The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, called into Top Church in Dudley last Sunday as part of a weekend visiting the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District of the Methodist Church. The Vice-President, Professor Clive Marsh, was also part of the visit along with the Revd Rachel Parkinson, Chair of the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District and the Revd Bill Anderson, minister in the Dudley & Netherton Circuit. 

Rachel said: "In planning a programme for Barbara and Clive's visit, the District was keen to recognise the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and to include some aspect of ecumenical engagement. Their theme for the year is “So What’s the Story…” so it was a great opportunity to visit Top Church, Dudley and hear both the story so far and of hopes and dreams for the future."

In keeping with the theme of the Week of Prayer of Christian Unity, the Methodist visitors were greeted with “Unusual Kindness” by James Treasure, Vicar of Top Church and his team. In return, Barbara was delighted to offer prayers for those entrusted with this very particular mission, with all its opportunities and challenges.