I am absolutely delighted to announce that at Methodist Conference today Jill Baker was elected to become Vice President of the Methodist Conference 2017-2018. Jill was President of MWiB from 2011-2013. She will work alongside Revd Loraine Mellor, who will become President at next year’s Conference. Our congratulations, good wishes and prayerful support go out to them both.
It has been a good day here. We began with a thoughtful Communion service this morning and then went into business. At lunchtime I attended a fringe event organised by All We Can and was moved by the plight of refugees in Jordan and interested to learn of the work which All We Can is doing in that area. Three MWiB Executive members will meet with representatives of All We Can this evening after Conference business is over, to explore possibilities around working together.
Yet again we find ourselves in the very centre of protest action right outside this Westminster building. This afternoon the Conference unanimously passed a resolution calling for respect and tolerance in our national life in the wake of the divisive EU Referendum Campaign. This link provides full information http://www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife