Presiding Bishop visits UK Fellowship

The UK Fellowship is excited to welcome the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe Presiding Bishop Revd George T. Mawire. The Presiding Bishop was a delegate to the just-ended Methodist in Britain Conference held from 22nd June to 29th June 2023 in Birmingham. The MCZF UK liaising with the Presiding Bishop and the MCB officials agreed for the Presiding Bishop to stay in the UK until the 17th of July, to give the Presiding Bishop the opportunity to visit the Fellowship, and for the members to meet with the head of the Church.Presiding Bishop Revd G.T Mawire

The Presiding Bishop kick-started his Fellowship visits by being the Guest preacher at the Fellowship's national celebratory Social Justice fundraiser for Zimbabwe held at Selly Oak Methodist Church on Sunday 25th of June.

The National Committee met with Presiding Bishop on Saturday 1st of July immediately after the Fellowship's National Council meeting which was held online.

On Sunday 2nd of July, the Presiding Bishop led a service in Birmingham District at Longbridge Methodist Church. The service was attended by Birmingham District Chair Revd Novette Headley among other ministers and dignitaries in the district and Fellowship members.  Former MCZF UK Chaplain, Revd Cleopas Sibanda is the Minister at Longbridge Methodist Church.                                                  On Tuesday 4th July, the Presiding Bishop led an online service organised by the Southwest region. Societies in the Southwest are Bristol; Oxford; Portsmouth; Reading; Slough; Southampton and Surrey.

From the 5th-9th of July, the Presiding Bishop will be visiting members in the  Midlands region.  On Saturday 8th of July, the Presiding Bishop after home visits will attend the BCU and MYD organised Sports gala in Leicester. The Presiding Bishop will end the Midlands visit by leading a regional face-to-face service at Coventry Methodist Central Hall on Sunday 9th July. The midlands region is comprised of the following societies: Birmingham; Coventry; Hertfordshire; Leicester; Luton; Milton Keynes; Northampton; Stoke-On Trent and Wolverhampton.

On Thursday 13th July at 7:30 pm UK time, the Presiding Bishop will lead an online service for the South East region. Societies in the southeast region are Dagenham; New Eltham; North London; Norwich; St Helier; Southend-On Sea and Walworth.

The  Presiding Bishop will complete his regional tours by visiting the Northern region from the 14-16th of July. Besides home visits, the Presiding Bishop will lead a Northern region face-to-face service on Sunday 16th July in Sheffield. The northern region is comprised of these societies: Hull; Leeds; Liverpool; Manchester; Newcastle; Sheffield and Scotland.