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A Final Covenant Service
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Each year the Parliamentary Methodist Fellowship holds a Covenant Service in the Undercroft Chapel in the Palace of Westminster. The service was celebrated with MPs, Peers and Parliamentary employees along with Methodist Ministers and members of the church.
Meg Munn MP chairs the Methodist All-Party Parliamentary Group, and as she is standing down from parliament this year this was her last parliamentary Covenant Service. It was also the last time for Revd. Martin Turner, who is stationed at Methodist Central Hall and is Chaplain to the Fellowship. Martin will be retiring later this year.
The Covenant Service is a uniquely Methodist practice started by John Wesley, who invited Methodists to renew their relationship with God. It is at the heart of Methodists’ devotion and gives a chance each year to renew their commitment to work out their faith in their lives. The Methodist Parliamentary Group hold regular fellowship meetings, bringing together Methodists from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
“It is always a privilege to be able to invite fellow Methodists to experience the Covenant Service in parliament’s beautiful chapel. It was a special occasion being my last time as an MP.
I really appreciated the opportunity be part of the service, reading from the Bible and to hear Martin’s words of encouragement in his sermon. I love hearing the hymns sung – no-one sings as well as Methodists.”
Read more about Martin Turner’s Sermon here: http://church.methodist-central-hall.org.uk/newsite/mediacast/parliamentary-covenant-service-2015/
Associated Photograph :
Meg & Martin