A Welcome from the Chair of District - The Revd Dr Julian Pursehouse

julian pursehouse

It was a privilege to be appointed by the Methodist Conference to serve as Chair in this district from September 2014. East Anglia is a particularly idyllic part of the British Isles and an area where you can be constantly reminded of the beauty of God's creation.

The East Anglia district is geographically vast and culturally diverse, stretching from the North Norfolk coast to the leafy suburbs of Cambridge and from the flat expanse of the Fens to the bustle of Felixstowe docks! I trust that within this rainbow community you will find a warmth of welcome, an optimism in God's grace and a passion for the Gospel!

A Pastoral Letter from the District Chair

May 2024 

‘Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.’ (Rev. 3:22)


Dear Friends,

Apparently, there is an African proverb which says, ‘Listening is the most difficult skill to learn and the most important to have!’

Our recent trip to Harare West District, Zimbabwe, has taught me the value of this African saying, for even before we left the UK, the members of our party were united in their conviction, that first and foremost we were there to listen, observe, and learn from our sisters and brothers in the Zimbabwean Methodist Church. Over a period of two weeks, we travelled the length and breadth of Harare West District, visiting projects, schools, orphanages, circuits rural and urban, and finally participating as guests in the District Synod. To say that it was an amazing trip feels like an understatement and I suspect that all of us are still processing the experience.

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