Rev James: September 2021
The Methodist Conference took place in Birmingham at the end of June. It was an extremely packed agenda with important decisions being made in a wide variety of areas of the church's activity. These included —
- The Induction of our new President and Vice-President
- Reception into Full Connexion and Ordination of Deacons and Presbyters
- Marriage and Relationships
- The theology of Safeguarding
- Oversight and Trusteeship
- Ministry in the Methodist Church
- Education Strategy
- Strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity
The attached document gives a brief overview of these and other decisions and the orginal conference reports can be accessed here
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