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The Methodist Podcast
The Methodist Church
A series of weekly podcasts considering the life of the Methodist Church in Britain
2 days ago
The Methodist Podcast Episode 28: HSBC and Hong Kong, 75 years after Hiroshima, faith through online fitness
This week: * We talk to the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church about the letter to HSBC, signed by themselves and the Methodist Church, challenging its position on the situation in Hong Kong. * We consider the legacy of the atomic weapons detonated above Japan 75 years ago * We hear how the Learning Network are engaging young people with issues of faith through online fitness videos.
Jul 30, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 27: Action for Children, the British Methodist Youth Choir, the Church in North and South Korea
The Methodist Podcast returns this week. We discuss: * the impact of Covid-19 on the work of Action for Children * the relaunch of the British Methodist Youth Choir * The Church in North and South Korea.
Jul 16, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 26: online church fatigue, holiday hunger, mediation, anti-racism song
In this week's podcast: * we discuss a survey that indicates young people may be getting fatigued of online church * we hear how churches are fighting holiday hunger * we consider the pilot of a new mediation service for the Connexion * we hear a song to fight racism.
Jul 9, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 25: Reopening churches, lockdown in Leicester, buying a new church, services by conference-call
In this week's podcast: * we talk about mission and the practicalities of reopening churches * we hear how lock down has continued for the people of Leicester * we look at buying a new church * running services via conference call
Jul 2, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 24: New President and Vice-President, racism, opening churches for worship, Reception into Full Connexion
This week * we talk to the new President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference * we hear a response to the Methodist Conference debate around race * we discuss churches returning to worship * we hear from some of those who have been received into full Connexion
Jun 25, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 23: The Presidential year, twinning, Methodist Youth Brass Band, virtually walking the length of the country
This week: * we talk to the current President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference on their year in office * we talk twinning * we learn about the Methodist Youth Brass Band * we meet a man who is, virtually, walking the length of the country.
Jun 18, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 22: Methodist Conference, sexual harassment, mental health, bereavement, and a 120th birthday
This week * we preview the Methodist Conference * we hear about new guidelines to tackle sexual harassment * we consider the impact of the coronavirus on mental health * we discuss how the pandemic has changed bereavement * we celebrate a 120th birthday.
Jun 11, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 21: Statement on racism, John Wesley and slavery, Grenfell anniversary, MHA
This week: * we consider the statement on race made by the Secretary of the Methodist Conference * we discuss John Wesley and slavery following events in Bristol * we talk to the Minister at Notting Hill Methodist Church on the third anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy * and, ahead of this weekend’s MHA Sunday, we hear an update on the situation in care homes
Jun 4, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 20: The death of George Floyd, returning to school, Climate Sunday, Eco Church, the divestment of oil companies
In this week's podcast: * We have a response to the death of George Floyd * the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust on returning to school post Covid-19 * the launch of Climate Sunday * Eco Church * News on the divestment of oil companies by the CFB
May 28, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 19: politics and responsibility, young people, 3Generate, a weather vane restoration
In this week's Methodist Podcast: * we hear from the President of the Methodist Conference on politics and responsibility * we talk to some of the young people taking part in the One Programme: Connexion * we also hear about changes to 3Generate * and we learn how a weather vane restoration made national television.
May 21, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 18: Calais refugees, Cliff Festival at Home, making PPE, Ramadan under lockdown
In this week's Methodist Podcast: * We hear from Calais on the situation for refugees during the coronavirus crisis * We preview this weekend's Cliff Festival * We hear about Ramadan under lockdown * We learn how a district has handmade 6,000 pieces of protective equipment for the NHS * A prayer for Aldersgate Sunday from the Revd Dr Martyn Atkins
May 14, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 17: Poverty and the surge in use of foodbanks, creative arts and mental health
In this week's Methodist Podcast * We consider the poverty that is resulting from the coronavirus and how the Methodist people are responding * We also hear from the Shieldfield Art Works project (SAW) on how they are using art to help people's wellbeing
May 7, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 16: how churches have responded to the coronavirus
In this week's podcast: * The UK has now been in lockdown for six weeks and during that time many Methodist churches have been working hard providing for the spiritual and practical needs of their communities. * We’ll also be hearing from the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Secretary of the Conference and from the Youth President on their thoughts of how the Connexion has faced up to the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 30, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 15: VE Day, mental health, homelessness during coronavirus
In this week's Methodist Podcast: * In advance of next week's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day we talk to Methodists from Jersey who were liberated from occupation. * We talk to a mental health chaplain * We learn how a mission for the homeless is coping under Coronoavirus
Apr 23, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 14: MHA, stranded seafarers, puppets bringing good news
In this week's Methodist Podcast * MHA is asking for support in prayer, volunteering and donations to help fund vital PPE. We feature an interview with Barbara Glasson who joined their Silver Command planning meeting to hear at first-hand how they are dealing with the crisis. * We hear about the impact of the coronavirus on seafarers * We learn about a new social media campaign to help us love ourselves and love our neighbours * We discover how puppets are taking the good news to new places.
