the connexion magazine

the connexion is a free magazine about the life and work of the Methodist Church, bringing together inspirational stories from Methodist people who are passionate about sharing God’s love to change lives. 

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The connexion magazine - issue 33

Issue 33 - Open Air Faith

In issue 33 of the connexion, we hear from people who are experiencing God’s love as a result of local churches taking their activities outside of their buildings.

On the Lincolnshire coast, a chaplaincy service is connecting with residents and tourists in and around caravan parks, while in Radyr, Cardiff, a forest church is providing families with the freedom they need to explore God’s creation hands-on. Meanwhile, a Hampshire congregation is taking church to their community by hosting an outdoor party.

As July will mark the 50th anniversary of women being ordained as presbyters (ministers) in the Methodist Church, three women explain what brought them into ministry and how being ordained as presbyters has changed their lives.

Continuing an emphasis on changed lives, we hear from a woman who has benefitted from a bereavement course designed for people struggling to come to terms, years later, with the loss of a loved one. We also find out how a group of craft enthusiasts is lobbying politicians in order to create a better future for their city’s residents.

Wherever you are in your own life and on your own faith journey, it’s our hope that you will gain a sense of God’s amazing work as you read about the people and projects featured in these pages.

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