We continue stand with everyone in Manchester and offer our thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected. We pray also for peace in our city and our nation.
Statement and Prayer Following Manchester Attack
We join together with people around the world in thinking of and praying for those affected by last nights attack in Manchester. If you are affected at all by events then please do get in contact with your local Minister who would be glad to support you.
You can read a statement about the attack from the President and Vice President of Conference here.
Our District Superintendents Team also had this to add...
The Birmingham Methodist District superintendents, meeting together at The Woodbrooke Quaker study centre this week and representing 8,000 Methodists across the West Midlands, wish to assure our friends and colleagues in other churches, of other faiths and in civic life across the region of our solidarity in prayer for those who have suffered as a result of the horrendous bombing in Manchester.
We reaffirm our commitment to working with others for communities built on respect and concern for all, building bridges across our differences.
Ian Howarth (Chair), Neil Johnson, Helen Jobling, Tony Malcolm (Birmingham), Paul Beetham (Birmingham West), Paul Edwards (Blackheath and Halesowen), Audrey Simpson (Stratford and Evesham), Peter Powers, (Mid-Warwickshire), Carol Hamilton-Foyn (Coventry and Nuneaton), Deborah Cornish, (South-East Herefordshire), Helen Caine (South-West Worcestershire), Richard Wilde (Bromsgrove and Redditch)
- Advice for Community Leaders on Managing Tensions from the Department for Communities and Local Government
- Critical Level Fact Sheet - Counter Terrorism Policing
- Reviewing your Protective Security - National Police Chiefs' Council
- Incident Management Guide for Faith Communities
- If you're looking for helpful information about talking to children and young people about this weeks attacks, the BBC Newsround site has some helpful thoughts.
- If you're looking for people to follow on Social Media to be kept up to date about what is happening in our city, we recommend following our Birmingham Methodist Circuit twitter account, the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham account, or the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham account. You might also be interested in The Feast which brings young people of different faiths together.