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

Eastertide 2024


‘But the silence in the mind

is when we live best, within

listening distance of the silence we call God…’ (RS Thomas)


Dear Friends,

A recent trip to Launde Abbey with our regional probationers, has caused me to reflect deeply upon the spirituality of ‘tarrying’, inspired by Jesus’s command to his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane, to tarry and keep watch! Tarrying a while encourages us to desist and stop, to wait and watch, and to become truly attentive to the gift of God, each other, and the natural world.

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Danielle Gravestock

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