January 8 Reaching out – to refuge and asylum seekers.
Isabel King, a retired GP, will speak of working with those seeking refuge in Sierra Leone and writing reports for Freedom from Torture.*
January 22 Reaching out – through the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
John Walker, retired Methodist minister, will speak of his work as chair of the Friends of Tolpuddle, making history live through mission today.
February 5 Reaching out – to older people internationally.
Chris Roles, a Methodist from Winchester, heads up Age International which helps people in the ageing process in poorer places of the world.
February 19 Reaching out – to Methodists today, A calling to fulfil.
Ann Reeder, Methodist from Sherborne, is a local government consultant. In the past she has worked both for the Methodist Connexion and in politics at local, national and European level.
March 12 Reaching out – through drama.
Through a performance (directed by Steve Hawkes) of Consequences: The Trial of Arthur James Balfour, written by retired Methodist minister, Warren R Bardsley.
March 19 Reaching out – through poetry.
Jan Sutch Pickard, former Vice President of Methodist Conference and warden of the Iona Community will be using her own poems to speak to us.
* This will coincide with a display in the North Corridor (throughout January) of an exhibition of photographs of refugees mounted by Salisbury Amnesty Group.