by an end to poverty.  Campaigning to change the rules that keep people poor.  Support of Christian Aid is a key part of the work undertaken in our circuit.
(http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/)
World Church Relationships - Christian and Methodist initiatives throughout the world
World Church Relationships

Mission to the World Church (Previously called 'Overseas Missions') is supported through prayer, giving, fund raising events and learning more of Christian and Methodist initiatives throughout the world.  Work is done through particular World Church Relationships.  In our circuit, funds are raised via JMA (Junior Mission for All) and Women's Network (Methodist Women in Britain).
(http://www.methodist.org.uk/mission/world-church/about-world-church-relationships)

World Vision - Aid & development agency Aid & development agency;  voluntary & government funding;  running community development projects; turning best business practices into dynamic action to serve the poor.
(http://www.worldvision.org.uk/)
all-we-can - partnering small-scale, local organisations to resolve community problems All We Can, previously known as MRDF (Methodist Relief and Development Fund), works in partnership with small-scale, locally-based organisations to seek solutions to a range of community problems.  Can also respond immediately to emergencies.  Provides educational resources including worship resources, action ideas, stories and fundraising suggestions.
(http://www.allwecan.org.uk/)
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

(Used to be called NCH – National Children's Homes)
(http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk)

   
Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank provides emergency food supplies Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food.  Volunteers sort food and pack it into boxes. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a Foodbank distribution centre where it can be redeemed for three days of emergency food.
(http://stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk/)
   
 
 

Purchasable Products and Services:
Methodist, other Christian, ethical

The Seed - inspire and resource Christian leaders involved in worship The Seed (The Worship Cloud) is a place designed to resource and inspire Christian leaders involved in worship.  In addition, creative individuals and Christian publishers can upload, share and contribute to the worshipping community.  Resources can be downloaded by making a subscription or at a charge per item.  For UK worship leaders, the basic subscription is free and just requires you to register.  Articles are free to all, to inspire and educate from a range of sources.
(http://www.seedresources.com/
   
Methodist Insurance operates like a mutual organisation, making grants out of profits to the Methodist Church Methodist Insurance serve the wider public, whilst making investments consistent with the moral stance and teachings of the Methodist Church.  They operate like a mutual organisation, making grants out of profits to the Methodist Church, to help sustain their work and witness.
https://www.methodistinsurance.co.uk/about-us/methodist-church/index.aspx )
Christian Guild provide Christian holidays in the UK Christian Guild Holidays provide Christian holidays in the UK, all year-round, in standard or en-suite rooms with full or half board, or in self catering lodges.  Themed breaks available, e.g. walking, arts and crafts, dancing and heritage.
(http://www.christianguild.co.uk/)
Traidcraft - an ethical on-line, shopping facility supporting fair trade An ethical on-line, shopping facility supporting fair trade
(http://www.traidcraft.co.uk)
On this page, see also the topic area about books and magazines for sale.
   
 

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