Don't Squander a Hard fought Right

The Methodist President, the Rev. Sam McGuffin, encourages all Methodist people on the electoral register to carefully and prayerfully cast their vote in Thursday’s momentous election. These are unprecedented times and this is after all a right which was hard fought for and should not be squandered.

Whilst the Methodist Church can never be said to be a political party at prayer it does recognize that in a democratic society exercising the prerogative to vote is a deeply significant right and responsibility. Our prayer is that all those elected, locally and nationally, will quickly settle to the task of addressing and resolving the great political, social and economic issues of the day, for the good of all and not just in the interests of the privileged few.