On the evening of Sunday 12th October at 6.30pm we will be pleased to welcome at the Methodist Church our guest speaker Baroness Kathleen Richardson and her title is ‘Is there a Christian case for assisted dying?’ She will talk about the bill on this topic currently being discussed in the House of Lords. There will be a short time or worship, an address, refreshments and discussion. Everyone welcome.
Is the Bill to legalise assisted dying consistent with theological understanding and pastoral experience? Is life a gift or a loan? When Ecclesiastes says there is a time to be born and a time to die – is it God who determines that time? Kathleen is a Member of the House of Lords and is currently considering the Assisted Dying Bill. She is a Methodist Minister, a former President of the Methodist Conference (1992-3), a former President of Churches Together in England (1995-99) and is a former Moderator of the Churches Commission for Inter Faith Relations.