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  • Greenford Cafe: Faith in Foodbanks

    Greenford Cafe: Faith in Foodbanks16:49

    Over the past few years, the number of foodbanks in the UK has increased dramatically. Ealing Foodbank in West London recently launched Greenford Cafe, which runs out of Greenford Methodist Church once a week. Media Officer Karen Burke visited Greenford Cafe to talk to volunteers about the difference their project is making to the community.

  • Foodbanks: Sarah and Simon's Story

    Foodbanks: Sarah and Simon's Story12:53

    Simon and Sarah are tenant farmers living in Warwickshire. Due to ill health, they have been in financial trouble for the past few years. Last Christmas, the couple were given a voucher to collect food from a foodbank in their area. In a telephone interview with media officer Karen Burke, Simon and Sarah explained how they ended up using a local foodbank and what impact it has had on their lives.

  • The grit in the oyster


    In her 2014 Easter message, the Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, speaks of Mary Magdalene and the many misunderstandings about her story.

  • Street Child World Cup

    Street Child World Cup10:35

    On 28 March 2014, the Street Child World Cup kicks off in Rio, Brazil. The Street Child World Cup is a global movement for the rights of street children. It's supported by the Amos Trust and the Methodist Church in Britain. Toby Scott, Director of Communications, interviewed Miriam Garnett, a young Methodist who visited Nicaragua to learn about the lives of street children. PLEASE NOTE: Since the time of recording, the address for the Amos Trust has changed. Please be aware that cheques addressed to the Amos Trust should be sent to the following address: The Amos Trust, Parish Church of St Clement Eastcheap, Clements Lane, London, EC4N 7HB.

  • Gags, church hopping & atheism

    Gags, church hopping & atheism20:31

    Paul Kerensa is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer for TV shows such as Miranda and Not Going Out. He chats with Anna Drew about faith, comedy and atheism.

  • Peter Pillinger on UK flooding


    Here's a snippet from Premier Radio's interview with the Revd Peter Pillinger, Chair of the Plymouth and Exeter District, about the UK flooding. Premier's Desmond Busteed asks Peter about how life on the Somerset Levels has been affected by months of stormy weather. Used with kind permission of Premier Media Group.

  • Education and Generosity

    Education and Generosity18:15

    This month we look at what it means to be generous. At the 2013 Methodist Conference, Media Officer Karen Burke took the opportunity to ask Methodists what being generous meant to them. Karen also interviews Elizabeth Cook, the academic dean at the Latin American Biblical University in Costa Rica, who visited Cliff College and Methodist Church House on a recent visit to the UK.

  • Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

    Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine17:38

    The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Ruth Gee, visited Israel and Palestine in December 2013. She travelled with a group of Methodists and representatives from the Jewish communities in Britain, as well as a representative from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. The group met with people from both Palestine and Israel, and then reflected on their conversations and experiences. In this special edition podcast, Karen Burke talks to the Revd Ruth Gee about her trip and explores ideas of peacemaking in the Holy Land.

  • 2013: President's Christmas Message

    2013: President's Christmas Message5:36

    Christmas Message from the President of the Methodist Conference 2013/14, the Revd Ruth Gee.

  • Methodist Presidents talk Faith and Politics

    Methodist Presidents talk Faith and Politics23:38

    Media Officers Karen Burke and Eve Parker interview high-profile leaders in the Methodist Church. Eve Parker talks to the Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, about women and Church leadership in the run-up to the 40th anniversary of women into the presbyterate. She also speaks to Linda Crossley about the work of Methodist Women in Britain and her role as their President. And Karen Burke catches up with Dr Daleep Mukarji, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, following his address on social justice to the 2013 Methodist Conference.

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