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News Archive 2020

Church Project extended until 2021

As the health crisis has seen the cancellation of many of our events, not least the flagship Quinton Art Festival that was due to take place in May, it has been decided to extend the current Annual Church Project fund-raising period by an extra year until autumn 2021.

In 2019 two organisations were selected to benefit from our activities: Helping Hands of Birmingham, who bring care to the homeless on the streets of Birmingham and MotherShip, a community arts company that seeks to connect communities through culture and creativity.

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Food Bank salutes QMC Harvest effort

October 2020

The Black Country Food Bank has recognised Quinton Methodist Church’s Harvest Festival donation with a Certificate of Appreciation and Thanks.

The donated 161kgs of food and 29kgs of non-food items will provide 322 meals and 29 toiletry parcels to local people in need during these difficult times.

Find out more about the Black Country Food Bank and how you can help here.

Black Country Food Bank Certificate of Appreciation and Thanks

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Recognition for ‘Birmingham MWiB has got Talent’

04 September 2020

The Summer Meeting of Methodist Women in Britain Birmingham District, planned as a Talent Day at Droitwich Methodist Church, fell victim to the CV-19 pandemic.

Instead a Book of Talents was compiled and this has been celebrated on the Connexional MWiB website where the book featuring the work of members can be viewed.

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Methodist Podcast interview with Rev Ajay Singh

14 May 2020

The Methodist Podcast is a series of weekly podcasts considering the life of the Methodist Church in Britain.

Episode 17 of 14 May features a short interview with our minister Rev Ajay Singh about pastoral support. The podcast also features items about poverty and the surge in use of foodbanks, creative arts and mental health.

You will also find previous podcasts on this page.

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Photograph of bronze eco award plaque

Eco-Church Bronze Award achieved

January 2020

It's official: the plaque is in place!

Quinton Methodist Church has achieved the Bronze Eco Church Award. We are now working hard towards the Silver Award.

The Eco Church initiative considers how we, as a church, care for God’s earth in various areas of life and work. These include worship and teaching, the management of Church buildings and land, community and global engagement, and lifestyle choices.

Periodic surveys of how the church is caring for God’s Earth are conducted and then points awarded. Through a process of continuous improvement it is possible to work towards Bronze and Silver Awards with the ultimate goal being a Gold Award.

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