Brexit: Church leaders’ joint statement

The leaders of the main churches in Ireland have issued the following joint statement in relation to Brexit.
As the final stages of the initial part of the negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union draw to a close, we as Church Leaders here on the island of Ireland are inspired by the challenge of Jesus to love our neighbour.

When Michael D Higgins is Installed as President of Ireland on Sunday 11th November, the Methodist Church in Ireland will be represented by its ex President, the Rev. Dr. Laurence Graham.  This is because the current President, the Rev. Billy Davison, along with other Church leaders, will be attending a national celebration in St.Ann's Cathedral Belfast to mark the ending of the First World War.
The Rev. Dr. Graham, as Superintendent of the Dublin Central Mission, had the honour of receiving President
Higgins on his visit to the Mission in December 2017.

Click here to access all the resources you need for Home Mission Sunday 2018 - 18th of November 

MEET Ghana 2019 short-term visit with World Mission Partnership

25 October 2018

Church leaders meet Tánaiste 

Following their meeting with Northern Ireland’s political parties at the end of September and with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP earlier this month, the leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD today (25 October) at Iveagh House, Dublin.

The President of the Methodist Church, the Rev. Billy Davison and the Rev.Dr. David Clements, Northern Convenor of the Methodist's Council on Social Responsibility have issued the following Statement

The Methodist Church in Ireland welcome the clarity of the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court today. 
We note that the court has ruled, “that the bakers did not refuse to fulfil the order because of his sexual orientation.”

The leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP today (Monday 8 October) at Stormont House, Belfast. The meeting took place as the Secretary of State also met with the main political parties to discuss restoring devolution.

Following the meeting, the Church leaders said, “We welcomed the opportunity this morning to meet with the Secretary of State as part of the ongoing process of seeking to restore devolution to Northern Ireland.

The President and Lay Leader of the Conference of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev Billy Davison and Mrs Lynda Neilands, are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and devastation caused by the tsunami in Indonesia.

The leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met with leaders and representatives of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland today (Friday 28 September) at the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s Assembly Buildings in Belfast.