Methodists win at the Blog Awards

Two Methodist weblogs received awards at this year's Christian Web and New Media Awards.

The Revd David Perry won the award for Best Christian Blog and The President and Vice President's blog came runner up in the Most Inspiring Leadership Blog category at a ceremony in London on Friday.

David Perry's blog (www.davesdistrictblog.blogspot.com) combines his stunning photography with spiritual reflections. "Like the colourful flower, my images attract traffic to the blog which I might not otherwise get," said David, who is Chair of the Lincoln and Grimsby Methodist District. "What I hope is true is that all leave with a little bit of incidental gospel pollen clinging to them. Even one tiny grain of grace, love and hope gathered here by chance in something seen or read might be a God-given gift to someone who needs it."

The President and Vice President's blog (www.methodist-presandvp.blogspot.com), documents the travels and experiences of the President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference, as they spend a year visiting Methodists around the UK and much further afield.

The Original Christian Web and New Media Awards were the first ever exclusively Christian award ceremony for bloggers and web designers in the UK. They were established in 2007 by Premier Christian Media to recognise and reward Christian achievements on the internet. For more information, visit www.christianblogawards.com.

Hi res images of Methodist President Revd David Gamble and Revd David Perry at the awards are available from the Methodist media Photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/methodistmedia.

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