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Methodists celebrate 21 years in the UK; Church commends Diaspora Insurance partnership

By Diaspora Insurance News


UNITED KINGDOM: The Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship UK’s (MCZF UK) has commended Diaspora Insurance for supporting the church’s recent 21st anniversary celebrations.

Civic and Methodist Church leaders recently joined over 450 delegates who gathered in resort city of Blackpool to celebrate the milestone.

High profile guests at the four-day celebrations included the Mayor of Blackpool Councillor Peter Hunter and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Brigadier (Retd) Peter Rafferty MDE DL.

Also present was the Vice President of the Methodist Church, Deacon Kerry Scarlett and the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe Presiding Bishop Revd George Mawire.

National Steward, Noah Dodo, thanked Diaspora Insurance for contributing to the success of the celebrations as headline sponsor.

“(We thank our) our headline sponsor, Diaspora Insurance, for their financial support, production of the programme, and Live streaming of some parts of the proceedings,” said Dodo.

A company representative said Diaspora Insurance was honoured to partner church has headline sponsor for the milestone occasion.

“We applaud the leadership, clergy, volunteers, and members of the Methodist Church for their continued dedication and service. We wish the Church continued success, blessings, and prosperity in the years to come,” he said.

Meanwhile, addressing the delegates, Reverend Dr Clement Matarirano, Acting Chaplain of MCZF UK, expressed gratitude for the collective journey of the Fellowship, attributing the anniversary to God’s faithfulness and the unwavering commitment of its members.

The celebrations included a colourful celebratory march along the Irish Sea beach with delegates dressed in their specially-designed colourful 21st Anniversary attire.

There were also powerful devotions, teachings, services, presentations, worship, music, as well as activities for young people and children.

“The 21st Anniversary Celebrations were a memorable occasion, which reflected on past achievements, and looking ahead with optimism. Under the theme ‘God is faithful’, the event served as a testament to the enduring faith that has guided the Fellowship over the years.

MCZF Z UK was established in 2003 by Zimbabwean Methodists residing in or visiting the United Kingdom.

Over the years, MCZF UK has grown to some 30 societies spread across the UK and become “a beacon of worship and cultural expression within the Methodist Church in Britain (MCB) with strong ties to the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ)”.

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