A Welcome from the Chair of District - The Revd 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

September 2021

Dear Friends,

Greetings at the beginning of a new Connexional Year! Over the last week it has been a great joy and privilege to preach at two Circuit Welcome Services in different parts of the District. The inspiration this year came from the story and witness of the 14th. Century mystic, Julian of Norwich. A remarkable Medieval woman who committed her life to the calling of being an anchoress; living the life of a solitary contemplative in a walled cell attached to the Julian Church in Norwich. In a recent visit to the shrine, I was reminded that the structure of the walled cell was built in such a way that the occupant had a window looking over to the altar and a window opening out onto the medieval thoroughfare. A holy, devout woman of prayer with a window on the world and a window on the altar! I want to invite you to hold that thought / image in your mind – a window on the world and a window on the altar! A female disciple, committed to a life of holy devotion and charitable service, holding this liminal space between the altar and the world.



Information about The Methodist Church Coronavirus guidance and resources can be found by clicking here.

A useful guide on how to set up a traditional phone line for group calls and recorded messages/devotions/services has been put together by Stuart Wilkinson, a member of St Ives Methodist Church. Click here.


A Map Showing the Location of Churches in the District

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