The Methodist Church in Ireland welcomes the announcement of an indicative date for the re-opening of church buildings for public worship.

The life and work of the Church has continued in innovative, creative and imaginative ways throughout the time when buildings had to be closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Being able to gather for public worship is however important for people of faith so we welcome the announcement of an indicative date for the re-opening of Church buildings for public worship.

The Methodist Church in Ireland is shocked and saddened by the killing of Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

The members of An Garda Síochána give themselves in the service of our land, so that we can enjoy peace, justice and good order. Det Garda Horken has paid the ultimate price in his faithful service to the community.
We desire a society where all can live in peace and be treated justly and with dignity, so we hold with deep gratitude all who serve our community for its good.

At today's Ministerial Session of the 251st Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the following Resolution was agreed by all those attend by means of zoom

It came in the name of the Methodist Council on Social Responsibility and was agreed by all "attending"

The Ambassadors for children and young people in the Methodist Church in Ireland have released a statement in response to the killing of George Floyd, following on from the Council on Social Responsibility's statement which was released last week. 

The Council on Social Responsibility have Released the Following Statement 

We lament the cruel and unnecessary death of George Floyd, and others like him, and pray for their families and friends. We are deeply concerned that Mr  Floyd should not have met his death at the hands of police: when confidence in the police is so seriously undermined the whole of society suffers.

The members of the Methodist Church's Council on Social Responsibility have issued the following Statement concerning the Survivors Payment Scheme.

Speaking on behalf of the Council, its Chair, the Rev. Dr. David Clements has said:

Methodist Church in Ireland ~ Aldersgate Sunday – 24th May 2020 

Responses to the President’s Invitation to the Connexion

The Favourite Hymn: And can it be (closely followed by Love Divine)

Our Oldest Member: The oldest Methodist in the connexion is Mrs Agnes Thompson from Dundonald, who is in her 105th year

24th May Birthdays:

Covid-19 Recovery Pathway: Church Leaders Welcome Cautious & Considered Approach

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches wrote to Northern Ireland’s First and deputy First Ministers this afternoon (18 May) to welcome the announcement of the beginning of Step 1 of the Northern Ireland Executive’s pathway to recovery.

Press release from Rev Sam McGuffin, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland

Re 12th May 2020 – the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Along with countless others, I wish to honour Florence Nightingale on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of her birth. 

Next Thursday, May 14th, has been designated by faith leaders from around the world as a Day of Prayer for the World.