Statement on Covid-19 Vaccination from the President and the Lay Leader

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every country in the world. Very few countries have been able to limit its impact, and for most, Covid-19 continues to be a very serious threat.

February 1st 2021

In light of the clear, unequivocal and continuing public health advice that people should stay at home and the Northern Ireland Executive’s unanimous decision to extend the Covid-19 restrictions, the Methodist Church in Ireland has made the decision that the current suspension of all in church gatherings should continue.

The Methodist Church in Ireland this afternoon issued a statement to all its churches in Northern Ireland that gatherings for worship and all other in person church activities should cease until Saturday 6th February 2021.  

Statement on the Killing of George Nkencho

from Rev Dr Tom McKnight, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, and Rev Dr Sahr Yambasu, President Designate of the Methodist Church in Ireland


Along with the Methodist Church in Ireland, we are shocked and saddened by the killing of George Nkencho in the garden of his home in Clonee, West Dublin on December 30th


The account of the angel's announcement in regard to the conception of Mary in the Gospel of Luke and the place of Mary as the mother of Jesus are held very preciously within all the main churches, including the Methodist Church. 

A Covenant Reflection from our Lay Leader, Mrs Hazel Loney 

"To stand at the beginning of a new year and pray this prayer makes all our other new year resolutions look tame."

Joint Statement from the Church Leaders Group

Church Leaders’ New Year Message

The Methodist Covenant Service

In his hymn “Come all who look for Christ above” (678 Singing the Faith)
Richard G Jones writes these words in v4

“Bring your traditions’ richest store
Your hymns and rites and cherished creeds”

In response to the new Covid19 directives from the Northern Ireland Executive, the Methodist Church in Ireland has issued the following: