Christmas Tree and Wreath Festival 2015

This event took place from 26th November to 29th November at Hinckley Methodist Church and schoolrooms.

Many thanks to  everyone who helped make this event successful.  We had an excellent weekend and raised £1863.21. to be shared between church funds and Red Cross  Emergency Response Team Volunteer.


Results – Wreaths

1st W6 Carols and Choir boys – Marlene Whitmore.

2nd W1 Crackers and Coin  – The Shipley Family

3rd  W7 Candy Canes – Bowls Leicestershire Amy Rose Squad

Row of Wreaths
Row of Wreaths

Senior Trees

1st S3 Cupcakes for Christmas – The Craft Club


2nd S4 Cinderella – The Pantomime Company


3rd Carpen -tree ( Joseph & Jesus) –  Barwell Methodist Church
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Junior Trees

1st  J12 Clocks counting down to Christmas – Olivia Molyneux

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2nd J2   Monday Beavers – Candles and Crackers for Christmas – Monday Beavers

3rd  J9  Cub Camp – Monday Cubs.

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Church History – Old Circuit Plan

Motto for 1930 – “We Preach Christ” oldchurch0001Preachers’ Appointments, an early version of the circuit plan.

This is from the 1930’s for the Primitive Methodist Circuit of that time. Circuit churches – Hinckley, Earl Shilton, Barlstone, Barwell, Newbold Verdon, Stapleton, Stoke Golding and Sutton Cheney. Each Church has a Society Steward and in most cases, an Assistant. I shall investigate these names later. Services – Sunday morning & evening, Sunday schools, midweek services, Ladies Guild and C.E. is probably Christian Endeavour. The  numbers refer to the right hand column numbers against names. 1. Frank Collen – preacher 1909-42 3. William Bird – 1874-1943 14. Frederick George Hartshorn (1885-1960) – my Granddad.

William Freer is the Great Grandfather of another member of Albert Rd.

fgh   Number 24 – EXHORTER. Wonder what he did?

Methodist Conference 2014 26 June/3 July

Last day today. What have been the highlights?

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


Newly elected Vice-President lays out four new building blocks for Methodism

“Methodism provides us with four building blocks of faith, derived from the writings of John Wesley,” Gill said. “These are scripture, reason, tradition and experience. But Wesley too was a man of his time, and Britain is a very different place now from what it was in the 1700s. Gill Dascombe suggested that scripture, science, culture and community should be the blocks upon which Methodists build their faith.

Membership statistics are a ‘challenge to the Church’, says General Secretary

The General Secretary of the Methodist Church is encouraging Methodists to rise to the challenge of falling membership figures.

Methodists step up to the challenge of the Covenant

The Methodist Church has made a commitment to taking a major step forward in its relationship with the Church of England.
Get serious about mental health, young Methodists urge Church

Young Methodists are challenging the Church to take mental health issues seriously, and are calling for children’s and youth workers to receive relevant training.

Boobs aren’t news, says Methodist Conference

The Methodist Conference has today pledged its support for the No More Page 3 campaign, and is asking all of its members to sign the campaign’s petition.


Church marks 20 years since genocide in Rwanda


Methodist Conference receives report on same-sex marriage


Methodist Conference celebrates vital role of chaplains in today’s Forces


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