Remember me…

I was asked to create an Easter card for a local Methodist Church Circuit and thought others may like similar.

Below is the A5 card I created that Borders Methodist Circuit will be using to share Easter greetings and resources with their friends.

A5 Greetings Card – Easter 2021 ©julesprichards

I have also created a generic A6 postcard. If you’d like some for your organisation just let me know.

A6 postcard – Easter 2021 ©julesprichards
Easter 2021 ©julesprichards

I can arrange delivery of A6 (148x105mm) postcards using the above design.

Printed in colour on both sides, on special 300gsm TruCard; coated on the outside and uncoated the reverse so it’s easy to write on. Price includes delivery to one UK address.

50 A6 Postcards £32
100 A6 Postcards £37
200 A6 Postcards £47
300 A6 Postcards £58
400 A6 Postcards £67

If you’re interested in this or similar just send me a message: Jules P Richards


on the road…

I might not agree with all that John Wesley said and did but a little focus on some of his perspectives is perhaps worth a tickle.

Here’s a short film in which the Applecart Team explore the methodical methods of the Methodists!


Some thoughts attributed to John Wesley:

“Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.” 

“Do all the good you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. To all the people you can…” 

“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils” 

“But if God be for you, who can be against you?” 

“Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!”

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” 

“We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.”  

“Catch on fire and others will love to come watch you burn.” 

“Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.”  

“Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can” 

“Vice does not lose its character by becoming fashionable.” 

“God grant that I may never live to be useless!” 

“…we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? …be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion?” 

“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?”  

“I have no objection to instruments of music in our worship, provided they are neither seen nor heard.” 

“Give me a tender heart, resigned,and pure, and full of faith and love.” 

“True humility is a kind of self-annihilation; and this is the centre of all virtues.” 


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Rolling rolling rolling – cycling pilgrimage

OK we’re not skipping up Kilimanjaro or back-stroking the Amazon but spending 3 days with a bunch of Methodists is a feat worth support surely!

WeselyCyclistWe aim to be rolling 165 miles over a three daze at the end of May…

It’s a cycling Pilgrimage from Leicester to the Epworth Old Rectory

Syston Methodist Church is working, alongside others, for transformed lives & community in Syston. This Pilgrimage is to raise money to turn part of the buildings into a Community Hub, the first goal for the Community Hub is to be used as a Youth Cafe. SMC have some grants and are looking for more. However, they are still short of quite a few thousand pounds. Every donation will take it closer to their goal of providing a fantastic new resource for our community. 50% of all the money raised on this Pilgrimage will be given to Epworth Old Rectory to support their exciting Welcome Home Development Project. The need in Syston for youth facilities is huge as there is a complete lack of places for young people in the evenings.

Latest Details here!

Can you spare a £1? or 2?
Remember to gift aid it if u can cos that’s another 25% on top!

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Methodism and the Cornish Tin Miner
For those with an interested in Cornwall and Methodism check this post: a-method-in-the-madness
A pamphlet produced in 1960 details how at a certain point in history, the church and its activities had a great effect… (?)
Even if you have no spiritual life/faith, Christian ideas have always given practical advice about how to handle failure, dejection and loss… etc.
It may be no accident that the huge increase in the incidence of common mental health issues seems to coincide with the decline of religion in the West and the loss of a whole tradition experienced in dealing with, if not answering, life’s unanswerable questions. There might be extreme misdirection but there might be also valuable insights offered by Christian teaching if you can fend off the theological language and hoopla in which it’s dressed.


Three Poems…

3PoemBMsI have been asked to produced three visuals to accompany the reading of three poems at the forthcoming Methodist Conference – July 2013.

Considering that listening, watching and doing, are all ways in which we can realise new things, these visuals hopefully provide another dynamic to the text of the poems.

The images will be displayed on large screens and will also be supplied as a handy bookmark for reference and contemplation.
You can see the pics here

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“Love” by George Herbert.

LOVE bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me…

“The Kingdom” by R. S. Thomas

It’s a long way off but inside it
There are quite different things going on:
Festivals at which the poor man
Is king…

“How everything adores being alive” by Mary Oliver.

What if you were a beetle, and a soft wind
and a certain allowance of time had summoned you out of your wrappings,
and there you were…

click titles for poems


Other people’s shoes…

Reflecting on the ordinary amongst the extraordinary…

The Methodist Church have asked each District to make a prayer symbol to help people to support the Olympics, Paralympics & Cultural Olympiad in prayer.
Rachel Parkinson (of Leicester North Circuit) and her team approached me with the engaging idea: “Put yourself in their shoes…


Put yourself in their shoes simply features 8 images of people and their shoes…

The posters will be displayed in more than 100 community buildings across the district.
The images will also be reflected on in presentations and worship events across the region.
Thanks goes to Leicester College photography students for some of the photos.
I simply designed the graphics and artworked the posters etc.

“The Games” will no doubt focus, elevate and trumpet, extraordinary achievements in the next few months, which indeed should be marvelled at, celebrated and applauded.
These posters will hopefully act as a catalyst causing us to reflect and remember the ordinary in, under, amongst and over the extraordinary phenomenon of the next few months’ Olympiad.

The posters underpin the reflections with the idea “As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to share the gospel of peace” from Ephesians Ch.6 v15