12 March 2003

Methodist Church House opens its doors for a day

Methodists are being invited to visit Methodist Church House (MCH) on Wednesday 2 April to meet connexional staff and discover first hand the work that they undertake on behalf of the Church in Britain.

Methodist Church House in central London is home to the main offices for the Methodist Connexional Team and the Methodist Conference Office.

On 2 April, between 10am and 4pm visitors from across Britain will have a unique opportunity to tour the MCH offices, to chat to staff at first hand and ask questions about the work of the Church across Britain and internationally that interests them.

During the day there will be a brief dedication service for the newly refurbished MCH chapel, and visitors will be able to experience an interactive exhibition on the themes of Our Calling, as well as browse in the Methodist Bookshop.

A series of workshops will be offered by staff to demonstrate the wide variety of work undertaken connexionally. These workshops will include "A Beginner's Guide to the Life of John Wesley", "Building Friendships with People of Other Faiths", "Using Music in Worship", "Trade Justice", "There's a School Near our Church" and "Working with the Media".

Team staff from the following work areas will be among those available to meet visitors on 2 April: Conference Office; Co-ordinating Secretaries' Office; MAYC and Youth & Community; Mission Education; Resourcing Mission; Pastoral Care and Christian Education, Children's Section, Women's Network and Magnet; Finance, Pensions, World Church; Overseas Service; Inter Faith Relations; Evangelism; Education; Parliamentary & Political Affairs; Business & Economic Affairs; Formation in Ministry; Local Preachers; Racial Justice; Communication, Media Relations and Flame Magazine; Personnel: Administration.

There is also the opportunity to meet staff from the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, Methodist Schools and Colleges, the Methodist Ministers' Housing Society and the Methodist International Centre.

There will be opportunities to discover new resources, and learn about vocational or volunteering opportunities with the Methodist Church locally or beyond. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, while the area around MCH has plenty of cafes and restaurants to eat and drink.

Methodist Church House is located just a few minutes' walk from Baker Street tube station.

Further information on the MCH Open Day

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