Young Methodists challenge Church to broaden its horizons

Posted on 07/08/09 No Comments

Press Release from the Methodist Church of Great Britain Young people have highlighted ways in which churches can be more open and accessible to all, regardless of age or sexuality. Young Methodists have asked the 2009 Methodist Conference in Wolverhampton to train preachers in leading services which can speak to young people in ways relevant […]

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Methodist President: Church must make the world a safer place

Posted on 07/04/09 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain In his inaugural presidential address to the annual Methodist Conference, Revd David Gamble spoke of the need for the Church to be a ‘safer space’ for people from every walk of life. David spoke particularly of the importance of supporting the survivors of abuse, affirming his […]

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New Vice-President calls on Methodists to push boundaries in the 21st century

Posted on 07/04/09 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain The new Vice-President of the Conference, Dr Richard Vautrey, called on Methodists to push boundaries, test new ideas and embrace new technology in order to reach out beyond the walls of churches and chapels. In his inaugural speech to the Conference at the Civic Hall in […]

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And It Can Be

Posted on 06/13/09 No Comments

And It Can Be – LGBT Methodists moving towards an inclusive church £6.99 “I hope this book may help to open doors of understanding and be of practical use in building up that mutual love and trust which are the marks of a mature Christian community.” David Walton, Vice-President of Methodist Conference, 2008-2009   To […]

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And It Can Be – Book Launch

Posted on 06/13/09 No Comments

And It Can Be, the new book produced by Outcome, was launched on Saturday 13th June 2009 with the support of David Walton, the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference. David spoke with passionate support for the book and thanked all the people that made it possible. After the address there were several workshops exploring aspects […]

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Report to LGCM – 2009

Posted on 04/01/09 No Comments

Outcome has had another exciting and productive year.  We were especially pleased with the success of our public meeting, ‘Unblessable’, with the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Ruby Beech, as our keynote speaker.  The feedback from this event was extremely positive. We are already well under way with the planning of our next public meeting, […]

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Christians speak out against Westboro Baptist’s Hatred

Posted on 02/20/09 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain Six Christian organisations and denominations have produced a joint statement in response to the proposed visit of Westboro Baptist Church to picket in the UK. A joint statement follows. “We are dismayed that members of Westboro Baptist Church (based in Kansas, USA and not associated with […]

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Annual Retreat – 2009

Posted on 02/01/09 No Comments

A Regular Reflects At the Outcome annual retreat there was a definite feeling of inspirational leadership and worship.  I was glad to see old friends and make some new ones and it was good to see new people offering their contributions.  I was particularly thankful for my birthday cake! There was a sense of celebration […]

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Methodist Church welcomes compulsory education in schools about sex and relationships

Posted on 10/23/08 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain The Methodist Church has welcomed the Government’s decision to make education in schools about sex and relationships compulsory for children of all ages. MP Jim Knight, Minister for Schools, was met with loud applause from delegates when he made the announcement at Methodist Central Hall in […]

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First major equalities and diversity report presented to Methodist Conference

Posted on 07/09/08 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain The Methodist Conference has received a major report challenging the Church to eliminate discrimination in an increasingly diverse Christian community. This report is the result of a project initiated in 2004 by the Conference and carried out by the Equalities and Diversity Project, a representative group […]

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