MYD 2018 Youth Retreat: Book Your Place Now!

The Methodist Young Disciples (MYD) are hosting their 2018 Youth Retreat at Kings Park Conference and Sports Centre, Northampton from Friday 27th- 29th July. All youths from 13 years and above, and their advisers across the Fellowship's 30 branches are encouraged to start making their bookings. The MYD says 80 places are available and will be allocated on a first come and first serve basis.


In a letter to branches the MYD says: "The 3 day retreat will cost £90 per person. There will be no discount to the cost as this has already been factored in and cost covers accommodation, food and activities."


The MYD also reminded advisors attending the event to ensure they have Methodist Church safeguarding certificates. The Youth retreat is an opportunity for youth within the Fellowship to come together to develop and explore a growing relationship with Christ, and also to know each other better through sharing life experiences.


Besides engaging in structured sessions and group discussions, Youth will also showcase their God given talents and participate willingly in other planned physical/sport activities. To create a friendly enviroment and for participants to reflect a christian attitude, MYD produced a Code of Conduct which can be accessed here , consent forms for under 18 and 18+.


The address of the venue of the retreat is:

                                                   Kings Park Conference & Sports Centre

                                                     Kings Park Road


                                                     NN3 6LL



For PAYMENT DETAILS and any further information contact:


MYD Secretary Ruvarashe Matereke: 07454 767966 / Christine Magunda Chair, MYD: 



Youth Board Secretary Lovender Madziya: 07454 266598



Youth Led All Night in Leicester Sat 17th February

LavendarThe Youth Board, which coordinates the Youth Ministry within the Fellowship is urging all branches across UK and Ireland to both fundraise and attend in huge numbers, the Youth-led All night prayer gathering to be held on Saturday 17th February in Leicester at 1800hrs.


In a statement to the Fellowship family, Youth Board Secretary, Lavender Madziya said: “We pray in Jesus name that it is a blessed event, with various performances from within our youth groups, praise and worship band led sessions and other exciting events throughout the night.” Lavender reminded branches that although this is a youth-led All night, it is a fellowship event where every member of the Fellowship, friends and family are required to attend.

Youth week will run from the 11th-18th of February and the 2018 Youth Week booklet detailing what groups are expected to do can be accessed from here.


Dress code for this year’s All night is formal or smart wear and event will take place at:



Trinity Methodist Church 

Narborough Road 




For any further information contact Youth Board Secretary via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MYD held a successful Youth Encounter in Bristol

The Methodist Young Disciples (MYD) held a successful Youth Encounter Christmas Ball in Bristol on Saturday 18th November 2017, at Victoria Methodist Church. The event held for the second time has become one of the youth's exciting annual event. Youths from across the Fellowship's branches supported by their advisors attended the event, which was held in a beautifully decorated victorian building in the heart of Bristol.


Besides the youths including those from Scotland and their advisors some of the people who graced

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the occassion included Revd Richard Sharpe, Minister at Victoria Methodist Church who welcomed the gathering, Revd Chaplain Sibanda and amai, Revd Sachikonye, and National Committee representatives, Mr Gabriel Gidi, National steward and Martin Nyamupingidza, National Organising Secretary, Youth Board and their Coordinators, advisors from different branches and host branch, Bristol which was represented by its local committee chaired by Mr Tichaona Madziya.


The annual flagship event focussed on the theme of Giving and Christmas . The gathering was first welcomed by Revd Sharpe and listened to powerful and uplifting devotions by Revd Chaplain Sibanda followed by dinner of delicious food prepared by youths. For the entire evening it was a mix of music and listening to teachings on the following topics:  Giving your faith to God delivered by Nyasha Gondavakuru, Giving & Charity, Be Inspired- Living in the diaspora by Mr Zwelo Dube and Giving your troubles to God by Mrs Mwadzi. MYD hope with support from youth, advisors and branches, this annual event could grow bigger and result in more Youths taking an active part in Fellowship activities.


More photos of this event can be accessed here thanks to photographer Baba Matereke.

UK Fellowship attended autonomy celebrations in Zimbabwe


Over hundred members of the UK Fellowship of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZF-UK) attended the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ)’s 40th Autonomy Celebrations on t

Rev Sibanda  Mr Gidi

he 17th to the 20th of August 2017. The delegation was comprised of all representatives of the Fellowship’s organisations [Men’s Christian Union, Ruwadzano/Manyano, Youth, Evangelism, Choir] and some of its members across the Fellowship’s 30 branches in UK.


MCZF-UK Chaplain Revd. Cleopas Sibanda, who was also part of the delegation said: “ We were so excited to join our Brethren from across the globe in celebrating our 40th Anniversary of our Autonomy.”




Revd. Sibanda added, “Our members are proud to be Zimbabwean Methodists working under the auspices of the Methodist Church in Britain. We remain connected to our Zimbabwean style of worship and to the worship in our own languages. It was an opportunity to bring a fresh and varied expression of worship.”


As we celebrated 40 years of autonomy from the British Methodist Church, we reflected on some of the work of Zimbabwean Methodists in the UK. With God’s grace, we have worked to support the church both in Britain and Zimbabwe in its mission and Christian social responsibility. Last year the MCZF-UK raised money to buy food packs distributed by the MCZ all over the country in response to the drought appeal in Zimbabwe.


This year, we have focused on helping Matthew Rusike Children’s Home to refurbish their eight housing units. The units needed new flooring and we have raised enough money to put floor tiles in all eight housing units. Our members have also donated two vehicles and a substantial amount of goods to the home.


MCZF-UK National Chairperson, Mr Gabriel Gidi said: “We are humbled by our members’ act of compassion. What the Fellowship is doing is a clear testimony that we are a church on the move and that after 40 years of autonomous ministry in Zimbabwe, we are ready to take the church to another level. The work of the UK Fellowship shows that the MCZ is a growing church that is responsive to the needs and challenges of our time; a church that continues to influence people even when they move to the diaspora.”

Read more: UK Fellowship attended autonomy celebrations in Zimbabwe

School of Evangelism Retreat 2017 in Staffordshire

The Fellowship's Evangelism group is holding its annual School of Evangelism Retreat from Friday 2nd to 4th June at Yarnfield Park Training and Conference centre in Stone, Stafforshire. Preachers, worship leaders supported by their Ministers are encouraged to attend this three day event. The theme is "We are Christ's Ambassadors  [Tirivamiriri vaKristru / Singabameli bakaKristu] 2 Corinthians 5:20.


The retreat provide a great opportunity for members of the Evangelism group to learn, share and embed. A wide range of topics will be covered and four ministers including Chaplain Revd Sibanda, Revd Chanakira, Revd Chidziya, Revd Sachikonye and different people from across the Fellowship will deliver some of the sessions. A detailed programme of the event can be accessed here.

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