! Find out what happens with this link to Conference 2017 ( Birmingham). http://www.methodist.org.uk/conference/conference-2017
It's a link to the Conference page which in turn has links to President & Vice President's speeches.
Both speeches can be viewed as video, listened to as audio or read from text, whichever you prefer. If you choose video you will be able to view Methodist tartan as worn by the Vice President Jill Baker.
Did you know there was such a thing?!
Crossing the ford by Crookford Hill on a 6 mile circular walk from Clumber Park Hotel to Hardwick Village and edge of Clumber Park. Good weather and reasonably dryish paths. Coffee and cake afterwards at Thorsby Hall courtyard cafe.
On the evening of Saturday, 3rd March, about 40 church members and friends met in the Hall to eat together. The meal was Italian-themed with a menu consisting of tomato salad and mozarella cheese, a main course of delicious home-made Lasagne (with or without mushrooms and a vegetarian option) and a dessert of, of course, Cornetto ice cream.
This food was greatly enjoyed by everyone, but the main object of the evening was fellowship and conversation, of which there was lots - even while eating was in full swing!
This event took place on Saturday, 10th February from 9.30am to 12 noon.
This year the focus was on the Hidden Entrepreneurs - helping those people in developing countries to build businesses and create a better future for their families and communities.
There was a good attendance throughout the morning. People sat to enjoy coffee, delicious cakes and lots of conversation.
The Traidcraft Stall was a highlight, offering a wide variety of Fair Trade products, gifts and cards.
Proceeds from the morning were £230.
This event was held in the hall on 23rd January and was attended by 33 members and friends, as well as many helpers. This year the chosen charity was 'Action for Children', the national children's charity that has close ties to the Methodist Church. An excellent lunch consisting of Chicken Stroganoff and jacket potatoes, followed by an assortment of desserts and tea and coffee, was enjoyed by everyone.
The Nativity Service was held on 17th December and was a bit different this year, with a cast of thousands - well, at least fifty! It was an "Instant" Nativity, in which everyone was invited to take part, each dressed as one of the traditional characters.
The Radcliffe-on-Trent Methodist Church Advent Fair was held on the morning of Saturday, 2nd December. There was the usual array of stalls, including cakes and preserves, toiletries, Christmas cards, Traidcraft and gifts, as well as a Tombola and a Raffle. Father Christmas sat in his Grotto, which was accessed by train! The Community Cafe occupied the schoolroom, so there was opportunity to rest with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.