Statement from Methodist leaders following the tram derailment in Croydon
It is with great sorrow and concern that we learned the news of the tram derailment in Croydon this morning. It seems unimaginable that people making a simple journey to work, or school or home have been hurt or killed in such a sudden and tragic way.
Local church leaders are ready to help in any way that they can and prayers will be offered in churches across Croydon and London in the days to come. Church members use the tram regularly because it is reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly and this is a very sad day for the whole community in Croydon.
The prayers and thoughts of Methodists in London are with the injured and with the families and friends of those who have died. We remember with thanks the emergency services and their tireless efforts to save life and to bring comfort.
The Revd Peter Clarke – Superintendent of the Croydon Circuit of the Methodist Church
The Revd Nigel Cowgill – Chair of the London District of the Methodist Church
The Revd Michaela Youngson – Chair of the London District of the Methodist Church