Apr 16, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 13: Hospital chaplains, All We Can campaign, new principal of Queen's Foundation
In this week’s podcast * We talk to a member of the Diaconal Order working as an NHS hospital chaplain on the challenges they are facing * The CEO of All We Can launches a campaign to support those in the developing world * We talk to the incoming Principal of the Queen’s Foundation
Apr 9, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 12: MHA, Rural Christians, the World Mission Fund, the President of the Conference's Easter reflections
Apr 2, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 11: MHA, Coronvirus in Uganda, finding God in a culture of fear, supporting communities
In this week's podcast: * we talk with MHA about how they are taking care of their residents * we discuss the coronavirus in Uganda * we talk about how to find God in a culture of fear * we also round up some of the work being done around the Connexion to support communities, both practically and spiritually
Mar 26, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 10: Coronavirus, supporting families, Italy, the 'virtual choir'
This week in the Methodist Podcast: * we discuss how the Methodist Church is continuing to respond to the coronavirus crisis * we find out how families can be supported at this time * we hear an update from the Methodist Church in Italy * and we hear how the National Methodist Great British choir is bringing the world together in song.
Mar 19, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 9: Coronavirus and the Church, older people, foodbanks, looking after our spiritual needs
In this week's Methodist Podcast: * we discuss what the Coronavirus pandemic will mean for the Methodist Church * we talk to a Mission Enabler for Older People and we consider the impact of the crisis on foodbanks * we also talk about serving the spiritual needs of ourselves and others during the crisis, and share a prayer from the President of the Methodist Conference.
Mar 13, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 8: Coronavirus, Refugees, and JPIT
In this week's Methodist podcast: * In addition to the advice for UK churches, we speak to British Methodists living in Rome and Bethlehem who are in lock-down. * To mark this week’s anniversary of the war in Syria, we talk to a family of refugees who have been given a home by the Methodist Church in Birmingham thanks to the Community Sponsorship programme. * We review the Joint Public Issues Team conference from last weekend and talk to some of those were present about how churches can have an influence politicians around environmental issues.
Mar 6, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 7: The Whitechapel Mission, this weekend's JPIT Conference, Daffodil Day
In this week's Methodist podcast * we learn about the work of the Whitechapel Mission with the homeless * we preview this weekend's JPIT Conference - Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate * we learn about Daffodil Day * we mark the World Day of Prayer
Feb 28, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 6: Youth President's Lent tour, church twinning, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Housing, Church and Community
In this week's Methodist Podcast * Youth President Thelma Commey discusses her Lent tour and reflections * we talk church twinning with Global Relationships * we meet an Intern working with The Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Housing, Church and Community. *Back to Podcasts* *Share this * * Facebook * Twitter * Email
Feb 20, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 5: UK floods, mission partner from Japan, Lent resources, climate change
In this week's Methodist Podcast: * we talk to those supporting communities affected by this week's flooding * interview a mission partner who has been working in Japan for almost 30 years * take a look at Lent resources from All We Can * find out why JPIT is scouring the globe looking for six young Methodists to tackle climate change.
Feb 13, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 4: Coronavirus, talking to the new Church at the Margins Officer, Lent resources
In this week's Methodist Podcast: * The Chinese Methodist community considers the impact of Coronavirus on its membership * We meet the new Church at the Margins Officer * We preview this year's Lent resources from the Joint Public Issues Team.
Feb 6, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 3: Homelessness, what Methodist young people really want, and new forms of church
This week's Methodist Podcast features * a preview of the Methodist gathering taking place in Birmingham this Saturday to consider homelessness and housing * a look at the newly published 3Generate Manifesto * new forms of church and church planting.
Jan 30, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 2: The Secretary of the Conference, Brexit and the Methodist Diaconal Order
This week's podcast features * an interview with the Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler following news of his nomination as Secretary of the Conference * we consider what Brexit means for Methodist relationships with partner churches across Europe * we explore the Methodist Diaconal Order
Jan 23, 2020
The Methodist Podcast Episode 1: Chile, rural isolation and Christian Unity
The first in a new series of weekly podcasts considering the life of the Methodist Church in Britain. In this week's podcast, we feature * an account of the demonstrations in Chile * a pilot project tackling rural isolation * the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity.