26 July 2001

British Methodists elected to World Methodist offices

British Methodist headteacher Rev John Barrett, has been newly-named as vice chairperson of the World Methodist Council. He is pictured addressing council members during a meeting of the body in Brighton, England, yesterday.

John Barrett was educated at Newcastle and Cambridge universities before being trained for the Methodist ministry at Wesley House, Cambridge. He is currently headmaster of the Leys School in Cambridge, England. 

Photo: Mike DuBose, UMNS

Former British Methodist Conference vice president Rosemary Wass has been elected as President of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women. Rosemary (pictured left), who takes on the post for the next five years, succeeds Rev Khushnud Azariah from Pakistan.

Janice Clark, a British Methodist working as a mission partner in Zimbabwe becomes Secretary of the Federation.

Photo: Murray White

The 18th World Methodist Conference meets from Thursday 26 July to Tuesday 31 July in  Brighton, England

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