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Pictured: The President, Rev Sam McGuffin with Lay Leader, Lynda Neilands following the installation service at Conference 2019

On Sunday 23rd June, the Rev. Sam McGuffin, the newly elected President of the Methodist Church in Ireland will embark on the first of many Pastoral Visits during his year in Office.

The Methodist Church's Council on Social Responsibility in conjunction with the Rev. Billy Davison, President of the Church have issued the following Statement in the light of the continual failure to implement Sir Anthony Harts recommendations regarding the victims of Historical Institutional Abuse.


The Methodist Church in Ireland calls on Mrs Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to act as quickly as possible to bring in a compensation scheme for the victims of Historical Institutional Abuse. 

Church Leaders Group (Ireland) have presented on their dialogue initiative to the inter-party talks to the wider world.​

Summary Report 

Civic Dialogue Report 

‘A time for courageous leadership’ – Church leaders

In a joint statement today (14 May) the leaders of Ireland’s main Churches said that talks between Northern Ireland’s political parties to restore the devolved institutions, were ‘a fresh window of opportunity, born of tragedy, but nestling in hope for the future that now requires courageous and compassionate leadership.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters (Taken from www.irishtimes.com)

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The Methodist Church in Ireland has had a long association with Sri Lanka where many of her ministers have served as mission partners for more than a century.

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Billy Davison has said:

(Photograph: Jess Lowe)

The Rev. Billy Davison, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, condemns the brutal murder of Lyra McKee and offers his sympathy to her family and loved ones.

Journalism is so essential to society as it highlights not only stories of interest but also shines a light on
many things of which the general public would otherwise be unaware off.

Methodist Church in Ireland: President’s Easter Message: 

‘Christ Conquers evil and death’ 

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The Council on Social Responsibility of the Methodist Church in Ireland always encourages engagement within our democratic institutions.

In May of this year, voters will be given the opportunity to engage in elections in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, and we urge all with that privilege to use it. 

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