Update: Invite a Mission Partner to Your Church

The following serving Mission Partners are expected home on leave in 2013.  The information given below about their location and availability may change as their plans are finalized, so should therefore be used as a rough guide at this stage.

If you would like to invite anyone on this list to speak at your church, please contact Jan Deakin at Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5 JR, tel: 020 7467 5109, email: deakinj@methodistchurch.org.uk

Country Serving

UK Base


Time Expected/Available for speaking engagements in 2013

Julia Edwards


Available mid-June to end of August

Michael & Sheila Holland Togo


Jersey, Cumbria

From end of July onwards

Glen and Wendy Lund Zambia

Shropshire, Midlands, Scotland


From end of July onwards

Eddie, Sarah and Thomas Sykes   Bahamas


 Morecome, Lancashire

 From July onwards

Pat Jamision Bangladesh



Avaialble from end of June.

Jonathan and Isabel Hill, with Stephen and Susannah

Burton-on-Trent, link with Notts and Derby District

Available from 20 August to 10 September

Christopher and Vera Lacey

Essex and Suffolk

Available late September

Helen Moorehead

Ireland: speaking engagements arranged by MMS Ireland

Mid-June onwards

Claire Smithson


Mid-September to mid-November

Alison and Robin Walker

Various locations

Available last Sunday in July

Please note that mission partners often have Powerpoint presentations, music and stories to share that lend themselves to a wide range of events such as coffee mornings, international evenings or after Sunday lunch meetings as well as informal small groups and midweek meetings, and that lay mission partners are happy to be interviewed during a service if they cannot preach.

We ask that inviting churches help the mission partners by covering their travel expenses. please contact Jan Deakin if this would cause difficulty.

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