The Launde on Zoom Weekend

Launde Weekend 21 The importance of StoryFriday 26 Sunday 28 March

We will be looking at the stories that have inspired and encouraged us along the way
The weekend is free to all who wish to join

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Lincolnshire Methodist District A heartbeat of prayer for the county and world

Launde Weekend 21 The importance of Story

FRIDAY 26TH MARCH 7.30 Introductions and Prayers 7.45 The importance of our own stories 8.00 Story 1 – The Revd Mark Slaney 8.15 Conversation 8.30 Closing Prayers 8.45 Close

SATURDAY 27TH MARCH 9.30 Prayers 9.45 Story 2 – William Horwood 10.00 Conversation 10.15 Break 10.30 Story 3 – The Revd Jongi Zihle 10.45 Conversation 11.00 Break

11.30 Story 4 - The Revd Deborah Kirk 11.45 Conversation 12.00 Break 12.15 Story 5 – Katharine Crew 12.30 Conversation 12.45 Closing Prayers 1.00 Close

SUNDAY 28th MARCH 9.30 Prayers 9.45 Story 6 – Dr Amanda Grant 10.00 Conversation 10.15 Break 10.45 Worship 11.30 Close

Please see blow for details of the speakers as you can see we have a wonderful team with us over the weekend

Katharine Crew, Campus Leadership Manager Council of Christians and Jews, Methodist Local Preacher Biog to follow

Dr Amanda Grant, Educator Educator within schools, University, theatre, film/TV and inter faith settings. Detailed knowledge of the not for profit sector, national faith committees, complaints and appeals panels in education and the judicial system. Extensive background working with and training older volunteers and young people. Delivery of policy, governance, safeguarding, child protection and faith forum training, whilst I treasure being mum to our boys and Bubba to our amazing grandchildren.  Currently volunteering and working with local SACRES, CCJ and the National Trust.  

William Horwood, acclaimed English novelist.  Retired from teaching and journalism at the age of 34 to concentrate on writing. His works include the Duncton Chronicles trilogy, the Hyddenworld series, and Skallagrigg, which was dramatized for the BBC. William has also authored the sequels to Wind in the Willows and the fictionalised memoir Boy with No Shoes.

The Revd Deborak Kirk, Superintendent of the Taunton Deane and South Sedgemoor Circuit Spent 10 years in the WRNS.  After raising children, worked in various administrative roles, and discovered a spiritual home within the local Cornish Methodist Church.  Entered Foundation Training in 2004, a route that she says unexpectedly led to ordained ministry (not so unexpected for those who know Deborah).  Now in her 11th year in the TDSS Circuit (her first circuit).  Married to David, they have three sons, and two grandsons.

The Revd Mark Slaney, Chair of the Scotland District of the Methodist Church 50-year-old walker, cyclist, drinker of loose-leaf tea and ‘uisge beatha,’ lover of the mountains, glens, coast and islands of Scotland. Church links with South India and Sierra Leone. Interfaith links with the refugee camps of northern France. Once a builders-mate, cleaner, van driver and youth worker.

The Revd Jongi Zihle, Chair of the London Methodist District Biog to follow