Kiltwalk for Christian Aid

Raise funds for Christian Aid in the Kiltwalk. The Dundee kilt walk is on 21 August 2022; there is also a Virtual Kiltwalk. All fundraising (up to £5,000 per walker) will once again be topped up 50% by The Hunter Foundation.

Please visit the Kiltwalk website to sign up today. Or contact our Christian Aid’s Community Fundraising and Events Officer Lauren Petherbridge on 0131 240 1525 or by email at 

Christian Aid Week 15 – 21 May 2022

For the first time in a generation, global hunger and poverty are rising. 

Covid-19, conflict, and the climate crisis are pushing vulnerable communities into a struggle for survival.  

People living on the sharp edge of injustice are hungry – for a good meal, to earn a decent living, to provide a more hopeful future for their families. But they’re anything but helpless. 

Learn more about how you can Give Act and Pray with us this Christian Aid Week.

Nick’s sabbatical

During the period of Nick’s sabbatical, starting 18th April 2022,  the Rev Nik Wooller is to act as Circuit Superintendent, and the Rev Tim Thorpe to exercise pastoral charge in respect of Dundee, Arbroath, and Montrose Methodists.

Contact Tim:  email  –;  phone – 07305 881145


Write a poem

The Covid-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on individuals, families, communities, and community leaders. Feelings of loss, loneliness, stress, and anxiety have become widespread, and it is often difficult to find means of support, refreshment, and inspiration. One possible route might come as a surprise; research shows that reading poetry as a way of reflecting upon, recognising, and reinterpreting our experiences can be a very helpful tool. Encountering the right poem, at the right time, can open up a difficult moment and offer connection, hope, and respite; in this way, a poem can act rather like a prayer or meditation.

Interfaith Scotland is working with the Scottish Poetry Library to create a book of poems on the theme of ‘The Gift’. The poems will be written by people from diverse faith and belief backgrounds, and will be offered to community leaders and activists with thanks and gratitude for all they have done to steer us through the current crises. The theme of ‘The gift’ allows those submitting poems to write about what inspired them and helped bring them through the pandemic; gifts such as faith, community, connections, nature, family, friends, music etc.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to submit a poem for the anthology. Poems should be a maximum of 40 lines and on the theme of ‘The Gift’ as outlined above. We have brought together a small panel with representatives of different faiths to select poems for the anthology. Although not all poems submitted to us may be selected for the anthology we hope you find the poetry writing a positive and uplifting experience.

Please send your poems to us by 14th June 2022.

UK Government statement on asylum seekers

The Presidency of the Methodist Church have released a prayer and statement following the Prime Minister’s announcement.

“The Government’s plans to offshore asylum seekers in Rwanda gives yet another insight into its hostile, uncompassionate and ineffective response to asylum seekers and refugees.”

Read the prayer and full statement; you will also find a link there to a template letter for you to write to your MP.