Exhibition

Because the Conference is meeting virtually in 2020, we are unable to host a live exhibition.  Instead, we can bring you these brief details of all those organisations you would have been able to meet in Telford, along with a  link to each exhibitor's website so that you can find out more.

Methodist Insurance

Methodist Insurance has been protecting the property of the Methodist Church since 1872 making them the oldest denominational church insurer in the UK. With Methodist values at the heart of everything they do, Methodist Insurance has developed a range of products and guidance to provide peace of mind for you and your community. 

Visit www.methodistinsurance.co.uk to see how they can help you.

Methodist Insurance usually sponsors the Conference bag, but it has not been possible to produce and distribute these this year as the Conference is meeting virtually.  Among other things, the bag would have contained the latest  issue of Dialogue magazine - but you can still read it by downloading a copy here.

 Action for Children

Safe and happy childhood

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

All We Can

All We Can is the official relief and development agency of the Methodist church, working as a part of the Methodist family for over 80 years to tackle poverty and see people’s potential fulfilled around the world. This Conference, you are invited to see how Change Begins with a Bike. Visit allwecan.org.uk/cycle to order worship resources ready for harvest season.

The Arthur Rank Centre

The Arthur Rank Centre is an ecumenical national charity, which resources, trains, and advocates for rural Christians, rural churches and the communities they serve. Our vision is of confident rural Christians, encouraged to engage in effective mission and ministry. 

Church Edit

Church Edit is an easy to use website builder for creating your church website.

Cliff College

Cliff College provides theological education and training with a particular focus on mission and evangelism. Historically, Cliff was a Methodist Lay Training college. Today our student body is both lay and ordained and from a range of denominational backgrounds. We offer full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses with residential and non-residential options, as well as a growing programme of short courses and retreats.

Alongside our courses we have a busy conference centre, a team of evangelists and a linked gap year, thriving international work delivering training and support to Christians throughout the world and an exciting annual Festival of word and music.

We're still accepting applications for our courses starting this autumn. Find out more about the range of opportunities that we offer here at Cliff College.

Dignity and Worth/Outcome

Dignity and Worth works for the full and active participation of LGBTQI+ people in Methodist Churches, including same-sex marriage. We commit to uphold the dignity and worth of every person, including those who hold different theological views, and to work openly for greater equality.

Fund for Human Need

We provide one-off emergency payments to those who are destitute, either through agencies (80%) or direct to individuals who apply through our website, whatever their faith, ethnic origin or social group.

The Gold & Silver Fish Co

Exquisite designs in eco silver & gold with ethically sourced gemstones, inspired by the Bible and crafted with passion, purpose and integrity at our workshops in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham U.K.  Wedding, Engagement, Faith, Covenant and Purity Rings a specialty, commissions invited. The Gold & Silver Fish Co. is your definitive one-stop shop for contemporary Christian Jewellery for all the family on every occasion. 

Wear, share or give Silverfish jewellery to make a statement without words and to ‘Make Jewellery Change Lives’ through our charitable projects in the UK and abroad. Browse and buy online at: www.silverfishjewellery.co.uk  Tel: 0121 554 4575.

ICS Church Furnishers

ICS Furniture was founded in 1972 and for the past 4 decades have designed and manufactured bespoke church furniture for over 3000 projects across 4 continents. Our products include stack-able seating, modular benches as well as modern, traditional and curved pews. We also design, manufacture and install sanctuary furniture and bespoke architectural joinery. Our portfolio includes a Basilica, 17 Cathedrals and projects in Italy, Sweden, New York, Washington DC and Australia. 

iKnow Church

 iKnow Church is the church management software used for over 4,000 UK churches helping churches with their admin, communication and pastoral care - everything under one roof.  Contact us for a free trial and see how iKnow Church can help your church. 0121 651 1125 option 1.

J. Wippell & Co. Ltd

Wippell & Co. Ltd of Exeter have been supplying clergy wear and academic robes since 1789. Providing ecclesiastical robes and choir gowns for many religious denominations.

Juliet Hemingray Church Textiles

We design and make many different types of church textiles, large and small.

All designs for banners, pulpit falls, large panels, stoles and decorated preaching scarves are all created after consultation.

Karibuni Children

Karibuni Children is a small charity registered in the UK (Registration number:1044872). This year we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary of raising awareness and funds for Methodist Church in Kenya projects enabling children from the poorest of the poor families in both rural and urban areas of Kenya. We walk with the children from nursery, aged about 3 years, through primary and secondary schools. Depending on their results, we then continue with them to university, college or vocational training.

After 25 years of regular food and education there are now teachers, nurses, medical officers, accountants, masons, car mechanics, cooks, dress-makers and others who are making contributions to Kenya and mentoring younger children coming through the projects.

We are thankful to God for the privilege of seeing these fruits of the projects.

Langley House Trust

Langley House Trust is a Christian charity working with ex-offenders. Our mission is to support people who have offended or who are at risk of offending so that they reintegrate into society, live crime-free and thrive.

Our vision is of a crime-free society where no-one is unfairly disadvantaged or excluded because of their past.

Every ex-offender helped means a step closer to making our vision and mission a reality. Ultimately, this means safer communities, fewer victims and restored lives.

We believe that the Trust is successful in changing lives due to God being at the centre of all we do.

Leaders of Worship and Preachers Homes

The Leaders Of Worship & Preachers Homes (LWPHomes) aim is to provide the best care and accommodation for those looking for active Christian residential care in retirement by offering: - an excellent quality of life; - a price that represents good value for the high quality of care and accommodation provided; - an atmosphere of Christian family values with daily prayers and regular celebrations of Holy Communion.

