Articles from Word in Time

Methodist Conference receives report on same-sex marriage

The Methodist Church has committed to a two year period of listening, reflecting and discernment following the legislation of same-sex marriage in England, Wales and Scotland earlier this year. A report exploring the issues around same-sex marriage was brought by a working party to the Methodist Conference meeting today in Birmingham.

Back to the Bible, forward to the world: Inaugural address of the Methodist President

In his inaugural address as President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Kenneth Howcroft spoke of the "desperate need" for the Church to "speak biblically to serve the present age." He encouraged Conference representatives to turn outwards to face the world with renewed self-confidence in their Methodist identity.