22 March 2017

Westminster Attack

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard, have called for prayer during this time following the attacks in Westminster, London.

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have responded saying:

"We ask all Methodists to join us in prayer as we unite with others across the UK in the wake of today's attack at Westminster.

"We pray for those who were attacked and their families, for the emergency services who responded so quickly and for the whole country at this time."



The Revd Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has shared his prayers with the Church and the country as well:

"Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your colleagues, the members of your churches and all of London and the UK this day. Lord, in your mercy."



Methodist Central Hall, Westminster and the London District of the Methodist Church have offered the following prayer in response to the events in Westminster:

Loving Creator God,
In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, grant your peace.
To those injured and frightened by events in Westminster, grant your healing.
To the police, those who work in Parliament
and members of the public, grant your protection.
May those who are motivated by hate be transformed by love.
May those who care for a broken world by strengthened by love.
May we be guided by your Spirit as we try to find words of comfort
and be guided in our actions by the example of your Son, Jesus Christ,
in whose name we pray.


Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has written a letter of condolence and sympathy to the WCC member churches in Great Britain

To read the letter click here.



Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of the Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche in Germany has written to the Church in solidarity.

To read the letter, click here.



Pastora Mirella Manocchio of the Opera per le Chiese Evangeliche Metodiste in Italia (OPCEMI) has shared their thoughts and prayers with the Church.

To read the letter, click here.



Dear UK friends,

We at the National Council of Churches in the US grieve over yesterday's terrorist attack in London and hold all of your people in our prayers..

Grace and Peace,

Jim Winkler

General Secretary
US National Council of Churches 



For information about the attack, you can read about the situation here.

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