Methodist Evangelicals Together

Methodist Evangelicals Together is a renewal movement which is Bible-based and prayer-focussed; equipping, encouraging and supporting evangelicals in Methodism

Methodist Forces Board

The Methodist Forces Board is responsible for enabling and enhancing the Methodist Church’s ministry and mission to those serving in the Armed Forces and their families.

Since 1914, the Methodist Church has been an authorised ‘Sending Church’ and, as such, a provider of commissioned chaplains to the military. It also supports Forces chaplains and chaplaincy teams through a number of innovative projects, including a small number of projects that provide Families’ Workers in specific contexts.

Methodist Heritage

Methodist Heritage is the name for the work of the Methodist Church in Britain aimed at preserving its heritage and using it as a tool for contemporary mission. The Methodist Heritage Committee oversees the publication of the full-colour visitors' guide to Methodist heritage sites of historic importance, the Methodist Heritage Handbook, and supports its distribution through travel trade and Christian exhibitions, as well as directly to church congregations and visitors to Methodist Heritage sites. The Methodist Heritage Committee also publishes a twice yearly newsletter: Heritage News.

Methodist Homes (MHA)

MHA, along with many others, has faced enormous challenge during this time. On MHA Sunday we premiered a very special online service with contributions from chaplains, music therapists, residents, members and staff together with our patron Pam Rhodes, and the Vice President of Conference, Professor Clive Marsh. The Archbishop of Canterbury also encouraged us with his words: I am delighted to offer my support to this MHA Sunday and to thank the staff and volunteers for their tireless work and their continuing service.

The service can still be accessed here: www.mha.org.uk/mhasunday. You will also be able to download resources for your own MHA service for when congregations are able to meet again.

MHA is an award winning charity helping to improve the lives of over 18,500 older people across Britain every day. We put people at the heart of everything we do. We treat people as individuals, respecting and honouring their wishes and providing care in a way that’s best suited to each person’s specific needs. As the only care provider to offer care and support through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups, our organisation is a leading light in later life care.

Methodist Ministers' Housing Society

The mission of MMHS is to meet the housing and housing related needs of retired Methodist ministers of limited means, and their spouses, and their widows and widowers, and to offer support for their wellbeing in the key areas of mobility and independence.

Methodist Modern Art Collection

The collection includes over 50 works, including some by well-known artists such as Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink, William Roberts, Patrick Heron.

The exhibition would have featured the new range of MMAC prints: Eight new posters (A2 size) of some of the wonderful works in the Methodist Modern Art Collection, with artistic representations inspired by Epiphany, Christ’s ministry and Passion, and Holy Communion.  These posters are available to order from www.methodistpublishing.org.uk

Methodist Peace Fellowship

Working within the Methodist Church and wider world for justice and peace, as part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Methodist Schools

The Methodist Church is engaged in education as part of its Christian mission in the world.   Methodist Schools seek to reflect the Methodist ethos and contribute to diversity in education. Methodist Schools is helping children thrive, achieve and fulfil their potential. Join us at the Methodist Schools stand for news and videos from the 80+ Methodist foundation schools in England and Wales. 

Methodist Women in Britain

We seek to advance the Christian faith, particularly supporting women. We help to develop the capacity and skills of women to help them participate more fully in their communities. We work to alleviate poverty and financial hardship around the world through education, training and healthcare partnerships to help individuals and groups become self sufficient.

Novum AV

Novum Audio Visual Limited is a well-established and highly respected church AV installer and technical event production company, specialising in church sound, video, lighting and webcasting systems as well as full audio visual hire and production for events. 

SAT-7

SAT-7 - CHRISTIAN TELEVISION BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Based in the Middle East and broadcasting in Arabic, Turkish and Farsi to the 500 million people of the region, SAT-7 is seeking to make the Gospel, the local church, and rights and freedoms visible to the people we serve.

SAT-7 is committed to holistic programming, with the aim of ministering to people in all areas of their life: spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical. We have a long track record in doing this well, producing and broadcasting programmes that have positively impacted lives across the region.

St Philip's Centre

The St Philip's Centre (based in Leicester) works to promote positive inter faith relations, believing that, even in today's divided world, we can learn to live well together. Working with people of all faiths and none, we provide a safe space where difficult and complex issues can be discussed.

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Methodist Connexion to fund work enabling Methodists to join in with this exciting journey of faith. Our project, Confident Christianity, will enable Methodists to increase their awareness of God's presence, to grow and learn as Christians and to become good neighbours with people of different cultures and faiths.

We are happy to travel beyond the East Midlands, but there may be logistical and financial challenges to overcome. Please contact  us to discuss this further.

The Voice of Methodism Association

VMA encourages Methodists to hold fast to the doctrine, the spirit and the discipline with which the Methodist people first set out, and so is committed to the support of a Methodist movement true to its origins and dynamic in its present activities for God.

Wesley House, Cambridge

Resourcing Wesleyan leadership and scholarship for the transformation of church and world.

World Day of Prayer National Committee England, Wales & Northern Ireland

World Day of Prayer is a women-led, global, ecumenical movement - the largest ecumenical movement in the world.  The National Committee England, Wales & Northern Ireland coordinates and develops all aspects of the movement's work in these three countries.

The World Day of Prayer service for 2022 has been written by the Christian women of England, Wales & Northern Ireland.  We are looking forward to 4th March 2022 when the whole world will be praying with us, truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.

 

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