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MMHS resident boosts new Wesley book

MMHS resident Lord Griffiths of Burry Port has written the foreword for a new collection of writings by John Wesley. Leslie Griffiths – a member of the House of Lords since 2004 – has officially endorsed Through The Year With John Wesley, a selection edited by Stephen Poxon. RAW ENERGY Published by Monarch, the book offers 365 daily readings from ...
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Roof ‘n’ Roots brings it all home

The importance of feeling 'at home' comes across loud and clear in the latest edition of our regular newsletter Roof 'n' Roots. Our lead story in the winter issue focuses on author and Society resident Revd Barrie Tabraham. He had a rocky road to retirement - but has now found a place of peace in his MMHS property. 'I've never ...
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A new service for your wellbeing

Handy hints, practical tips and expert guidance on mobility and independence are offered in our brand new service on wellbeing. FREE RESOURCES A wide range of subjects are explored in this innovative section – here on the MMHS website. There you can get access to resources on a wide range of issues concerning mobility and independence. And many of those ...
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Share your story of caring

How do you – or a carer you know – support someone living with dementia? The organisers of National Dementia Carers’ Day – which took place on 10th September – want people to share such stories. GREAT SUCCESS NDCD was 'a great success' on social media, the organisers told us. A number of guest bloggers submitted content. Unfortunately, individual stories ...
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Make your gnome with us

A president, a dean and a superintendent walked into a room. No, this isn’t the start of a joke. They were among winners of our fun competition that urged people to ‘make your gnome with us’ at the Methodist Conference in Birmingham. LIGHT RELIEF Youth President Elect Michael Pryke, Superintendent of Wolverhampton Circuit Revd David Lavender and Assistant Dean of ...
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Scupper the scammers

Scammers who try to swindle pensioners across the UK have started to target Methodist ministers and widowed spouses. An 86-year-old widow recently reported one such fraudster to the Methodist Ministers’ Pension Scheme. A caller had phoned her, claiming to be from the Methodist Church. SUSPICIOUS CALL They knew she was receiving a pension, and also offered to help her with ...
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Meena promotes meaning of pensions

Pensions are big news – so they must be important. That’s the conclusion of the Methodist Church’s new pensions team manager Meena Tooray. MMHS and Meena’s team assist each other where they can in a spirit of mutual support, as they serve retired ministers. When MMHS spoke to Meena about this article, she was compiling the annual Members’ Report. MAKING ...
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How to cope with a kitchen refit

Treat it as a holiday. That’s the secret to coping with a kitchen refurbishment, according to a couple of Society residents. Revd Chris and Deacon Marian Sharp faced a future with a weary, worn-out 1990s kitchen at their MMHS home in East Anglia. Units were tired, surfaces scuffed and a dishwasher leak left a musty smell. NO STRESS In addition, ...
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