Westminster Attack

The President and Vice-President of the MethodistConference, the Revd Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard, havecalled for prayer during this time following the attacks inWestminster, London.

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conferencehave responded saying:

"We ask all Methodists to join us in prayer as we unitewith others across the UK in the wake of today's attack atWestminster.

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



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

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



Methodist Central Hall, Westminster and the LondonDistrict of the Methodist Church have offered the following prayerin response to the events in Westminster:

Loving Creator God,
In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, grant yourpeace.
To those injured and frightened by events in Westminster, grantyour 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 bylove.
May we be guided by your Spirit as we try to find words ofcomfort
and be guided in our actions by the example of your Son, JesusChrist,
in whose name we pray.


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

To read the letter click here.



Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of theEvangelisch-methodistische Kirche in Germany has written to theChurch in solidarity.

To read the letter, click here.



Pastora Mirella Manocchio of the Opera per leChiese Evangeliche Metodiste in Italia (OPCEMI) has shared theirthoughts 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 overyesterday's terrorist attack in London and hold all of your peoplein our prayers..

Grace and Peace,

Jim Winkler

General Secretary
US National Council of Churches 



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