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The President’s Christmas Message 2020

The Rev. Dr. Tom McKnight, the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland has issued this Christmas Message in which takes us through the darkness which came with Covid 19 on into a hope-filled New Year.

Irish Council of Churches have released a new quarterly email newsletter for Inter-Church Updates. The first issue will be sent out later this month. 

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Pictured above: Rev.Dr. Thomas McKnight 

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev.Dr.Thomas R McKnight, expresses his concern that the UK Chancellor's Spending Review saw the government go back on their election manifesto promise of giving 0.7% of national income to overseas aid. Now, only 0.5% will be given.

Many of the world's poorest people will suffer as a result of this decision.

This was an unnecessary and morally wrong decision.


The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland the Rev.Dr.Tom McKnight has issued the following Statement following the Northern Ireland Executive
latest announcement concerning Covid 19


"The Methodist Church in Ireland will, as it has, from the start off the pandemic, comply with the instructions issued by the Northern
Ireland Executive on Thursday 19th November, as it continues its fight against Covid 19.

Rev Brian Anderson gears up to cycle a massive 500 miles over 25 days this Christmas

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Brian is the Mission Superintendent of East Belfast Mission, a vibrant church community undertaking vital work for the disadvanatged in the heart of East Belfast. 

7 November 2020

Methodist Church in Ireland Express Dissapointment with Dail Vote on 'Dying with Dignity' Bill

The Methodist Church is disappointed with the result of the vote on the "Dying with Dignity Bill”. As a Church we acknowledge the sacredness of human life. Life is God’s gift and as the Methodist Council on Social Responsibility said in their Document “Physician Assisted Suicide” -

We're delighted to announce Rev Dr Sahr J Yambasu as President Designate for 2021.

Rev Dr Sahr J Yambasu has travelled for 38 years. He is currently stationed as Superintendent of St. Patrick’s Waterford Circuit, having previously served on the following Circuits: Wicklow, Arklow and Avoca, Galway and Ballinasloe (United Methodist and Presbyterian), and Kilkenny and Carlow. 

Brexit: ‘Act with urgency and generosity to end economic and social uncertainty’ — Church Leaders

In a joint statement today (6 October) Christian Church Leaders from across the island of Ireland have appealed for renewed efforts to strengthen relationships across and between these islands and beyond in this critical phase of the Brexit negotiations.

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