General Methodist web sites 

Methodist logo

The Methodist Church official website in Britain. Includes resources, news and links to churches and other Methodist sites  (http://www.methodist.org.uk)

The Methodist Church, Chester and Stoke on Trent District The web site of the Stoke and Chester Methodist District, of which Dane and Trent Circuit is a member.
(https://www.candsmethodists.org.uk/)

Methodist and other Christian
books & magazines

methodist publishing logo Produces resources for the Methodist Church in Britain.  Includes the Methodist Prayer Handbook, Methodist Diary, Directory of the Annual Conference, Methodist Worship Book and JMA fundraising materials.
https://www.methodistpublishing.org.uk/
   
The Methodist Recorder Magazine Featured articles and contacts from the Methodist Recorder magazine.  Only available on paper.
(http://www.methodistrecorder.co.uk)
The Methodist Book Centre, Hanley, Stoke on Trent The Methodist Book Centre in Hanley, Stoke on Trent is an Ecumenical Shop resourcing the Churches of the city and surrounding districts: See CRFL – Christian Resources for Life.
(https://www.crfl.co.uk/default.asp)
Wild Goose Publications, publishing house of the Iona Community Wild Goose Publications, the publishing house of the Iona Community   (http://ionabooks.com/)

External news services 

World Vision : Christian news service World Vision : Christian news service based in the UK
(http://www.worldvision.org.uk/news-and-views/)
Methodist Recorder magazine The news service is now only available on paper.
(http://www.methodistrecorder.co.uk)
Joint Public Issues Team The joint Public Issues Team's News Letter, available by email, on request, and via the web pages
(https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/public-issues/public-issues-newsletter/)
 
Ekklesia - news items with a religious/faith or moral dimension Most visited web site concerned with religion in the UK.  Provides news briefings, details of the latest events, reports on issues concerned with religion and public life, research projects, statements in response to current events and policy developments, columns and commentary,  and an online bookshop.   (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/)
   

Research and study 

The Wesley & Methodist Studies Centre at Oxford Brookes University The Wesley & Methodist Studies Centre at Oxford Brookes University.
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hpc/research/oxford-centre-for-methodism-and-church-history/research/ )
John Rylands University Library of Manchester: Methodist Archives and Research Centre John Rylands University Library of Manchester: Methodist Archives and Research Centre
( http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/ )

Special interest, e.g. history

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism, representing through its displays of images and artefacts, the history of the Primitive Methodist Church.
(http://www.engleseabrook-museum.org.uk)
Rewlach - North Staffordshire Methodist heritage North Staffordshire Methodist heritage.  The site name is taken from Rewlach Chapel (now closed for worship) in the upper Manifold Valley, south of Longnor, in the White Peak District of Derbyshire.   (http://www.rewlach.org.uk/home.html)
 

Connected with this Circuit

Churches Together in England Churches Together in England - fosters people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together.  Dane and Trent Methodist Circuit work through Churches Together in Congleton, Biddulph Churches Together, Churches Together in Goostrey, and in Holmes Chapel and Middlewich.  A number of churches in the Circuit have special ties to nearby churches of other denominations, e.g. through regular shared worship with Anglican or United Reformed Churches in Bosley, Congleton and Lower Withington.   (http://www.churches-together.net/)
 
sreet pastors congleton Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community.  Part of a national team, pioneered in 2003, operating across the world.  Usually on patrol from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.  Street Pastors operate in Middlewich and Congleton.
http://streetpastors.org/locations/congleton/
 

Campaigning and Christian Action

MHA logo Improving the quality of life of older people.  Placing a value on spiritual as well as physical health and well-being in later life. Creating opportunities for older people, of all faiths and none, to gain peace, fulfilment and meaning in their lives.
http://www.mha.org.uk/
   

Joint Public Issues Team - investigates and exposes public issues

The Joint Public Issues Team combines the expertise of the Baptist Union, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church in the area of public issues. The Team aims to promote equality and justice by influencing those in power and by energising and supporting local congregations. 
(https://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/)
 
Traidcraft - Fighting poverty through trade Fighting poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.  Support of Traidcraft and Fair Trade is a key part of the work undertaken in our circuit.
(http://www.traidcraft.co.uk)
Christian Aid - Campaigning to change the rules that keep people poor Strengthening people to find their own solutions to the problems they face. Striving for a new world transformed by an end to poverty.  Campaigning to change the rules that keep people poor.  Support of Christian Aid is a key part of the work undertaken in our circuit.
(http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/)
all-we-can - partnering small-scale, local organisations to resolve community problems All We Can, previously known as MRDF (Methodist Relief and Development Fund), works in partnership with small-scale, locally-based organisations to seek solutions to a range of community problems.  Can also respond immediately to emergencies.  Provides educational resources including worship resources, action ideas, stories and fundraising suggestions.   (http://www.allwecan.org.uk/)
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

(Used to be called NCH – National Children's Homes)
(http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk)

   

Purchasable Products and Services:
Methodist, other Christian, ethical

the worship cloud The Worship Cloud is a place designed to resource and inspire Christian leaders involved in worship.  In addition, creative individuals and Christian publishers can upload, share and contribute to the worshipping community.  Resources can be downloaded by making a subscription or at a charge per item.  For UK worship leaders, the basic subscription is free and just requires you to register.  Articles are free to all, to inspire and educate from a range of sources.
(https://theworshipcloud.com/)
   
Methodist Insurance operates like a mutual organisation, making grants out of profits to the Methodist Church Methodist Insurance serve the wider public, whilst making investments consistent with the moral stance and teachings of the Methodist Church.  They operate like a mutual organisation, making grants out of profits to the Methodist Church, to help sustain their work and witness.
https://www.methodistinsurance.co.uk/about-us/methodist-church/index.aspx )
Christian Guild provide Christian holidays in the UK Christian Guild Holidays provide Christian holidays in the UK, all year-round, in standard or en-suite rooms with full or half board, or in self catering lodges.  Themed breaks available, e.g. walking, arts and crafts, dancing and heritage.
(http://www.christianguild.co.uk/)
Traidcraft - an ethical on-line, shopping facility supporting fair trade An ethical on-line, shopping facility supporting fair trade
(http://www.traidcraft.co.uk)

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