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

April 2022

Dear Friends, 

It has often been suggested that the birth of the Christian Church corresponds to the events of the Festival of Pentecost, as recorded in the second chapter of the Book of Acts. The Gospel writer Luke employs all the rhetorical gifts of his art, to convey the transformative effects of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Tongues of fire, ecstatic language, the sound of a rushing wind and a company of disciples eager to worship God, emerge from locked rooms, publicly witnessing to the Gospel of God’s love in Jesus Christ – the case is undoubtedly compelling! This is the stuff of poetic utterance and inspiration.

from darkened room to public square
a church renewed through fervent prayer
she rises from the ashes of death
alive again through the Spirit’s breath.



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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(Please contact Danielle Gravestock/The District Office only for matters that relate to the Methodist District. For Local Church or Circuit matters please contact the people on the individual Circuit and Church pages.)

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Danielle Gravestock

The District Office
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