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Welcome to the Nene Valley Methodist Circuit website.Nene Valley is a circuit of nine churches in East Northants, south of Corby / Kettering and north of Northampton / Bedford.We are circuit 23/23 in the Northampton District of UK Methodism which means our churches are organically in connexion with all Methodist churches. But we are also cordially in partnership with others wherever possible. Indeed, our Hope church at Rushden/Higham Ferrers for some time met for worship in the Roman Catholic St Peter's Church Hall, though they moved (Nov 2016) into a new (albeit temporary) 'building' in Higham Ferrers. And one of our Wellingborough churches now meets in Park Junior School.We are a charity, Registered Number 1135896 which is just another of our numerical identifiers! But much more revealing of our faith and mission is the symbolism within our Methodist logo, the Red Orb and White Cross.The meaning behind the logo you will find on the excellent website www.methodist.org.uk which gives a comprehensive introduction to Methodism. There you will find a huge menu of riches: details of our constitution and our mission, our beliefs and our office holders, and also links to what Methodists today are doing about the world's problems such as war, climate change, poverty, and migration.We hope you will be able to find the local information you need about the Nene Valley Circuit by clicking on the titles above.
Young People and Families Worker
See Children and Young People for advert and Job Description
News Release from JPIT
Churches call for support on treaty banning nuclear weapons
(See Public Issues - National)
JPIT's View on the Budget
Universal Credit: Solving one problem by creating another
The changes announced in Wednesday’s budget are likely to improve the often awful first weeks of a Universal Credit claim. The problem is that, rather than address the core flaws in the benefit’s design, they patch it over. The announcement is not so much a step in the right direction as making the wrong direction more tolerable.
Announced 1st Nov 2017:
The TRUE ETHICAL REAL Living Wage Rate for the next 12 months is £8.75 per hour. Please ensure that anyone employed in any capacity by Methodism outside London is paid at least this figure.
Alcohol minimum pricing
The UK Supreme Court has ruled it legal for Scotland to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP), a policy which targets harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption. JPIT, the Joint Pubic Issues Team, has published a briefing explaining minimum unit pricing, why it is necessary and calls upon individuals and churches to encourage England to follow Scotland’s example. To read this see Public Issues National
Nobel Peace Prize announced
The Revd Loraine N Mellor and Jill Baker, the President and the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, have congratulated the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today.
The Revd Loraine N Mellor said: “Nuclear weapons are totally opposed to the love that God has for humankind. They represent a denial of hope, a challenge to community and a threat to peace. We live in a world of tension and it is becoming abundantly clear that nuclear weapons do not make us safer but are themselves a source of fear and dispute.”
For statements and prayers on the problems in our world please see the Methodist UK website.
Manifesto 2020 - adopted by the Circuit Meeting on October 3rd. See 'Our Mission'
News from FAIRTRADE for lovers of Cadbury's chocolate
(June 23rd 2017)
and worrying news about Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S, Costa, Starbucks, Green & Black and some others.
See PUBLIC ISSUES National